The autobiography was written for Laing's...
The autobiography was written for Laing's family in the 19th century.
Edited by R. P. Fereday.
Samuel Laing of Papadale was remarkable for two very different careers. first he was a liberally-minded, popular provost of Kirkwall, whose innovations in farming and fishing did much to lay the foundations fot he economic prosperity in 19th century Orkney.
This autobiography was written for his family, incorporating good advice and memoirs to provide a wealth of information about his background and early life.
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