James Guthrie Reid (1855 - 1920) MP

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Birthplace: Blythswood, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: Died
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Immediate Family

    • William
    • Elizabeth
    • Mary
    • William
    • Alexander
    • John
    • Margaret King
    • Elizabeth Guthrie
    • David Guthrie
    • Herbert

About James Guthrie Reid


is the son of William Reid, and his wife, Elizabeth Guthrie. He was born in Glasgow on 28 April 1855 [Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, index, FamilySearch] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F79W-15P and died on 30 August 1920. He was buried at Brookwood Necropolis in Surrey, England.

James Guthrie Reid married Clarissa Blanche, at Valparaiso in Peru, on 29 January 1890. She was created a Dame of the Brittish Empire in 1918. When she died in 1933 Dame Clarissa Reid, D.B.E. left his collection of Peruvian Antiquities to the Brithish Musem. The Brittish Museum Quarterly describes her bequest thus: "By the wishes of the late Dame Clarissa Reid, an important series of Peruvian antiquities has come to the Brittish Museum. These were originally collected by the late James Guthrie Reid (Manager of Messrs Duncan Fox in Peru), whose personal estates covered part of the important prehistoric cemetery of Nasca (in the south of the Republic) which was discovered shortly before the War. The collection embraces some very fine examples of the polychrome pottery of the Nasca and Yca valleys, as well as gold and silver objects from coastal sires farther north. Among the more remarkable is the Gold Beaker of the Chimu Period, of the Truxillo Region, illustrated in Pl. XXVII. Textiles, in admiral preservation, are also represented, as well as certain types of wood-carving which are very poorly represented in the Brittish Museum. There are also a few specimins of stone and copper work. The collection is not only a valuable supplement to the series in the Brittish Museum, but will fill gaps in the National Collection. T.A.J. [Brittish Museum Quarterly, VIII, No. 2 (Published by the Trustees, London, 1933) http://archive.org/stream/britishmuseumqua08britlond#page/n155/mode/2up ]

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James Guthrie Reid's Timeline

April 28, 1855
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
January 29, 1890
Age 34
August 30, 1920
Age 65
Surrey, England