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28 Alexander Walker Autobiography 1898 Pt 1
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28 Alexander Walker Autobiography 1898 Pt 1

Introduction to Alexander Walker Autobiography

This Autobiography of Alexander Walker appeared in the Banffshire Journal on 7th July 1898 and had been sent by Alexander from America to the paper for whom he had provided reports over many years. A second instalment was published a week later on the 14th and on the 21st a letter was sent in comment revealing details about Alexander’s grandfather.

The autobiography was discovered in Jan 2019 after some clues given by John Pirie who is researching the family history of Jane Shaw, Alexanders wife. It had not appeared on the search engines as the quality of the text reproduction had made it unreadable by the optical recognition systems.

The original Biography was created in 2016 from multiple sources tracked down on the search engines. It is reassuring that the genuine biography has no great differences from the original one apart from some of Alexander’s personal observations.

Click to see the original Biography. .

It is hoped to transcribe the actual biography in to clear text and in time incorporate into the main biography.

As an interim, passages will be taken from the Autobiography and inserted to the main biography until such time that it is re written.

Click for the next page of the Autobiography. .




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