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From: "Malinda Jones" <>
Subject: Re: Nigel Tranter
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 11:12:20 -0500


Where can one find a copy of the articles you refer to ?? My g.g.g
grandfather , one of his brothers and ones of his sons were all Cumberland
Presbyterian ministers.

Thanks.........Malinda Jones

-----Original Message-----
From: Dorothy Chance <>
To: <>
Date: Thursday, August 12, 1999 10:28 AM
Subject: Re: Nigel Tranter

>Thanks, Edward for your response. It is good to read "fun" books that also
>are honest and accurate!
>In an essay entitled "Evangelicals, Fugitives, and Hillbillies: Tennessee's
>Impact on American National Culture" by Paul K. Conkin I was interested to
>read "James McGready, was a particularly effective preacher, and he and his
>colleagues were able, in this newly settled but land-rich western country,
>to revive the old Scottish type of four- and five-day intercongregational
>communion services."
>This was offered in describing the experience of four or five ministers in
>Sumner County, TN and Logan Co. KY between 1796 and 1800 that eventually
>to the establishment of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.
>Apparently there is great power in communion seasons!
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Edward Andrews <>
>To: Dorothy Chance <>
>Cc: <>
>Sent: Thursday, August 12, 1999 4:36 AM
>Subject: Re: Nigel Tranter
>> Dorothy Chance wrote:
>> >
>> > I've just finished _The Story of Scotland_ by Nigel Tranter. I liked
>> > very much even though I did not always agree with his "take" on a
>> > situation. He is not well known in the USA, do those of you in Britain
>> > his works to be honest and accurate?
>> Nigel Tranter is the grand old man of Scottish Historical Fiction. He
>> recently celebrated a major birthday, but I can't remember if it was his
>> 80th or 90th.
>> His novels could best be described as historical romances. He sticks to
>> the facts, but develops characters in the cracks which the more orthodox
>> history ignores.
>> He is a good writer, and his history is more than adequate.
>> He is a highly respected author over here, and while I would not cite
>> him in a serious academic work, he is both honest and accurate.
>> Edward Andrews
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