Sandy Wilkie shared this photo to Blantyre Project.
I’d say this photo is around 1908/1909. The person is the photo is Nina Mary Benita Douglas-Hamilton, Duchess of Hamilton (née Nina Mary Benita Poore; 13 May 1878 – 12 January 1951.) Married in 1901, she went on to have 7 children in total.
The Duchess Nina Institute in the village of Quarter, near Hamilton was a gift to the villagers by the Duke and Duchess of Hamilton and was formally opened on 24 September 1910. My own grandmother spent her final days in that building, which was by then, a care home and I know some other elderly people from Blantyre lived in that care home too.
I can’t say I’m knowledgeable about this aristocrat lady, but this page tells a bit about her life. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Douglas-Hamilton,_Duchess_of_Hamilton.
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