James Adam’s wrote an interesting memoir consisting of some 99 pages in which he makes a number of references to his in-law family – The Mans – which helps cast some light on its 20th century history and some of its individual members. To view this file (in .pdf) please click here. Note that these pages may take some time to download.
Above: the participants in the Pegu trip included Harry Man (standing at the back on the left) and James Adam’s mother-in-law, Kate Man, wearing a dark dress and holding a hat. Below, the intrepid adventurers set out on their trip to Pegu.
The eldest son of James and Beatrice (Man) Adam was Graham Edward Adam who was born on 31 May 1896 in Rangoon, Burma, and died on 6 November 1917 at Passchendaele.
Frank Adam, the brother of James, wrote two books. One on his experiences in the Far East entitled ‘Leaves from the scrap-book of a Scottish exile’ which can be read HERE (<— PDF) and the other one on the Scottish clans entitled: ‘What is my tartan?: or, The clans of Scotland, with their septs and dependents’ which can be read HERE (<— PDF).