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Re: Sinclairs, Long Island New York
At 21:40 06/05/00 -0400, you wrote:
How far back do you want info. I had a great uncle Donald
'Dan' Sinclair whose brother John Henderson Sinclair in Glasgow, Scotland
my grandfather. Dan lived on Long Island in the 30's. He
worked with the
Met. Life. Let me know if you want further info' Donald J.H.
Rafael, Ca. My e-mail is email@example.com. regards.
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"Dan" Sinclair, who became a millionaire, was also my
Alas, I never met "Dan" but, wherever I went in Caithness (as a
young boy with
my parents) the remark "Isn't he like his Uncle Dan" came
everyone's lips. Of course, he was actually my 'great' uncle Dan
has pride of place on the side-board in the dining room of my home.
My cousin and good friend, Donald H. Sinclair of California, should
be able to
give you more information on "Dan". He was an exceptional
man in an exceptional
family because Donald's grandfather had the largest bonded warehouse in
Another brother, James Calder Sinclair, also became a millionaire in
My own grandfather was President of the Caithness Horsebreeders'
But, apart from their ability to make money, they also contributed vastly
communities in which they lived. For example, Dan founded and
funded a hospital
but they all worked on the premise: "If you do someone a good
turn and someone
else finds out about it, it doesn't count". My
own father drummed this golden rule
- this Sinclair precept - into me from an early age.
I pass this ideal on because "giving" can be the most
selfish thing we do
if the "giving" is subsequently broadcast to all and sundry to
inflate our own feeling
of self-importance. or, worse, in an attempt to be 'holier than
We learned about the "good" which Dan had done - after his