Letter from David Buchanan to "Father", "Mother" and "Sister"

Scope and Content

Buchanan give details of his life in Cape Town. He has joined the Juvenile Christian Association and the Young Men's Temperance Society. He documents his studies; he writes that "I employ my leisure time in reading, writing and studying Latin & French." He describes local customs and clothing; he includes an account of "the Caffers."

A note has been added: "a sensible letter...showing how much the training at New Lanark did further people. The writer is the son of Buchanan, the first infant school pupil pupil at Lanark."


Stamped number: 744