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From: Niven Sinclair <>
Date: Sun, 16 May 1999 23:35:14 +0100


Over the next few months, I will be writing articles on notable Sinclairs - beginning with General Sir John St Clair. These will be appearing in the newsletter of the Clan Sinclair of the United States but, I am sure, if Brad Sinclair agrees, there will be no objection to these articles being seen by the wider family of Sinclairs through the medium of your web-site.
—Niven Sinclair

Sinclair People

There have been many notable Sinclairs throughout history. Here we only mention a few notable ones. We use no hard and fast definition of notable here; a notable Sinclair can be a Prince, a pioneer, or a pauper.

May we all as brothers be

From: "Privateers" <>
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 11:22:08 +0100

It's very interesting to see Niven's view as opposed to my view on the "Earldom of Orkney". Many historical facts are not in fact "facts". So little documentation exists but peoples are formed not by race or language but by common political military or emotional experience. The collective experience of a clan or indeed of a nation can only exist by the passing from generation to generation of that experience. A clan without history is a contradiction in terms. Many of our experiences involve the creation of a myth. A myth doesn't mean the invention of a fairy tale. It is an acceptance of the belief of our common past. Whether we are related by blood or not is immaterial. The facts or myths of our ancestors, be they real or assumed ancestors are only a guide to our hopes and aspirations as a family.
From: Niven Sinclair <>
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1999 17:34:52 +0100

If there is a difference, it is a difference without a distinction.

I agree with every word of the above.

Niven Sinclair

"May we all as brothers be"
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