Skip to main content

"Mr. Alexander Sinclair's Journal" of a visit to Caithness on which he accompanied his father, Sir John Sinclair, 1st Baronet, of Ulbster, and his brother George Sinclair.

Identifier: MS.3090

Scope and Contents

The Sinclair's route from Edinburgh was by Stirling, Dunira, Weem, Aviemore, Beauly, and Golspie to Wick and Thurso, and they returned by Elgin, Peterhead, Aberdeen, and Kinross. The writer, aged 15, chiefly describes things of personal interest, such as food and social activities. He refers to Sir John's interests in road-building and herring-fisheries.


  • Creation: July-September 1809.


Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


80 Leaves ; Small quarto.

Language of Materials



ii + 78 folios.

Custodial History

The journal was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1942, I K Fletcher, Caerleon.

National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division
Description rules
International Standard for Archival Description - General
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

Archives and Manuscript Division
National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge
Edinburgh EH1 1EJ
0131 623 3700