Tarbert in Picture and Story
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...feu rights of said estate ought to be burdened therewith, and to contain a reddendo in these terms; and remit to the Lord Ordinary to proceed accordingly. But with respect to that part of the reddendo of the former charters whereby the vassal is bound to receive and entertain the superior and his heirs, gratis, in his Castle of Tarbert in the same way as the other Keepers of the Pursuer's Castles are bound to do, they remit to the Lord Ordinary to hear parties further, and do therein as he shall see cause." This decision was, at the time, considered of much importance, and it became a precedent governing future actions of a similar nature. Though landless, many descendants of the old family continue to live in the village and neighbourhood. Others have gone from the home of their fathers, and several fill honoutable positions in the professions and in other spheres. The brilliant career of Dr Donald McAlister, appointed early in 1907 to the Principalship of Glasgow University, has been a source of the liveliest interest and satisfaction to the good people of the village. His father, Mr Donald McAlister, a representative of the ancient family, was born in Tarbert, though the future principal first saw the light in Perth. Herschel Prizeman at Cambridge in 1876, and Senior Wrangler and First Smith Prizeman the following year, Dr McAlister has since proved himself one of the most versatile of men--scientist, mathematician, and linguist--and to be possessed of intellectual gifts of the very highest order. Broad-minded and Descent of the Campbells of Stonefield of great force of character, he has filled with splendid distinction many high positions, and won many honours. In addition to his principalship, he holds the distinguished position...
- 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
- 13 Sep 2013
- Illustrations, black and white