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TITLE
Letter from Mr J Gordon, Edinburgh to Miss Baillie, Portobello, page 3
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D456_A_12_36_3
PLACENAME
Inverness
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1842
PERIOD
1840s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
4961
KEYWORDS
Baillies of Dunain
Established Church
Disruption
Thomas Chalmers
Free Church
correspondence
letters
Letter from Mr J Gordon, Edinburgh to Miss Baillie, Portobello, page 3

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 is dated 12 August 1842. It is a letter from a Mr J Gordon, Edinburgh to Miss Baillie. Miss Baillie is currently residing in Portobello and Mr Gordon is inviting her up to town for a visit. Other subjects covered by Mr Gordon include the weather and the impending split in the Established Church.

The crisis in the Scottish Church reached a climax in 1843 when, under the leadership of Thomas Chalmers, over two thirds of the ministers walked out of the Established Church to form the Free Church, a church free from the control of the landed classes


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Letter from Mr J Gordon, Edinburgh to Miss Baillie, Portobello, page 3

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1840s

Baillies of Dunain; Established Church; Disruption; Thomas Chalmers; Free Church; 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 is dated 12 August 1842. It is a letter from a Mr J Gordon, Edinburgh to Miss Baillie. Miss Baillie is currently residing in Portobello and Mr Gordon is inviting her up to town for a visit. Other subjects covered by Mr Gordon include the weather and the impending split in the Established Church. <br /> <br /> The crisis in the Scottish Church reached a climax in 1843 when, under the leadership of Thomas Chalmers, over two thirds of the ministers walked out of the Established Church to form the Free Church, a church free from the control of the landed classes <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