Letter from Archibald Allan, Lauder, to Mr Nasmyth, accompanying a volume of poetry by Deborah [Jean Kyd] and relating to various items of news from the parish of Channelkirk in the Presbytery of Lauder [or Earlston] of which Allan is the minister, 1897.
Letter from Archibald Allan
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Archibald Allan (1852-1924) was the minister of Channelkirk, in the Presbytery of Lauder [or Earlston], from 1891. He was born in Donibristle village, Aberdour, Fife, on 14 February 1852, the son of Alexander Allan and Jean Bowman. He was educated at Donibristle School and at the University of St Andrews. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Dunfermline on 1 May 1889 and ordained to the parish of Channelkirk on 23 December 1891. On 6 October 1897 he married Jean Kyd (d 1929), eldest daughter of Sinclair Christie and Mary Key Mackay, Dundee. He died in Edinburgh on 29 October 1924.
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This letter was found in a copy of Poems of the Hearth by Jean Kyd (Deborah), (Dundee, 1889).
Compiled by Jenny Cutts, Scottish Archive Network, and Caroline Brown, University of Dundee.
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