2003.130.14

Letter dated 12/6/2003 from Donald MacIntyre, Gott, giving information about Charles MacLean of Kenovay.

Letter dated 12/6/2003 from Donald MacIntyre, Gott, giving information about Charles MacLean of Kenovay (site of the present Craft Shop) who was employed as a stud groom by David Adams, Scotland`s most famous Clydesdale horse breeder and exporter. Charles cared for shipments of mares and fillies for the six week journey to Australia.

cmaclean.jpgCharles’ great-nephew tells us that “when Charles arrived in Wellington, New Zealand, he would stay at the home of a cousin MacLean. After disembarking the Clydesdale horses, Charles was told in Gaelic to have a bath because he smelled of horses”.

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Extract from a letter about Charles MacLean of Kenovay

Charles MacLean worked for one of Scotland`s most famous breeders and exporters of Clydesdale workhorses, caring for consignments of horses during their 6-week journey to Australia by ship.

Normal Location: Filing Cabinet 8: drawer 2
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