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Robert Leighton. Scottish Poet
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Jeffrey Inglis / Mrs Robert Leighton

Letter dated 14 October 1875. Dundee. Jeffrey Inglis to Mrs Robert Leighton. Concerns the recent visit of her sons to Dundee and reminiscences of his friendship with Robert Leighton. Includes a reference to sale of poetry books.

Jeffrey Inglis / Robert Leighton

Letter dated 30 October 1839. Dundee. Jeffrey Inglis to Robert Leighton. Concerns the Michaelmas supper at which David Leighton was made Deacon of Bakers. Includes a reference to forthcoming wedding as a "ploy".

Jeffrey Inglis / Robert Leighton

Letter dated 25 May 1839. Dundee. Jeffrey Inglis to Robert Leighton. Concerns the Queen's birthday celebrations in Dundee, "a gae row for a' that and the provost got his head cut by some rascal...". Includes a reference to a "Grand Tea Garden" opened in Reform Street by Mr Tammie Lammie.

Letter James Smith / Alexander Smith

Letter dated 2 November 1806 from James Smith in Glasgow to Alexander Smith, teacher of music, Dundee 1806. Concerns the death of his brother William while serving as a lieutenant with the 58th Regiment at the siege of a fortress in Calabria, Italy, during the Napoleonic Wars.

Robert Leighton / Jeffrey Inglis

Letter dated 16 March 1839. Liverpool. Robert Leighton to Jeffrey Inglis. Concerns his first impressions of Liverpool "a very busy and a very dirty town". Includes a reference to floating chapels in Liverpool docks.

Robert Leighton / Jeffrey Inglis

Letter dated 28 June 1839. Liverpool. Robert Leighton to Jeffrey Inglis. Concerns the Queen's birthday celebrations in Liverpool, "wha would thocht there wad been sic an ado about an affair o' that kind, in a muckle toon like Liverpool". Ends with a poem 'Ae muinlicht nicht I chanced to stray...'.

Robert Leighton. Scottish Poet

  • MS 58
  • Collection
  • 1806-1875
Correspondence between Robert Leighton and Jeffrey Inglis, 1839-1845; letters from Jeffrey Inglis to Robert Leighton, and to Mrs Robert Leighton, 1859-1875; and letter from James Smith in Glasgow to Alexander Smith, teacher of music, Dundee, 1806.

Mrs J E Forsyth