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TITLE
Certificate issued by Dr G Rees relating to William Baillie's mental health
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D456_A_8_16_1
PLACENAME
Dunain
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1815
PERIOD
1810s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
165
KEYWORDS
Baillies of Dunain
Highland Archive
mental health
William Baillie
correspondence
letters
Certificate issued by Dr G Rees relating to William Baillie's mental health

The Baillies of Dunain were an Inverness family who lived in and around the area from the mid-15th century onwards. Although their estate was small in comparison with many of the principal Highland families, they occupied a niche in the upper levels of Highland society.

A substantial collection of the family's papers is held by The Highland Council Archive Service. The papers cover the period c.1760-1860.

This document, dated 29 September 1815, is a certificate issued by Dr Rees of Finsbury Square, London. In it, Dr Rees states that William Baillie is a 'lunatic, incapable of managing his own affairs' and that 'he has been for some months a resident at my house for the Reception of insane persons as Hare Street, Hackney'.

William was the 14th Laird of Dunain and last in the line. He served time in the army in the Persian Gulf and the exposure to the sun during this period is eventually blamed for his mental health problems


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Certificate issued by Dr G Rees relating to William Baillie's mental health

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1810s

Baillies of Dunain; Highland Archive; mental health; William Baillie; correspondence; letters

Highland Archive Centre

Baillie of Dunain family papers

The Baillies of Dunain were an Inverness family who lived in and around the area from the mid-15th century onwards. Although their estate was small in comparison with many of the principal Highland families, they occupied a niche in the upper levels of Highland society.<br /> <br /> A substantial collection of the family's papers is held by The Highland Council Archive Service. The papers cover the period c.1760-1860.<br /> <br /> This document, dated 29 September 1815, is a certificate issued by Dr Rees of Finsbury Square, London. In it, Dr Rees states that William Baillie is a 'lunatic, incapable of managing his own affairs' and that 'he has been for some months a resident at my house for the Reception of insane persons as Hare Street, Hackney'.<br /> <br /> William was the 14th Laird of Dunain and last in the line. He served time in the army in the Persian Gulf and the exposure to the sun during this period is eventually blamed for his mental health problems <br /> <br /> <br /> For further information about this item and the collection to which it belongs, please <a href="mailto: archives@highlifehighland.com">email</a> the Highland Archive Service