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TITLE
Sir John Sinclair
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_CAIMS_PPD67
DATE OF IMAGE
26 November 1835
PERIOD
1830s
CREATOR
Adolph Kiste
SOURCE
Caithness Horizons
ASSET ID
866
KEYWORDS
landowners
politicians
agricultural improvers
Sir John Sinclair

This print depicts a head and shoulders drawing of Sir John Sinclair. The print shows Sir John looking to the left. He is wearing a jacket with a high collar, below this is a tartan shirt or possibly a waistcoat. He appears to be wearing a white frilled shirt with a dark cravat. The drawing has been blended out around his shoulders in an oval shape.

Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster (1754-1835) was a landowner, politician, early improver, agriculturist, statistician and ambassador for his country. Born in Thurso Castle into a branch of the Sinclair Earls of Caithness, he went on to study at the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Oxford before being admitted to the Faculty of Advocates. He was returned as MP for Caithness in 1780 and sat in the House of Commons almost continually until 1811.

Sir John was the first president of the Board of Agriculture and founded a society for the improvement of British wool. In 1805 he was appointed commissioner for the construction of roads and bridges in the north of Scotland. He also supervised the compilation of the first Statistical Account of Scotland (1791-1799).


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Sir John Sinclair

1830s

landowners; politicians; agricultural improvers

Caithness Horizons

This print depicts a head and shoulders drawing of Sir John Sinclair. The print shows Sir John looking to the left. He is wearing a jacket with a high collar, below this is a tartan shirt or possibly a waistcoat. He appears to be wearing a white frilled shirt with a dark cravat. The drawing has been blended out around his shoulders in an oval shape. <br /> <br /> Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster (1754-1835) was a landowner, politician, early improver, agriculturist, statistician and ambassador for his country. Born in Thurso Castle into a branch of the Sinclair Earls of Caithness, he went on to study at the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Oxford before being admitted to the Faculty of Advocates. He was returned as MP for Caithness in 1780 and sat in the House of Commons almost continually until 1811. <br /> <br /> Sir John was the first president of the Board of Agriculture and founded a society for the improvement of British wool. In 1805 he was appointed commissioner for the construction of roads and bridges in the north of Scotland. He also supervised the compilation of the first Statistical Account of Scotland (1791-1799). <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href=""mailto: joannehowdle@caithnesshorizons.co.uk"">Caithness Horizons</a>