ARNOT, William (1808–1875), Free Church of Scotland minister. ALS pre 1863

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ARNOT, William (1808–1875), Free Church of Scotland minister. Autograph letter signed to an unnamed correspondent, 4 sides, 8vo, Glasgow, 14 November [no year, but pre-1863]. Regarding a lecture he is to give in Carlisle, commenting “I know nobody there, but I love the Dean for lecturing against tobacco”.

Arnot became associated with several nationwide evangelical causes, and lectured widely. In his autobiography he vividly recalled his first hangover, prompting no doubt his almost fanatical commitment to temperance. He probably refers in the letter to the “teetotal dean”, Francis Close, who was appointed dean of Carlisle in 1856. ODNB

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