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“the delight in store for the reader”

A very favourable review by Mary W Craig in the Scottish Local History journal of February 2012  – http://www.slhf.org/. She gives a good summary of the book, mentioning the people, the servants, and the changes from the 1860s to the … Continue reading

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on 29th August …

John Simpson married Christina Petrie in 1866 at Kirk Rushen on the Isle of Man.  John was the nephew of Sir James Young Simpson, the famous physician, and lived at 21 Dalrymple Crescent from 1868 to 1873 (he was the … Continue reading

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On 28th August …

Mary Amelia Downie, born Mary Emilia Lockhart, was christened in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire in 1805. Her father, Robert Lockhart, was a minister, and her mother was born Elizabeth Ann Newman. In April 1834 she married Alexander Downie, a merchant who was … Continue reading

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On 26th August …

David Keith Bullow Whyte was born in Edinburgh in 1840. His parents, William Whyte and Janet Bullow, were married in 1835. They had least three other children: William who was born in 1844, Jessie who was born in 1836 and … Continue reading

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Tom Devine

Yesterday evening I went to see Tom Devine at the Edinburgh Book Festival.  He was talking about his new book: To the Ends of the Earth, Scotland’s Global Diaspora, 1750-2010.  As usual he was a very entertaining speaker. His main … Continue reading

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