Notebook containing notes, probably taken by Peter Stewart, writer, Provost of Campbeltown, on dictates on rhetoric delivered by Hugh Blair. Edit




  • ?1760-1775. (Creation)


  • 202 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1985, by A I B Stewart.

  • Arrangement

    vi folios + 196 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The notebook has some miscellaneous early 19th century newspaper cuttings posted in (folios i-v) and a notice of the death of Sir Thomas Reid, Baronet, written 1823, probably by William Ferguson (folio 183 verso). An article by A I B Stewart, ascribes the volume to Peter Stewart and gives family details (loosely enclosed at back, folio 190-196).

  • Custodial History

    Ownership of the notebook passed from the Stewart family. The name William Ferguson, Campbeltown occurs, (probably William Ferguson, merchant, grocer and ironmonger) and also another name probably Sheriff Campbell, Campbeltown (possibly Duncan Campbell, sheriff substitute of Kintyre).