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Old 14-05-21, 11:07 PM
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I have enlarged your original photograph of the logo inside and I can tell you it says 'Romans & Patterson' and the last bit is 'Edinburgh' this firm have traded on Princess St Edinburgh since 1830's specializing in Tartans and other Scottish garb for the tourist and private purchase. They do not and never have held a Clothing Warrant to supply uniform items for the military. Take Jardine's of Edinburgh for example they do have a Warrant and are supplied with the various regiments pattern books to ensure what the supplied is in keeping within the dress regulations, be it for an Officer or OR's. I have attached a short history of the makers of your Glengarry. It may well have been a private purchase by an officer or soldier, but as there are no badge holes it has never been worn on military service, but may have been worn by the tartan Army or at Murrayfield.

OR's Military Glengarries came with a code stamped inside, however, Officers are a private purchase, for example our regimental approved tailor was Mayer & Mortimer, who hold our pattern books see picture of the said book.


Romanes & Patersons.
Were a well-known and long-established Tartan dealers of 62 Princes Street, Edinburgh. In the early 1960s the Newtonmore Clan MacPherson museum was presented with a large leather-bound volume containing the collection of specimens of Clan Tartans compiled by Messrs. Romanes & Paterson, This volume was presented on 9th August, 1839, by the firm to the museum of H. M. William, Esq., as is recorded by a manuscript docquet thereon of that date.
The collection consists of sixty-nine specimens of hard tartan cloth, measuring in most cases approximately 12-inches by 9-inches, carefully bound at the edges and representing setts allocated at the time of publication to almost the same number of Highland Clans and Lowland families. Romanes & Paterson's collection must have been compiled prior to 1839, probably round about 1830. Logan, the author of The Scottish Gael, published in 1831, was engaged in collecting tartans prior to that date and Messrs. Stewart Christie & Co., George Street, Edinburgh, have a pattern book of tartans which, it is thought, was compiled in 1820-1830. This collection consists of specimens of tartan cloth as in the case of Romanes & Paterson's book. There is a similar collection, dated 1815, compiled by General Sir William Cockburn and now in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow. In response to enquiry, Romanes & Paterson could not give any authentic information as to the date or origin of their collection.
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