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Days at the Coast
A series of Sketches descriptive of the Frith of Clyde, its Watering Places, its Scenery and its Associations by Hugh MacDonald (1860)

St Blane's Chapel, Bute


Respected Sir,

As one of the most liberal, enlightened, and influential among the merchants of my native city,—as an employer of labour, kindly, considerate, and courteous,— and as a Member of the Imperial Legislature, possessing the confidence and esteem of a large section of my fellow-citizens, I have much pleasure in associating your name with the present volume. Permit me, therefore, to inscribe it to you, with every sentiment of respect and gratitude. The composition of the various Sketches contained in the volume has been to me a labour of love; the excursions on which they were founded, a succession of recreative and intellectual enjoyments. Let me hope that the perusal of my unpretending pages may, at least, afford to you some reflex of the pleasure they have afforded to myself, and that they may l occasionally recall to your memory the glorious features of •Jk that beautiful Frith, of which we are all so proud, and which £ offers so many sanitary and soul-elevating privileges to the ^ inhabitants of this great city.

I have the honour to be,

Yours very truly,

92 John Street, Bridgeton.


Bowling, Dumbarton and Cardross
Port Glasgow and Kilmalcolm
Greenock and its Environs
Gourock and Inverkip
Wemyss Bay and Largs
Brodick and Lamlash
Rothesay and a Raid in Bute
The two Cumbraes
The Vale of Leven and Loch Lomond
Helensburgh Row and Roseneath
The Gareloch and Loch Long
Lochgoilhead and its Environs
The Holy Loch and Kilmun
Loch Fine and Inverary

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