This collection contains letters, memoranda,
bills and notes retained by John Walkinshaw Craufurd, a Scottish
landowner and army officer, between 1746 and his death in 1793. Also
included are letters regarding the disposition of Craufurdland Estate
after his death.
John Walkinshaw Craufurd of Craufurdland was born in 1720/21 at
Craufurdland Castle, near Kilmarnock, Scotland. He entered the army at
an early age and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel over the course
of his career, distinguishing himself at the battles of Dettingen in
1743 and Fontenoy in 1745. In 1761 he was appointed falconer to the King
and in 1762 he received the freedom of the city of Perth. He
occasionally appears in Boswell's Journals, often as a dinner companion.
(5 linear inches)
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