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119. Henry Gilchrist – Quarriers’ Home Child

Learn how the purchase of two antique charcoal portraits in the Ottawa Valley led the author to identify a family of Scottish pioneers who had settled in Lanark County. Discover how the young British “home child” they informally adopted grew up to build a successful life for himself as a pioneer Prairie farmer. Written by Bryan D. Cook.

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Author's note: For anyone researching roots in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, the Inverclyde Library collections are valuable resources. So too are "Greenock from Old Photographs" by Matt Anderson and Joy Monteith (Inverclyde District Library Publication 1980 ISBN 0  9500687 1 3 in the possession of this author, Bryan Cook) and the "Old Greenock Series" by George Williamson, 1886-1894, readable and downloadable at The Online Books Page of the University of Pennsylvania.