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Margaret Calderwood, living and writing in the eighteenth century, is remembered for her travel journal (which grew out of letters to her daughter). As a Scotswoman she reports on the foreign country of England as well as on continental Europe. She also composed a manual of estate management (based on the journal in which she recorded her management of her husband's property) and a novel which, however, she did not publish.
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1715 Margaret Steuart, later MC, was born. Bibliographic Citation link.
1774 MC died, only eight months after her husband's death had left her a widow. Bibliographic Citation link.
1842 Extracts from MC's travel journal-letters were privately printed for the Maitland Club, sharing a volume with writings by the eighteenth-century Sir Archibald Steuart Denham and the nineteenth-century James Dennistoun.  Bibliographic Citation link.
1884 Alexander Fergusson published at Edinburgh Letters and Journals of Mrs. Calderwood of Polton. Bibliographic Citation link.
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