Selections From The Family Papers Preserved At Caldwell Volume 1, Pt. 1

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byWilliam Mure

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1854 Excerpt: ... Plate IX. Autographs--Continued. 10. Holograph of No. XL. p. 138. 11. Subscription of No. LII. p. 184. The signature is supplied from another document not printed in this Collection 1 12. Subscription and Signature of No. XLVII.2 p. 180. 13. Signatures of the Laird of Glanderstone and Caldwell, writer of Nos. XLVI. LXI. &c., and of Sir James Stuart of Goodtrees Lord Advocate, to the draft contract of marriage between the nephew and heir of the former and the daughter of the latter.3 1 Cantaira seems rarely to have signed his letters. 2 Misprinted XLII. in the teit. 5 Not printed in the Collection. INTRODUCTORY MEMOIR. PART I. It has been said that were any man, moderately endowed with judgment, taste, and habits of observation, to draw up, at the close of a life spent in the active pursuits of the world, a well digested account of what he had seen, heard, and reflected, his book would prove both amusing and instructive, not only to his own friends but to the public of his day. If this he true of the life of an individual man, extending over some fifty or sixty years, it may be presumed to hold equally good in regard to a family or race of men extending over several centuries. The narrative ought also, in the latter case, to possess that peculiar kind of attraction which remoteness of time imparts to the details of human life and conduct. It is this consideration which has led the compiler of the present collection of original papers to hope, that they may be found not altogether devoid of interest by the student of Scottish history and manners, however little claim they may possess to general attention, on the ground either of their own intrinsic importance, or that of the family to which they chiefly relate. In this preliminary Memoir it is proposed to off...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1854 Excerpt: ... Plate IX. Autographs--Continued. 10. Holograph of No. XL. p. 138. 11. Subscription of No. LII. p. 184. The signature is supplied...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217550770

ISBN - 13:9780217550772

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