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Kinnaird House

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Kinnaird, a mansion in Little Dunkeld parish, Perthshire, near the right bank of the river Tay, 2 miles S of Ballinluig and 7 NNW of Dunkeld. Beautifully situated on a rising-ground, in the midst of woods, and almost overhung by a stupendous rock, it belongs to the Duke of Athole. During 1823-24 it was tenanted by the Bullers, whose tutor, Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), here wrote most of his Life of Sehiller and the first part of his translation of Wilhelm Meister. See chaps. xi., xii., of his Life by Froude (Lond. 1882). Ord. Sur., sh. 55, 1869.

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