Chapter 49 – Robert Duncan MacLeod

This afternoon I head to sanctuary and deliberate on my decision. This seat, on the Mount of Queens Park, allows me to reflect on both letters.


We are on an exciting journey and I commend your confidence, creativity and passion to drive our future. The world is changing and we are changing with it. We need to impress the Lords and Masters of our City, in both Civic and Commercial administrations, and therefore I am giving you the Glasgow Town Council contract to manage.

This tram system will revolutionise the streets of Glasgow. We need to produce maps of unprecedented character and quality, which demonstrates our innovative cartography skills to the people, businesses and Council. The Tramway will open in the summer of 1872, which gives you 18 months to complete this work.

The successful completion of this contract will ensure that no one else gets a foothold in the City’s most important chamber, where there are ambitious plans to expand the city’s boundaries. This will provide vast opportunities for years to come and we need to become their core cartography partner.

Please meet me at Eglinton Toll at 9am tomorrow morning, where our adventure shall begin.

Yours Sincerely


I hope Robert understands my decision. We will see tomorrow. With that I turn my thoughts to James’s commission.

———————————- © Graeme Brown 2019 ————————————-

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