The Stair Society: Scotland’s Legal History Society

Letters from Inveraray: The Eighth Duke of Argyll’s Correspondence with the First Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, with Particular Reference to Gladstone’s Irish Land Acts

N. M. Dawson


‘I have often stood on the shore of my own country looking to the opposite coast of Ireland, divided by a strait so narrow that on a clear day we see the houses, the divisions of the fields, and the colours of the crops; and I often wondered at the marvellous difference in the development of the two kindred peoples …’ Those are the words of George Douglas Campbell,’ eighth duke of Argyll in the Scottish peerage, addressing the House of Lords during a debate on Gladstone’s second Irish land bill in 1881.


Miscellany VII (Stair Society 62)


Published 2015


pp. 359-380


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