Lady Helen Hall Lang-heidit ledy of Dunglass 1762-1837

 
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Lady Helen Hall was wise, a 'long-head' at the centre of her large family, a rural Scottish community and Edinburgh society. Colourful threads run through her story, most notably that of her Selkirk brother Thomas who was controversially engaged in settling Scottish and Irish families in Canada. Her husband Sir James Hall, 4th Bt of Dunglass is regarded still for his geological, architectural and scientific experiments. Their son Basil travelled widely as a naval officer and turned his adventures into best-selling books while a daughter also earned her place in history through through writing and romance. This is the story of an aristocratic lady born in a period of Scottish history when women were not particularly valued for their intellect. She astutely managed the running of two households and quite exceptionally, the repair and letting of ninety cottages on their Berwickshire and East Lothian estate. Of particular interest to social historians and genealogists are her journals which touch on the lives of her tenants, the rural poor. "Scottish history has many fascinating aspects and by looking closely at the lifestyle of one particular person, we can learn much. Sally Wilson's entertaining and well-written account is more than merely a straightforward biography, for by means of extensive extracts from family correspondence, household accounts and memorandum books (the latter printed in full), she makes us familiar with the smallest details of her subject's life." from the Introduction by Dr. Rosalind Marshall and Lord Selkirk of Douglas PC, QC

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Published by Dunglass Mill Press, Berwickshire (2006)
ISBN 10: 0953540936 ISBN 13: 9780953540938
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Book Description Dunglass Mill Press, Berwickshire, 2006. Pictorial Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 2006. xi, 378pp. B&W illustrations. "Lady Helen Hall was wise, a 'long-head' at the centre of her large family, a rural Scottish community and Edinburgh society. Colourful threads run through her story, most notably that of her Selkirk brother Thomas who was controversially engaged in settling Scottish and Irish families in Canada. Her husband Sir James Hall, 4th Bt of Dunglass is regarded still for his geological, architectural and scientific experiments. Their son Basil travelled widely as a naval officer and turned his adventures into best-selling books while a daughter also earned her place in history through writing and romance. This is the story of an aristocratic lady born in a period of Scottish history when women were not particularly valued for their intellect. She astutely managed the running of two households and quite exceptionally, the repair and letting of ninety cottages on their Berwickshire and East Lothian estate. Of particular interest to social historians and genealogists are her journals which touch on the lives of her tenants, the rural poor." As new with no inscriptions. PLEASE NOTE: Heavyish book so extra may be needed for shipping to non-UK customers. Size: 9.9" Tall. Seller Inventory # ScotSocHist075

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