Letters by Scottish Women. An interesting collection of 40 p...
Letters by Scottish Women. An interesting collection of 40 plus manuscript letters spanning the period 1686 to 1820s. Some of the earlier letters are to Baillie Gordon of Inverness & his connections, the later ones to James & Duncan Grant of Bught, lawyers in Inverness & Provosts thereof. It is believed that these were collected by Duncan G. Warrand with a view to writing an article on the education of women, in any case, they demonstrate the development of handwriting during the period in question. The letter dated 31st March 1745 from Isabella Cuthbert, a serving woman but obviously very literate, highlights the privations of her life in the capital at the time of the "unhappie wars".