Document ReferenceN Mc 1/93
TitleLetter from Duncan McLaren, Edinburgh to his son Charles Benjamin McLaren, Ventnor; 11 May 1862.
Date11 May 1862
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionCongratulates him on his twelfth birthday; advises that as our advantages and opportunities of 'doing good to others and ourselves increase, so do our responsibilities increase'; notes that he was apprenticed over 100 miles from his friends at Charles' age; states that at Portsmouth Dockyard, boys his age have to walk 25 miles a day, ropewinding in a room 1097 feet long (his premises in the High Street).

Asks him to ensure that that his 'Mamma' [Priscilla McLaren (née Bright)] rides a horse or drives a carriage as it is necessary for health; refers to the printing of John [Bright's] book.
Termfamily & religion

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA920McLaren; Priscilla (1815-1906); née Bright social reformer1815-1906
NA1775Bright; John (1811-1889); Mr; statesman1811-1899
NA1862McLaren; Duncan (1840-); Mr; jun. son of Duncan McLaren M.P.1840-
NA1821McLaren; Grant (fl 1849-1888)fl 1849-1888
NA1820McLaren; Agnes (1834-1910); Dr; medical doctor and suffragist1834-1910
NA1822McLaren; Catharine (-1869); Miss; 'Kate' 'Kitty'-1869
NA1908Rabagliati; Helen P. (1851-1934); Mrs; 'Tilla' née McLaren1851-1934
NA1956McLaren; Walter S.B. (1853-1912); Mr; Liberal M.P. and women's suffrage campaigner1853-1912
NA2049Renton; Agnes (fl 1862-1868); -fl 1862-1868
NA1995Oliver; - (fl 1854-1884); Mrfl 1854-1884
NA924McLaren; Duncan (1800-1886); politician1800-1886
NA1861McLaren; Charles B.B. (1850-1934); 1st Baron Aberconway1850-1934
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