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TITLE
Letter from John Alves, Inverness to William Baillie, Fort St George, India, page 4
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D456_A_16_10_4
PLACENAME
Inverness
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1773
PERIOD
1770s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
4974
KEYWORDS
Baillies of Dunain
East India Company
WIlliam Baillie
General Fraser
Lord George Gordon
correspondence
letters
Letter from John Alves, Inverness to William Baillie, Fort St George, India, page 4

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 28 January 1773. It is a letter from John Alves in Inverness to William Baillie at Fort St George in India. William (1737-1782) was employed as an army officer in the British East India Company.

Topics covered in the letter include magazines and papers sent to William (including the London Chronicle and Scots Magazine), a Parliamentary Committee investigating the affairs of the East India Company, (the company was near a crisis point), and the involvement of the French in India.

Alves goes on to talk about conditions in France, events in other European countries and local politics involving General Fraser and Lord George Gordon, a powerful and extreme Protestant


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Letter from John Alves, Inverness to William Baillie, Fort St George, India, page 4

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1770s

Baillies of Dunain; East India Company; WIlliam Baillie; General Fraser; Lord George Gordon; 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 28 January 1773. It is a letter from John Alves in Inverness to William Baillie at Fort St George in India. William (1737-1782) was employed as an army officer in the British East India Company. <br /> <br /> Topics covered in the letter include magazines and papers sent to William (including the London Chronicle and Scots Magazine), a Parliamentary Committee investigating the affairs of the East India Company, (the company was near a crisis point), and the involvement of the French in India. <br /> <br /> Alves goes on to talk about conditions in France, events in other European countries and local politics involving General Fraser and Lord George Gordon, a powerful and extreme Protestant <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