Letter from Alexander Macalister to PF, 1665-06-27, Achidrum

Title

Letter from Alexander Macalister to PF, 1665-06-27, Achidrum

Subject

Scotland
Mission reports
Non-Catholic Christians
Conversion
Scottish schools

Description

Letter from Alexander Macalister to PF in which he explains that last year (before his conversion to Catholicism), he had a school on the Isle of Skye, where he taught at least 70 children of Protestant parents. When he converted to Catholicism, a large part of his students followed suit, and he was expelled by the ministers when they discovered this. When he asked Francis White for help, the latter gave him 24 students. He  has never asked for money from the people there. He also underlines the fact that Francis White greatly needs other missionaries to help him fulfill his tasks. The letter signed and dated 27 June 1665.
Date discussed, 1665-11-09
Additional comments
NB: We are not sure about the modern equivalent of the place name given in the letter (Achidrum).

Creator

Alexander Macalister

Source

APF SOCG 308, 222r, 223v

Date

1665-06-27

Contributor

Addressed to PF

Relation

For a summary of this letter (as well as other letters from the same bundle) and the related decision, see: APF SOCG 308, 206r-208v, 231v (database item 331).
For the discussion of this letter, see: APF ACTA 34, 203r, 224v-227v (same information; not in this database).

Format

Original, signed and dated

Language

Italian
Latin

Type

Letter

Identifier

335

Coverage

Origin: Achidrum
Destination: Rome

Citation

Alexander Macalister, “Letter from Alexander Macalister to PF, 1665-06-27, Achidrum,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed November 29, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13415.

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