This William Smith post card is taken from an oil painting by Fiddes Watt. Alexander Wallace was born in Nonikiln, Rosskeen parish, in 1813. He came to Tain in 1830, was a councillor for 42 years, a magistrate for 32 years, a member of the Free Church for 68 years and a founder of Wallace & Fraser, Ironmonger. He died in Tain in 1911. It was said of him "although he carries the years of a Patriarch and the reputation of a saint, he has the spirits of a schoolboy."
|Date added||August 18th, 2004|
|Added by||Tain & District Museum|