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TITLE
Letter from William Baillie, Budgate to Archibald Baillie, East India College, page 3
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D456_A_31_8_3
PLACENAME
Inverness
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1810
PERIOD
1810s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5021
KEYWORDS
Baillies of Dunain
WIlliam Budgate
East India College
East India Company
horse racing
correspondence
letters
Letter from William Baillie, Budgate to Archibald Baillie, East India College, 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 6 March 1810. It is a letter from William Baillie of Budgate (near Cawdor) to his brother Archy. At that time Archy was attending the East India College near Ware, a training facility established in 1806 for youths aged 16-18 wishing to serve in the East India company overseas. In the letter William refers to the college and is happy to hear that Archy continues to enjoy his time there.

William goes on to talk about the lack of entertainment in the area at this time of year, with the only exception being several plays performed at the theatre in Inverness which he has attended. He also talks about a recent horse race held at Fort George, the prize for which was 100 guineas.

William finishes by asking Archy if he has been continuing with his flute practice


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Letter from William Baillie, Budgate to Archibald Baillie, East India College, page 3

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1810s

Baillies of Dunain; WIlliam Budgate; East India College; East India Company; horse racing; 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 6 March 1810. It is a letter from William Baillie of Budgate (near Cawdor) to his brother Archy. At that time Archy was attending the East India College near Ware, a training facility established in 1806 for youths aged 16-18 wishing to serve in the East India company overseas. In the letter William refers to the college and is happy to hear that Archy continues to enjoy his time there.<br /> <br /> William goes on to talk about the lack of entertainment in the area at this time of year, with the only exception being several plays performed at the theatre in Inverness which he has attended. He also talks about a recent horse race held at Fort George, the prize for which was 100 guineas. <br /> <br /> William finishes by asking Archy if he has been continuing with his flute practice <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