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TITLE
Highland wagons and sleds
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_130_P086
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1760
PERIOD
1720s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30906
KEYWORDS
carts
wagons
horses
loads
peats
sleds
ponies
Highland wagons and sleds

This illustration shows three different kinds of carts that Highlanders used. One of the most common uses for a cart, observed by the letter writer, was to carry peats. The writer also noticed that the carts were often pulled by small ponies and sometimes by women, but that the men would never carry a heavy load. He suggests that the reason might be that the men needed to be free to fight if attacked.

This illustration was taken from 'Letters from a Gentleman in the North of Scotland to his friend in London'. The letters, which were published anonymously, are by Edmund Burt, who died in 1755

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Highland wagons and sleds

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1720s

carts; wagons; horses; loads; peats; sleds; ponies

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This illustration shows three different kinds of carts that Highlanders used. One of the most common uses for a cart, observed by the letter writer, was to carry peats. The writer also noticed that the carts were often pulled by small ponies and sometimes by women, but that the men would never carry a heavy load. He suggests that the reason might be that the men needed to be free to fight if attacked.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Letters from a Gentleman in the North of Scotland to his friend in London'. The letters, which were published anonymously, are by Edmund Burt, who died in 1755