Funeral address by J M Barrie for Rev James Winter, Free Church of Bower, 1892.

Scope and Content

Autograph address signed, Sir James Matthew Barrie, to the Session and Congregation of the Free Church of Bower, Caithness.

On the occasion of the funeral of Rev James Winter, giving a very personal account of the grief and sense of loss felt by his sister Margaret Barrie and himself, together with arrangements for an annual gift of 15 to the poor of the parish.Signed J.M. Barrie.Kirriemuir, 11 May 1892.With typed transcript.

Newspaper cutting of notice of death of William Winter in 1937.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937), playwright and novelist, best known for his children's story, Peter Pan.

James Winter had been Free Church minister at Bower in Caithness for only 6 months when he was thrown from his horse and killed, just before he had been due to marry Barrie's sister Margaret. She eventually married his brother William.

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Acquisition Information

Purchased from William Brown for 5.10s, 28 Oct 1952


Call number used to be ms1391

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Paper with black border: 1 sheet, 22.9x17.7cm folded.Loose in blue cloth board folder with title in gold on cover.

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Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database.

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