Ross, Andrew (2018) Doughty Donald Ross - fighter for cleared Highlanders: Donald Ross [1813-1882], critic of the Highland Clearances and contemporary of Hugh Miller. Hugh's News (37). pp. 10-14.

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Abstract

Much has already been written about the Highland Clearances, then and since, foremost among them
Hugh Miller in the Editor’s chair at The Witness, with such still famous leading articles as “Sutherland as it was and is” (1843), and by Donald Macleod and other eyewitnesses, to the savage cruelties of many proprietors.

We are honoured in this edition to bring to public notice the story of another fighter, and recorder of the evictions, Donald Ross, a native of Sutherland, who was simultaneously a successful fundraiser to help
the landless victims.

The author is Donald’s four times great nephew Dr Andrew Ross, Principal Curator of Palæobiology at the National Museums Scotland (NMS), whose very extensive researches enable Andrew here to present Donald’s evidence of atrocities, and his sterling endeavours for the starving evicted tenants.

Andrew has also turned up several important connections with Hugh Miller that he made during these campaigns.
We wish him well in seeking a publisher for a full biography of this fascinating, worthy, but flawed man.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Full text available via the official URL
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
Theme: Identities and cultural contacts
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2018 10:24
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2018 10:24
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/2162

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