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Catherine Sinclair (17 April 1800 – 6 August 1864) was a Scottish writer. She was born at Thurso Castle, Caithness, Scotland to Sir John Sinclair, 1st Baronet and Diana Macdonald. Catherine died unmarried. A monument was erected to her memory in Edinburgh's New Town.

Principal works

  • Modern Accomplishments, or the March of Intellect, a study of female education. 1836
  • Shetland and the Shetlanders, or the Northern Circuit. 1840
  • Scotland and the Scotch, or the Western Circuit. 1840
  • Modern Flirtations, or a Month at Harrowgate. 1841
  • Scotch Courtiers and the Court. 1842
  • Jane Bouverie, or Prosperity and Adversity. 1846
  • The Journey of Life. 1847
  • The Business of Life. 1848
  • Sir Edward Graham, or Railway Speculators. 1849
  • Lord and Lady Harcourt, or County Hospitalities. 1850
  • The Kaleidoscope, or Anecdotes and Aphorisms. 1851
  • Beatrice, or the Unknown Relatives. 1852
  • Popish Legends, or Bible Truths. 1852
  • London Homes. 1853
  • Cross Purposes. 1853
  • The Cabman's Holiday. 1855
  • Torchester Abbey. 1857
  • Anecdotes of the Cæsars. 1858
  • Sketches and Short Stories of Scotland and the Scotch, and Shetland and the Shetlanders. 1859
  • Sketches and Short Stories of Wales and the Welsh. 1860


  • "Sinclair, Catherine" British Authors of the Nineteenth Century H.C Wilson Company, New York, 1936.

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