Dan to Beersheba: Work and Travel in Four Continents Archibald R Colquhoun

ISBN: 9781331491804

Published: September 27th 2015

Paperback

154 pages


Description

Dan to Beersheba: Work and Travel in Four Continents  by  Archibald R Colquhoun

Dan to Beersheba: Work and Travel in Four Continents by Archibald R Colquhoun
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 154 pages | ISBN: 9781331491804 | 10.58 Mb

Excerpt from Dan to Beersheba: Work and Travel in Four ContinentsMy great-grandfather, Hugh Colquhoun, lived on a small estate called Underwood, near Stirling. He was a prosperous man and married into a good mercantile family, his wife beingMoreExcerpt from Dan to Beersheba: Work and Travel in Four ContinentsMy great-grandfather, Hugh Colquhoun, lived on a small estate called Underwood, near Stirling. He was a prosperous man and married into a good mercantile family, his wife being Elizabeth Semple.

At the time when all Britain was shaking with fear of invasion from Boney, he raised a troop of regulars for home service, called, in the fashion of the day, Fencibles. One of his grandsons afterwards carried on the tea business in Glasgow, which was the source of the family fortunes, under the name of Semple and Co. Elizabeth Semple was granddaughter of Donald Govan of Cameron and Bonhill, who is reputed to be the original of the old Admiral in Humphrey Clinker.

The Smolletts had at one time got possession of one of the Colquhoun estates, and Donald Govans own place at Bonhill passed into their hands- so the connection between the families was undoubtedly close - more close than friendly! In fact, a feud existed between the Colquhouns and the Smolletts to such an extent that my father incurred the wrath of the head of the clan on one occasion by voting for a Mr. Smollett who was the Conservative candidate for Parliament.

My father did not agree with Mr. Smolletts politics, but declared obstinately that he was the best man, and the best man knew most about India, so he should vote for him! I suspect that he did so very largely to demonstrate his independence of clan ties or the influence of his chief, Sir James, for, although the latter was his good friend, my father would not brook any idea of the patronage or feudal feeling which is the kernel of the clan system.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition.

We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "Dan to Beersheba: Work and Travel in Four Continents":


motersdemallorca.com

©2013-2015 | DMCA | Contact us