Apology for his conversion to Roman Catholicism by Alexander Cameron, a younger son of John Cameron of Lochiel, and subsequently a Jesuit missioner in Scotland. Edit




  • [1730.] (Creation)


  • 28 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Scope and Contents

    The apology is addressed to Alexander Cameron’s brother, probably his elder brother Donald (who succeeded their father in 1748) and is the manuscript (or a contemporary fair copy of the manuscript) accompanying the letter he wrote him from Boulogne in August, apparently the month before he entered the philosophy course at the Scots College, Douai, in September 1730. The apology appears to be unpublished. The letter, which is held at Achnacarry, is discussed and printed in 'The conversion of Alexander Cameron' by Thomas Wynne, in ‘Innes review’, xlv, no 2, pages 179-187.

  • Bibliography

    Wynne, Thomas. 'The conversion of Alexander Cameron', in ‘Innes review’, xlv, no 2 (Autumn 1994).

  • Arrangement

    iv folios (blank) + 48 pages.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1983.