Document ReferenceN Mc 1/59
TitleLetter from Priscilla McLaren (née Bright), Newington House to her sister 'Maggie' [Margaret Lucas (née Bright)]; 16 August 1852.
Date16 August 1852
Extent5 ff
Content DescriptionDescribes election party for 350 held in the new house; the response she and Duncan McLaren had to their defeat; remarks that nurse is leaving; requires a governess and a housekeeper, the latter to give her more time for children; notes that John [McLaren] has 'English Cholera' and Grant [McLaren] is also ill, though Duncan [McLaren Jr] has returned to school; describes John and M[argaret] E[lizabeth] Bright's visit and her trip to Perth with them, in particular, her reaction to Margaret Elizabeth.
Termfamily & domestic & political

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA924McLaren; Duncan (1800-1886); politician1800-1886
NA1862McLaren; Duncan (1840-); Mr; jun. son of Duncan McLaren M.P.1840-
NA1825McLaren; John (1831-1910); Mr; Liberal M.P. and Lord Advocate of Scotland1831-1910
NA1821McLaren; Grant (fl 1849-1888)fl 1849-1888
NA1863Bright; M. Elizabeth (1822-1877); Mrs; née Leatham 2nd wife of John Bright1822-1877
NA1939Hogg; - (fl 1852); Mrfl 1852
NA1940Rawlins; - (fl 1852); Mrfl 1852
NA1940Rawlins; - (fl 1852); Mrfl 1852
NA1940Rawlins; - (fl 1852); Mrfl 1852
NA1941Bass; Sarah (fl 1852)fl 1852
NA1747Bright; Jacob (1821-1899); Mr; M.P. and women's suffrage campaigner1821-1899
NA1774Lucas; Samuel (fl 1839-1881)fl 1839-1881
NA1875Lucas; Samuel Bright (fl 1851-1852)fl 1851-1852
NA1812Thomasson; Catharine (fl 1841-1887); Mrs; 'Kate' née Lucasfl 1841-1887
NA1822McLaren; Catharine (-1869); Miss; 'Kate' 'Kitty'-1869
NA1942Goss; Anne Frances (fl 1852-1887); Mrs; née Ashworthfl 1852-1887
NA1760Bright; Gratton (1823-1853); Mr1823-1853
NA920McLaren; Priscilla (1815-1906); née Bright social reformer1815-1906
NA1748Lucas; Margaret (fl 1829-1887); Mrs; 'Maggie' née Brightfl 1829-1887
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