Friday 24th November 2017,
Frontiers Magazine

Browsing the "People Past & Present" Category

Letitia Hargrave

Letitia Hargrave in the Nor’ Wast

In 1837 HBC Chief Trader James Hargrave went Home to Scotland to find a suitable wife. It was the fashionable thing to do. As one old trader said, ‘the novelty of getting Hudson Bay stocked with European Ladys’ meant jaunts ‘with no other view than that of getting spliced to some fair Belinda.’ Letitia MacTavish [...]

March 14, 2013 Morag MacInnes People Past & Present 0
An Imaginary Portrait of Washington Irving

Washington Irving and his Orkney family origins

Washington Irving (1783-1859) was the first American writer to be famous outside America. His two most successful books, Diedrich Knickerbocker’s History of New York 1809 and The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon 1819 are not well known now but their effect on popular culture was wide and long-lasting. The History of New York was a comic [...]

March 8, 2013 Patricia Long People Past & Present 0