The book appeared a year after her father's death in late 1835. It was dedicated, with permission, to her Royal Highness the Princess Victoria, who was soon to be Queen
. In the preface...
Family and Intimate relationships
Politician, agriculturalist, and statistician Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster
, first baronet (1754-1835), used to joke that he had six-and-thirty feet of daughters.
Walford, Lucy. Recollections of a Scottish Novelist. Williams and Norgate.
This was a way of putting the the fact that...
Material Conditions of Writing
Like other early works by CS
, this book was written for her niece and nephew, George Frederick
and Diana Boyle
. She wished to find, she wrote, the glory of God within the amusements...
wrote about her father
's life in Memoir of the Right Hon. Sir John Sinclair.
Sinclair, Catherine. Memoir of Sir John Sinclair. William and Roberts Chambers.
Although most of CS
's publications were not written until after her father
's death in 1835, her work as his secretary cultivated her writing abilities. Begining at the age of fourteen, she wrote from...
By May 1790: Sir John Sinclair circulated to Church of...
By May 1790
Sir John Sinclair
circulated to Church of Scotland
clergymen his questionnaire about their parishes: their history, geography, antiquities, natural history, demography, commerce, industry, and manners.