Photographic copies of some family papers of Mr and Mrs Thomas Adams, Alloway, relating chiefly to Mrs Adams’ great-great-uncle, the Reverend Donald Stewart (1803-1831). Edit




  • 1776, 1831, undated (Creation)


  • 40 Leaves (Whole)



  • Physical Description

    40 Leaves Folio and under.

  • Dimensions

    Folio and under.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented 1977.

  • Arrangement

    40 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Reverend Donald Stewart, a native of the Loch Earn district of Perthshire, was a minister of St Mark’s, Demerara, from his arrival 29 April 1831 to his death seven months later.

    The contents are as follows.

    (i) Lease of Lednascriden, Balquhidder, 1776 (folio 1);

    (ii) Letter of Donald Stewart, Georgetown, 30 April 1831, to his father and brother, both John Stewart, Findglen, Loch Earn. A further letter, dated Georgetown, 2 May 1831, is cross-written on the first. With typed transcripts (folio 5);

    (iii) Letter of Donald Stewart, Manse of St Mark’s, 20 June 1831, to the same. The part to the father (folios 15-16) is in Gaelic and includes a sketch of the Manse (folio 14);

    (iv) Translation into English of the Gaelic part of the above, by Murdo MacLeod, Edinburgh (autograph and typescript); folio 26, typed transcript of the rest (folio 18);

    (v) Two photographs of Donald Stewart’s grave at Georgetown (folio 28);

    (vi) Stewart family tree (folio 29);

    (vii) Account by Mr Thomas Adams and his son Stewart of the former’s great-great-grandmother, Mrs Ann McKinlay (died 1891), resident nurse in St Kilda circa 1884. With her diploma and photograph of islanders. Cf. CMJ (New Series), volume 13, page 60.