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TITLE
Johnson and Highland Children
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_914_117_P009
PLACENAME
Achnashellach
DISTRICT
Loch Carron
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochcarron
DATE OF IMAGE
1852
PERIOD
1770s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31351
KEYWORDS
clans
travels
children
tourismed
Johnson and Highland Children

While at the village of 'Auchnasheal' (possibly Achnashellach), on their travels, Boswell and Johnson met a large group of Macraes. As none of them could speak English, Boswell commented to Johnson that it was like being with a tribe of Indians, to which Johnson replied that it was, but not as terrifying. The travellers gave the Macraes some wheat, bread and snuff and gave each of the children a penny.

This illustration was taken from 'Boswell's Journal of the Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson' (1852 edition)

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Johnson and Highland Children

ROSS: Lochcarron

1770s

clans; travels; children; tourismed

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

While at the village of 'Auchnasheal' (possibly Achnashellach), on their travels, Boswell and Johnson met a large group of Macraes. As none of them could speak English, Boswell commented to Johnson that it was like being with a tribe of Indians, to which Johnson replied that it was, but not as terrifying. The travellers gave the Macraes some wheat, bread and snuff and gave each of the children a penny.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Boswell's Journal of the Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson' (1852 edition)