Scottish, Edinburgh - "Some Particulars Regarding the Family of Invernahyle", 29 January 1848

Scottish, Edinburgh

"Some Particulars Regarding the Family of Invernahyle" in the Scottish Journal of Topography, Antiquities, Traditions,..., 29 January 1848

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Object details

Accession number

ARC.008821

Language

English

Marks

Marked in pencil (top right): L.F.1 / Frost
Inscribed in pencil (upper): "The Departure of Charles Stuward [?] / the II King of England" / [illeg] or print circa 1660 / Not the spelling in 1660 / Stuward [SIC]
Inscribed in pencil (bottom left): from T.J.L. Jr.
Inscribed in ink: Grandduc [?] died July 26, 1848 / 70 years - / Charles Steward died 1849 / 40 year - (Mrs. Gardner's writing) / David Stewart Jr. died 1894 - / 22 years.


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Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner used this journal to research some of her Scottish genealogy, and even wrote some of the names of her family members on the pages. Gardner was fascinated by her family history, and believed that she was a descendant of the royal Stuart line.