Memoirs of an Eighteenth Century Footman

John Macdonald Travels (1745-1779)

by John Macdonald

First published in 1927. John Macdonald (1741-96) was born, and died, a Scottish Highlander. First published at the time of the French Revolution, these memoirs of his days in service provide a rich panorama of life in the company of blind fiddlers, maid-servants, the Scottish aristocracy, soldiers, historians, Oriental Princes, servants of the East India Company and men of great wealth, including James Coutts the banker. In 1768 - as the result of an errand - it fell to Macdonald to witness the death of Laurence Sterne.
'Simply packed with interest' Sunday Times
'..a model of genuine writing' Evening Standard
'Deserves a high place among autobiographies.' Nation
  • Taylor and Francis; August 2004
  • ISBN: 9781134285990
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Memoirs of an Eighteenth Century Footman
  • Author: John Macdonald
  • Imprint: Routledge