By Angela McCarthy
Migration from the British "Celtic fringe" because the eighteenth century has had an important impression at the politics, economics, demography, sociology and tradition of the recent international, as forces shaping overseas politics or even struggle. The authors use new fabric to discover Scottish migrant networks and private stories in parts corresponding to the Caribbean, New Zealand and Australia.
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181-2. For the social background of Scots in both companies see P. J. Marshall, East Indian Fortunes: The British in Bengal in the Eighteenth Century (Oxford, 1976), pp. 11-12; Edith I. Burley, Servants of the Honourable Company: Work, Discipline, and Conflict in the Hudson’s Bay Company, 1770-1870 (Oxford, 1997), p. 71. European sojourners were invariably struck by the scale and populous-ness of Indian cities. See National Archive of Scotland [NAS], Leslie of Warthill RH4/136/1/84-V2; T. Burnard, ‘European migration to Jamaica, 1655-1780’, The William and Mary Quarterly, third series, 53 (1996), pp.
85 Yet two years later their younger brother Walter was posted to Bombay. Rapid turnover in arrival and departures reinforced the need to avoid excessive reliance on kin and local affiliation. In 1788 Captain John Baillie of Dunain wrote to a prominent Scot in Madras on behalf of his nephew, Ensign Alexander Baillie: ‘The court of directors on his uncle’s account were pleased to put him at the head of the last of the volunteers of ‘84. 86 The Scottish elements of a sojourner’s network can be viewed, therefore, as an intermediate layer between South Asian, European, and British dimensions on the one hand and kinship and regional imperatives on the other.
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A Global Clan: Scottish Migrant Networks and Identity since the Eighteenth Century (International Library of Historical Studies) by Angela McCarthy