The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A modern town situated in the W. of Argyllshire, on a land-locked bay opening off the Firth of Lorne, is the capital, sometimes called the "Queen," of the Western Highlands, and a fashionable tourist resort; it has excellent railway and steamboat communications, 30 hotels, and has near it two ruined castles, an ancient cave dwelling, and much beautiful scenery; Dunstaffnage Castle is 4 m. to the N. of it, where the early Scottish kings used to be crowned.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Oban'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/o/oban.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.