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TITLE
Letter from Hugh MacIntosh, Dunain, to Anne Baillie, Edinburgh, page 3
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D456_A_50_17_3
PLACENAME
Inverness
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1829
PERIOD
1820s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5057
KEYWORDS
Baillies of Dunain
Highland Archive
correspondence
letters
Anne Baillie
steamboats
transport
William Baillie
Letter from Hugh MacIntosh, Dunain, to Anne Baillie, Edinburgh, 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 20 February, 1829. It is a letter from Hugh MacIntosh, Dunain to Anne Baillie, Edinburgh. In it, Hugh talks about his eventful journey home from Edinburgh to Inverness. The steamboat had taken him as far as Fort William but could go no further as the canal had dried up due to a lock being repaired. He continued his journey, sometimes on foot, sometimes by boat, finally arriving at the Dunain Estate five days after he had set out from Edinburgh.

Hugh also mentions the behaviour of William Baillie, Anne's brother. As William was suffering from a mental illness and was incapable of managing his own affairs, Anne became responsible for the management of the estate


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Letter from Hugh MacIntosh, Dunain, to Anne Baillie, Edinburgh, page 3

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1820s

Baillies of Dunain; Highland Archive; correspondence; letters; Anne Baillie; steamboats; transport; William Baillie

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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 20 February, 1829. It is a letter from Hugh MacIntosh, Dunain to Anne Baillie, Edinburgh. In it, Hugh talks about his eventful journey home from Edinburgh to Inverness. The steamboat had taken him as far as Fort William but could go no further as the canal had dried up due to a lock being repaired. He continued his journey, sometimes on foot, sometimes by boat, finally arriving at the Dunain Estate five days after he had set out from Edinburgh.<br /> <br /> Hugh also mentions the behaviour of William Baillie, Anne's brother. As William was suffering from a mental illness and was incapable of managing his own affairs, Anne became responsible for the management of the estate <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