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TITLE
Letter from Rev John Clark, Aberdeen to Isabella Baillie, Nairn, page 1
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D456_A_34_1_1
PLACENAME
Inverness
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1803
PERIOD
1800s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5027
KEYWORDS
Baillies of Dunain
Highland Archive
Isabella Baillie
Reverend John Clark
correspondence
letters
Letter from Rev John Clark, Aberdeen to Isabella Baillie, Nairn, 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 document is dated 12 November 1803. It is a letter from the Reverend John Clark, Aberdeen to Isabella Baillie, Nairn. (Isabella assumed responsibility for the Baillie Estate after her husband's death in 1797).

The letter concerns Archy, one of Isabella's sons. It appears that the plan to send Archy to Aberdeen has been approved by the Principal (of the school?) and by Doctor Macpherson.

One of Isabella's other sons, William, is reported to be doing well in all his subjects apart from French which he is due to start the following week.

The remainder of the letter is taken up with words of comfort for Isabella. She has evidently been going through a troubled time and the Reverend points out the many ways in which God and religion can help sustain her


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Letter from Rev John Clark, Aberdeen to Isabella Baillie, Nairn, page 1

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1800s

Baillies of Dunain; Highland Archive; Isabella Baillie; Reverend John Clark; 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 November 1803. It is a letter from the Reverend John Clark, Aberdeen to Isabella Baillie, Nairn. (Isabella assumed responsibility for the Baillie Estate after her husband's death in 1797).<br /> <br /> The letter concerns Archy, one of Isabella's sons. It appears that the plan to send Archy to Aberdeen has been approved by the Principal (of the school?) and by Doctor Macpherson. <br /> <br /> One of Isabella's other sons, William, is reported to be doing well in all his subjects apart from French which he is due to start the following week.<br /> <br /> The remainder of the letter is taken up with words of comfort for Isabella. She has evidently been going through a troubled time and the Reverend points out the many ways in which God and religion can help sustain her <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