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MACTAVISH

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LETTER FROM HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF ARGYLL
« on: April 27, 2008, 09:59:02 AM »
IVE JUST AQUIRED A LETTER WRITTEN TO DUGALD FROM ALISDAIR CAMPBELL OF AIRDS ON BEHALF OF AND SECRETARY TO;HIS GRACE,THE LATE  DUKE OF ARGYLL. ITS INTERESTING AND IN PART ALLUDES TO THE THOMPSONS.
THE ADDRESS IS INVERARAY CASTLE, THE CO SENDERS ARE HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF ARGYLL AND ALISTAIR CAMPBELL OF AIRDS, UNICORN PURSUIVIANT; GARTER KNIGHT TO LYONS COURT.IT BEARS THE CAMPBELL CREST NOTEPAPER. DATED 25/08/92
 THE ADDRESSEE IS MR DUGALD MACTAVISH, PO BOX 27027 OTTAWA ONTARIO K1J9L9.
ALISTAIR TALKS OF DISCUSSIONS WITH LYON THE PREVIOUS DAY AND SUGGESTS THAT SHOULD THE   MACTAVISH BE RECOGNISED AS A SEPARATE ENTITY FROM CAMPBELLTHEY SHOULD BE CLAN TAVISH ALISTAIR THEN OFFERS TO REPRESENT DUGALD AS THE QUEEN'S REPRESENTATIVE AND SAYS THAT THE DUKE AND LYON WERE  AGREEABLE. (STRANGELY ENOUGH ALISTAIR DID NOT REPRESENT DUGALD.)
 HERES AN INTERESTING PARAGRAPH;
'INCIDENTALLY, A SOCIETY IS NOT A CLAN; IT IS A SMALL BUT IMPORTANT PART OF IT.ACHIEF IS CHIEF OF A CLAN AND NOT THE ELECTED HEAD OF A SOCIETY WHICH SOMETIMES STARTS THINKING ITSELF TO HOLD COMMAND. I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU MAKE THIS SITUATION PLAIN.'
' AS REGARDS SEPTS, YOU SHOULD ONLY BE JUSTIFIED IN INCLUDING THE SONS OF THOMAS NAMES BUT MAKING IT PLAIN THIS ONLY APPLIES TO THOSE WHO COME FROM ARGYLL; IT IS PATENTLY RIDICULOUS TO SUGGEST THAT ALL THOSE OF THOSE NAMES DESCEND FROM THE SAME STOCK. IN FACT THE NAME IS TO BE FOUND FROM A MYRIAD UNRELATED FOREBEARS OF THAT NAME.'
 THIS CHAP IS THE QUEENS REPRESENTATIVE AND A KNIGHT OF LYONS COURT. HE HAS ACCESS TO ALL ANCIENT DOCS. HE WAS THE PRIVATE EXECUTIVE TO THE DUKE, HE HAD ALL THEIR HISTORY AT HIS FINGERTIPS, HE WAS EXTREMELY WELL VERSED RE ARGYLL CLANS. I SPENT MANY DAYS WITH HIM AT CHERRY TREE ESTATE DISCUSSING CLAN TAVISH. IN SHORT; WHAT THIS GUY DIDNT KNOW YOU COULD WRITE ON A POSTAGE STAMP. HE TOLD DUGALD A FEW FACTS AND...HE IGNORED THEM.

NB* IM QUITE HAPPY TO SEND THIS LETTER TO TOM AND MARY. THE SUCKERS PAYING MONEY TO THE GRAVY TRAIN SHOULD SEE IT
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Paula Cash Womack

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Re: LETTER FROM HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF ARGYLL
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2008, 10:15:42 AM »
Mactavish, You, sir, are amazing! 
Your wealth of knowledge, connections, documentation and the ability to cut through to the point..... just awesome!

We really are looking forward to meeting you.

Thank you isn't enough, but you get the idea.

Paula   

MACTAVISH

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Re: LETTER FROM HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF ARGYLL
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2008, 10:29:32 AM »
THANKYOU PAULA; I HAVE A HUG WAITING FOR YOU TOO!

Barbara

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Re: LETTER FROM HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF ARGYLL
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2008, 09:52:46 AM »
MacTavish, I echo what Paula said.  You are truly a Godsend to us.  Thank you.

Barbara
"Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." - Mark Twain

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Re: LETTER FROM HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF ARGYLL
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2008, 07:37:51 PM »
MACTAVISH!!!!!
YOU ARE THE BEST!!!

Please send this info to Tom & Mary Asap.

And until you show up over here, I'll hug the women for you.

Booner

MACTAVISH

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Re: LETTER FROM HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF ARGYLL
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2008, 04:26:44 AM »
YES BOONER YOU CAN HUG THE LADIES BY PROXY. THE LETTER'S ON ITS WAY; WITH A PHOTIE I WANT PEOPLES OPINION ON. THE PICTURE WAS TAKEN ON MO'S CAMERA(BECAUSE ALEX TOOK MY NEW CAMERA IN THE BATH WITH HIM, THE DIGITAL PRINT DISAPPEARED BUT IT STILL SEEMED TO BE WORKING..BUT IT WASNT) THE PHOTIE IS OF A PLACE SIMPLY KNOWN AS 'THE OLD KIRK' SOUTH OF DUNS ON THE KELSO ROAD. LOTS OF TOMS BURIED THERE....LOOK IN THE DOORWAY, IS THERE A GHOSTLY FIGURE THERE? IS IT A SECTION OF WALL? AM I BEING WATCHED BY ONE OF YOUR ANCESTORS? IS IT A WOMAN? A MONK?
 YOU'LL SEE THE OLD KIRK HAS A MODERN SECTION AND A VERY OLD SECTION(1600) I WASNT ALLOWED ACCESS DUE TO DANGER AND CLAIMS!
WHEN MO SAW THE PHOTIE SHE SHIVERED ALL OVER.

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Re: LETTER FROM HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF ARGYLL
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2008, 10:24:30 PM »
Hi MACTAVISH -

I'll be looking for the post - that photo sounds intriguing! How badly damaged was your camera??? 

Also, I have a little something I thought Alex (and maybe you) might enjoy and will send it via return post. Just something I had forgotten we had until I was rummaging through some ex-clan stuff. 

Mary

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Re: LETTER FROM HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF ARGYLL
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2008, 10:55:02 PM »
youre very kind mary. camera? in the bin. cost me a wee fortune for new one!