Mackintosh Donation


We were recently very generously gifted a collection of around 30 books with Charles Rennie Mackintosh provenance by King Edward VI High School for Girls in Birmingham. The books once formed part of an extensive library gifted to the school by its former headmistress Jean Wilks CBE in 2014. Miss Wilks had for many years cared for her friend and colleague Maggie Davidson – a grand-daughter of William Davidson who commissioned Mackintosh to design the family home Windyhill in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire in 1900. Many of these books were given as gifts to the family by Mackintosh, and some include inscriptions.

You can read more about the donation, and a poignant letter from Mackintosh to one of the Davidson children, at the Scotsman, Herald, BBC, and Evening Times.


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