Document ReferenceN Mc 1/51
TitleLetter from Priscilla McLaren (née Bright), Edinburgh to her sister 'Maggie' [Margaret] Lucas (née Bright); 16 January 1852.
Date16 January 1852
Extent5 ff
Content DescriptionGives brief listing of the number of social events connected with the Lord Provostship, her first reactions and impressions of some of the events and personalities; describes the new servants; describes problems with the nurse/housekeeper/cook and the attitude of her ex-servants 'Betsy' and 'Jessy'.

Thinks it is time to wean the baby [Helen Priscilla McLaren], as her hair is falling out; Charles [Benjamin McLaren] is recovering from chickenpox; notes a visit to Heriot's Hospital, where the children are now given an apple and an orange in place of the usual 'toddy'; attended a 'teetotal service'; gives her impressions of Sherriff Gordon and Mrs ['Fanny' Frances A.] Kemble.
Termfamily & domestic & medical & social

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1908Rabagliati; Helen P. (1851-1934); Mrs; 'Tilla' née McLaren1851-1934
NA1861McLaren; Charles B.B. (1850-1934); 1st Baron Aberconway1850-1934
NA1909Gordon; - (fl 1852); -; 'Sherriff'fl 1852
NA1910Kemble; Frances A. (fl 1852)fl 1852
NA1759Bright; Samuel (1826-1873); Mr1826-1873
NA1774Lucas; Samuel (fl 1839-1881)fl 1839-1881
NA1911MacKenzie; Robert (fl 1852); -; manservantfl 1852
NA1823MacLeod; - (fl 1849-1874); Mrsfl 1849-1874
NA1912Johnstone; William (fl 1852); Sirfl 1852
NA1913Tufnell; Henry (fl 1852); -fl 1852
NA1914Cowan; Charles (1801-1889); Mr; Liberal M.P.1801-1889
NA1915Gordon; Watson (fl 1852); Sir; artistfl 1852
NA1916Wilson; - (fl 1852); Professorfl 1852
NA1917Mackray; - (fl 1852); Mrfl 1852
NA1918Barm; - (fl 1852); Drfl 1852
NA1919Combes; George (fl 1852-1887); -fl 1852-1887
NA1920Smith; J.B. (fl 1852); Missfl 1852
NA1921Renton; William (fl 1852); -fl 1852
NA1832McIntyre; - (fl 1849-1852); Missfl 1849-1852
NA1922Searle; Walter (fl 1852); -fl 1852
NA1923Morrison; - (fl 1852-1855); Mrfl 1852-1855
NA1875Lucas; Samuel Bright (fl 1851-1852)fl 1851-1852
NA1812Thomasson; Catharine (fl 1841-1887); Mrs; 'Kate' née Lucasfl 1841-1887
NA1924Wigham; - (fl 1852-1856); Mrsfl 1852-1856
NA920McLaren; Priscilla (1815-1906); née Bright social reformer1815-1906
NA1748Lucas; Margaret (fl 1829-1887); Mrs; 'Maggie' née Brightfl 1829-1887
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