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Letter from Mrs E Campbell to Isabella Baillie, on subject of cold winter, page 1
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D456_A_33_5_1
PLACENAME
Inverness
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
n/a
PERIOD
1810s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5022
KEYWORDS
Baillies of Dunain
Isabella Baillie
transport
horse-drawn carriages
Frost Fair
snow
correspondence
letters
Letter from Mrs E Campbell to Isabella Baillie, on subject of cold winter, page 1

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 undated letter is from Mrs E Campbell to Isabella Baillie. In it, Mrs Campbell talks about her daughter's long journey south to Edinburgh. She was delayed en route by snow, especially at Aviemore. Fortunately the carriage was equipped with spades and the coachman and guard were able to dig it out when it got stuck in the snow.

It must have been particularly cold throughout the country as Mrs Cambell also mentions that the River Thames has been frozen over for some time. This suggests that it may have been the winter of 1813/14, when London suffered its worst frost of the 19th century. The Thames was frozen solid from 31 January to 5 February. A 'Frost Fair' was held on the ice between London Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge


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Letter from Mrs E Campbell to Isabella Baillie, on subject of cold winter, page 1

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1810s

Baillies of Dunain; Isabella Baillie; transport; horse-drawn carriages; Frost Fair; snow; 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 undated letter is from Mrs E Campbell to Isabella Baillie. In it, Mrs Campbell talks about her daughter's long journey south to Edinburgh. She was delayed en route by snow, especially at Aviemore. Fortunately the carriage was equipped with spades and the coachman and guard were able to dig it out when it got stuck in the snow. <br /> <br /> It must have been particularly cold throughout the country as Mrs Cambell also mentions that the River Thames has been frozen over for some time. This suggests that it may have been the winter of 1813/14, when London suffered its worst frost of the 19th century. The Thames was frozen solid from 31 January to 5 February. A 'Frost Fair' was held on the ice between London Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge <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