The Christian Watt Papers

By: Watt, Christian; Fraser, David

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. 186 pages plus 8 pages of illustrations. Lacks a double page spread (4 pages) containing list of illustrations and most of the short Editor's Preface. Christian (Kirsty) Watt (1833-1923), a descendant of the Frasers of Philorth/Saltoun through illegitimate grand-children, was born in the fishing village of Broadsea, Fraserburgh, and despite her working class had many dealings with both parts of the clan of Frasers, being keenly aware of the injustice of the gulf between rich and poor and yet at times experiencing close contact with the rich. The editor, General Sir David Fraser (1920-2012), one of the Frasers of Philorth, was a son of the last Lord Saltoun known to Christian Watt. She had a conversion experience in her mid 20s and had an enduring faith and a grasp of Christian teaching, and her writings give insight into the Christian culture of the time in the North-East of Scotland, as well as touching on race relations, world affairs, and Biblical prophecy. Having lost a large part of her family in different shipwrecks, her mental health deteriorated so much that she spent nearly half of her long life in an asylum, where she wrote her memoirs. This book (or parts of it) was broadcast on BBC radio some decades ago.

Title: The Christian Watt Papers

Author Name: Watt, Christian; Fraser, David

Categories: Biography, Scottish, History (General), Social Ethical & Medical Issues,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Edinburgh, Paul Harris Publishing: 1983

ISBN Number: 0862280478

ISBN Number 13: 9780862280475

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 467644

Keywords: Biography, Scottish, Bereavement, Fishermen, Mental Illness,