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The Royal Burgh of Dumfries

Provost William Copland

Period:
18th Century
Description:
William Copland was Provost of Dumfries in the early 1700s.  He was a prosperous merchant of strong character. In 1694 on a voyage to San Sebastian he was taken by French privateers in the Bay of Biscay.  His ship was released after its cargo had been removed.
Materials/Media:
paper
Dimensions:
length 200mm, width 125mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1954.148.16
Digital Number:
DMFA001a
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council