Anne Macvicar Grant was born in Glasgow on 21 February 1755, the only child of Duncan Macvicar, an officer in the British army, and his wife, both Highland Scots from Argyllshire. She spent her childhood, from the ages of three to thirteen, in America, where her father had been posted not long after her birth. She and her mother lived mainly in and around Albany, New York; there, the young Anne Macvicar attracted the attention of Catalina Schuyler, a member of a prominent New York family, who helped to educate her. The Macvicar family received a grant of land in what is now Vermont, but given their loyalist sympathies, they never went back to America after what was intended to be a relatively brief return to Scotland in 1768. Despite …
Perkins, Pam. "Anne Grant". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 July 2001; last revised 30 November -1.
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