This is a list of items of
MACDONALD HISTORY and GENEALOGY
in the library of Taylor Macdonald.
The Macdonald items are followed by a partial list of titles of general Scottish history and genealogy. These items are available for family members to consult.
(In alphabetical order by author's last name.)
Clan Donald History and Genealogy
Christian Aikman. Castle Tioram in Moidart, n.d., Ferry Cottage, Ardgour, Fort William. (pamphlet)
Anonymous manuscript. "Genealogy of the Macdonalds of Keppoch starting with John, First Lord of the Isles to Ranald (numbered here) 21st chief." Photocopy of handwritten original in Scottish Record Office. 16 pages., Call number for SRO: GD 128/Box 44/Bundle 7/Item 6.
John Bannerman & K. A. Steer. Late Medieval Monumental Sculpture in the West Highlands. 1977. Much early Macdonald history, including influential article on the Lordship of the Isles.
John Bannerman. "The Lordship of the Isles," Scottish Society in the Fifteenth Century, p209-240. Jennifer M. Brown, ed. Edward Arnold Publishers, Ltd, London, 1977. Scholarly account of the Lordship as a social organization. How the Council of the Isles was organized and operated, etc.
John Bannerman. Studies in the History of Dalriada. Scottish Academic Press, 1974. Dalriada was the name of the kingdom set up in Argyll (southwest Scotland) by the Irish immigrants in the early Dark Ages (200-600 A.D.)
David Baptie, Musical Scotland, Past and Present, Being a Dictionary of Scottish musicians from about 1400 till the present, 1894. Pp.118-121.
G. W. S. Barrow, Kingship and Unity: Scotland 1000-1306. Chapter 6, "The Winning of the West," p105-175 contains information on Clan Donald.
G. W. S. Barrow, "The Date of the Peace Between Malcolm IV and Somerled of Argyll." Scottish Historical Review, Notes and Comments.
The Court Guide and Royal Blue Book of Scotland, Charles William Deacon & Co., Lond, n.d., pp852-855.
Cuthbert Bede (Rev. Edward Bradley). Argyll's Highlands or MacCailein Mor and the Lords of Lorne with traditionary tales and legends of the county of Argyll and the Campbells and Macdonalds. Glasgow, 1902.
Peter Bell, Who Was Who in Edwardian Scotland, 1981. Includes some Macdonalds.
John Beresford. John Macdonald Travels: Memoirs of an Eighteenth Century Footman. Harper & Brothers, 1927.
George F. Black. The Surnames of Scotland, their origin, meaning, and history. 1946.
Archibald Brown, "The Old Families of Argyle." Memorials of Argyleshire. 1889. Chapter II, p163-187, contains information on Clan Donald.
Kevin Byrne. Colkitto! A Celebration of Clan Donald of Colonsay 1570-1747. House of Lochar, Isle of Colonsay, 1997. Colkitto was famous Macdonald warrior and commander.
David H. Caldwell & Gordon Ewart. "Finlaggan and the Lordship of the Isles: An Archaeological Approach." Scottish Historical Review, Vol. LXXII, 2: No. 194: Oct 1993, p146-166.
Alexander Cameron. Reliquiae Celticae: Texts, Papers, and Studies in Gaelic Literature and Philogy. Inverness, 1892-1894. 2 vols. Vol . II contains the Book of Clanranald (a very old Macdonald history), 172 pages, in Gaelic and English.
The Celtic Magazine (Scottish magazine)
"The Last Scenes of Flora Macdonald's Life with a variety of collateral incidents." Serialized beginning May 1877. (Photocopy of microfiche.)
Donald C. Macpherson. "The Clan Donald of Keppoch." Begins 1878 and runs for several issues.
The Celtic Monthly (Scottish magazine)
"Sir Alexander Bosville Macdonald of the Isles, Bart., and Lady Macdonald." Vol. 191, no. 5, May 1911.
"Captain Colin Macdonald," Apr 1916, p. 75. (See reply under "MacAoidh" below.)
Carmichael, F.A., "Alexander Macdonald, Govan." Vol.2, no. 3, p. 41-42. Biographical sketch.
"The Clan Macdonald Chieftainship." Vol. 19, 1911, p. 189.
"The Curse of Lochgarry," Nov 1907, vol. 16, p. 40.
"David Macdonald, J.P., Aberdeen." Biographical sketch.
"David MacDonald, President, Kintyre Club, Glasgow." Jun 1898, vol 6, no. 9, pp. 161-162. Biographical sketch.
"Death of Mr. George Macdonald, Vice-President, Greenock Highland Society." Oct 1913, vol. 21, no. 10, p, 189.
W. Drummond-Norrie, "Famous Highland Bards No. 1--Iain Lom." Jul 1894, vol. 2, no. 10, pp. 190-191.
"Miss Emily Macdonald," biographical sketch of gaelic harpist. Jul 1898, vol 6., no. 10., p. 200.
F. "Clanranald." vol. 19, 1911, p178.
Fionn, "Ancient Gaelic Literature, Part IV. The Book of Clanranald." Vol 9 no.1, Oct 1900, p,8-9.
Fionn, "D.T. MacDonald, J.P., Canada." Native of Coll. Biographical sketch.
Fionn, "Dr. Keith Norman MacDonald, F.R.C.S.E., Edinbane, Skye." Biographical sketch.
Fionn, "The Late Mrs. MacDonnell of Keppoch," Feb 1906, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 81-82. A MacDonnell by birth as well as marriage. Biographical sketch and tribute.
Fionn, "The Mackays of Islay, with some of the predictions of Mackay of the Rhinns." Discusses the 1408 charter as well as predictions.
Fionn, "A Minister of Olden Times: Maighstir Alasdair of Ardnamurchan." Continued as "Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair's Family" in 3 parts.
Fionn, "The Oldest Gaelic Charter," Oct 1892, vol.1 No.1, pp.5-6. Discussion of the famous charter of 1408 in which Donald, Lord of the Isles, granted lands to Brian Vicar MacKay. Includes gaelic transcription and English translation.
Fionn, "A Song of Clanranald," Oct 1893, vol. 2 no. 1. pp. 8-9. Discussion of the song Tha tigh'nn fodham éiridh in praise of Ailein Dearg.
Fionn, "Tales and Traditions of the Clans, Part IV-- The Macdonalds," Apr 1904, vo. 12, no. 7, pp. 131-132.
Fionn, "Tales and Traditions of the Clans, Part VII -- The Macdonnells of Antrim," Sep 1904, vo. 12, no. 12, pp. 231-232.
Alexander Fraser, "Donald Macdonald, New York, U.S.A., Secretary, New York Celtic Society." Born in Tiree.
Charles Fraser-McIntosh, "Concerning Lochiel and Glengarry." In 12 parts.
Charles Fraser-McIntosh, "Letter to Lord Macdonnell and Aros, 1665," Oct 1892, vol. 6, no. 1, p. 4. Unusual letter written by Alexander Mackdonnell of Edinburgh.
Charles Fraser-McIntosh, "The Macdonalds of Actriachtan," parts 1 and 2.
"The Glengarry War Cry." Short note.
W. A. Green, "Col. Chas. Macdonald Williamson, Hon. President, Glasgow Skye Association.," Nov. 1905, vol. 14, no. 2, p. 1. Biographical sketch. His mother was a Macdonald.
J. Hamilton Mitchell, "Dunaverty and Its Traditions." Aug 1894, vol. 2, no. 11, p. 223. Serialized in 4 parts.
J. Hamilton Mitchell, Flora Macdonald, An Anniversary Sketch of the Jacobite Heroine." Nov 1896, vol. 5, no. 2, p. 26. Serialized history.
D. W. Kemp, "James Macdonald, W.S., D.K.G.S., Edinburgh," Jun 1909, vol. 17, no. 9,161-162. Biographical sketch.
"Iain Lom's Revenge, A Tale of the Macdonalds of Keppoch." Vol 12, 1904, pp. 222-224.
"MacAoidh," "The Late Captain Colin Macdonald." Vol. 24, no. 8, Aug 1916 p. 150. ("Captain Colin MacDonald" no author, above.)
"Clan MacAlister," from Celtic Notes and Queries, Sep 1912, vol. 20, no. 7, p. 179. Short paragraph.
Alexander MacBain, "Kenneth Macdonald, Town Clerk of Inverness." Jun 1895, vol. 9, no. 9, pp.161-162.
"Admiral D. Robertson-Macdonald." Biographical sketch.
Æneas A. Macdonald, "Death of Macdonald of Glenaladale". Sep 1903, vol. 11, no. 12, p. 226. Biographcial sketch of John Archibald Macdonald of Glenaladale, 1825-1903.
Æneas A. Macdonald, "The MacDonnells of Keppoch in Canada," vol. 9, 1901, p. 155. Additions to Keith N. Macdonald's previous article entitled "Eun Glas na Ceapaich."
"Alexander Macdonald of Balranald," editor.
"The Late Alexander Donald Macdonald of Ord," 1911, vol. 29, p. 167. Biographical sketch.
Angus Macdonald, et al., "Vindication of Sir Hector Macdonald." Oct 1903, vol.12, no. 13.
"Charles Donald Macdonald, Rosario, Argentine Republic." Biographical sketch.
"Charles E. S. Macdonald, St. Louis, U.S.A." Vol. 8, no. 11, Aug 1900.
D.C. Macdonald, Query regarding the spelling of the Keppoch branch, their place in Clan Donald, and the Keppoch tartan. April 1917.
D. J. Macdonald, "J. Ronald Moreton Macdonald, of Largie, Kintyre." Biographical sketch. Marriage notice.
Donald J. Macdonald (Rev.) "D. J. K. Macdonald, of Sanda." Vol. 3 no. 12, Sep 1895, pp. 221-222.
"H. L. Macdonald of Dunach." History and biographical sketch.
"Late 2nd Lieut. James C. Macdonald." Oct 1916, vol. 24, no. 10, p. 189.
"Mr. John MacDonald," Nov 1915, vol. 23, no. 11. Biographical sketch. Born in Lewis, later editor of Western School Journal, Topeka, Kansas.
K. N. MacDonald, "The Graves of the Keppochs," vol 10, 1902. Here he adds two paragraphs omitted from his previous article on Cille Chaoruill, the Keppoch burial yard in Lochaber.
Keith Norman Macdonald, M.D., "Iain Lom and His Times." 1902, vol. 10, pp. 55-56. Some biographical and historical information. Also discussion of his poems.
"The Late Dr. Keith Norman Macdonald," biographical sketch in Nov 1913, vol. 21, pp. 207-108.
"Peter Macdonald, Glasgow," Nov 18981, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 21-22. Biographical sketch.
"Death of Dr. [Roderick] Macdonald, Late M. P. for Ross-shire." One paragraph.
"Sir Patrick Macdonald of Kilmore, the First Collector of Gaelic Music." Biographical sketch. Married a daughter of Keppoch who died at Culloden.
"Patrick MacDonald's Collection, 1784." Dec 1912, vol. 20, no. 12, p. 238.
T. D. MacDonald, "Miss Josephine MacDonald, of Keppoch," vol 24, 1916, p. 215-216. Biographical sketch.
T. D. MacDonald. "The Lords of Lochaber." History of the Macdonalds of Keppoch beginning April 1895, vol 3, and serialized for several issues.
T. D. MacDonald, Reply to query from D.C. Macdonald in previous issue regarding the spelling of MACDONALD. May 1917, no. 5, vol. 25.
Alice C. MacDonnell of Keppoch, Clan Donald bardess "Dr. Keith N .Macdonald." Mar 1914, vol. 22, no. 22, p. 58. Biographical tribute.
Alice C. MacDonnell of Keppoch, Clan Donald bardess "The Keppoch MacDonnells." Short paragraph.
"Captain Daniel Harrison MacDonell, D.S.O." Apr 1916, vo. 24, no. 4, p. 70. Short paragraph of biographical information.
"Hercules Henry Graves MacDonnell, J.P." Jul 1900, vol 8, no. 10, p. 1. Biographical sketch.
Josephine M. MacDonnell, "The Maidsear Mor" of Keppoch, Major Alexander MacDonnell (Keppoch's Brother), vol 9, 1901, p. 156.
"The Late Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell, K.C.M.G. & C.B.," pp. 14-15. Biographical sketch of Irish clansman.
"Ronald MacDonell of Morar, a Famous Piper," 1011, vol. 129, p. 167. Short paragraph.
"MacDonnells of Keppoch," Aug 1911, vol. 19, p. 8, p. 159. One paragraph.
Allan McDonald, LL.D., "The Right Honorable Sir A. McDonnell, Bart." Biographical sketch of this member of th Clan Iain Mhoir, Macdonalds of Dunnyveg and the Glens.
"Colonel John M'Donnell, D.L., J.P.," Feb. 1899, vol. 7, no. 5, p. 1. Biographical sketch.
Mac-an-t-Sionnaich, "The MacLartys, MacLavertys, McClevertys." Dec 1915, vol. 23, no. 12, pp. 224-229.
J. G. MacKay, "Lachlan MacDonald, Skeabost." Aug 1893, vol. 1, no. 11, p. 161-162.
John MacKay, "Mr. T. D. MacDonald, London." Biographical sketch.
John MacKay, "Councillor Hugh Macdonald, Aberdeen." Biographical sketch.
J. P. MacLean, "Sergeant MacDonald, " Jul 1901, vol. 9, no. 10, p. 197-198; Aug 1901, vol. 9, no. 1, p. 208. Biographical sketch.
"Tour of His Excellency Field-Marshall Macdonald, Duke of Tarentum, Field-Marshall of France," Part 1 Jul 1915, vol. 23, no. 7, pp. 137-140; Part 2 pp. 148-149.
"Marshall MacDonald, Duke of Tarentum." Oct 1892, no 1., p. 14. Request for infornation for pending biography.
D. Murray Rose, "The Earldom of Ross," Jan 1892, vol.2, no 4, p. 75-77, Part 2.
Rev. Allan Sinclair, "John Macdonald, the Lochaber Bard." 1906 vol. 15, p. 25-26, p. 54.
Robert Chambers, A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen in four volumes, Blackie and Son, 1855. V3 pp497-501.
Clan Donald, An Interpretation By and For Overseas Clansmen. Clan Donald Centre, Isle of Skye, Scotland. (pamphlet)
The Clan Donald Journal. Published by MacDonald Society of Glasgow. Complete photocopied set of issues from January 1896 through October 1898.
Clan Donald Magazine, published by Clan Donald Society of Edinburgh periodically since 1959. Numbers 1 through 14. Many articles on Clan Donald history and genealogy. Full text also available on the Internet.
Collectanea de Rebus Albanicis, consisting of original papers and documents relating to the history of the
Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Published 1847. (Bound photocopy)
Gordon Donaldson and Robert S. Morpeth, "Who's Who is Scottish History, Basil Blackwell, Oxford. 1973. Pp.173-175.
William Drummond-Norie. Loyal Lochaber and its associations historical, genealogical, and traditionary. 1898. (Contains some history on Macdonalds of Keppoch.)
J. G. Dunbar & A. A. M. Duncan. "Tarbert Castle: A Contribution to the History of Argyll." Scottish Historical Review, Vol. L, I: No. 149: Apr 1971 p1-17.
George Eyre-Todd. The Highland Clans of Scotland: Their History and Traditions. 2 volumes. Published by Heath Cranton Limited, London, 1923.
Arra Fletcher and Clifford Jupp. The Battle of Traigh Gruineart, 1598. n.d., Islay Museums Trust. (pamphlet)
Joseph Foster, Members of Parliament: Scotland, 1357-1882. 1882. p224, biographical sketch of James Macdonald of Langdale, Sutherland.
Charles Fraser-Mackintosh. The Last Macdonalds of Islay. 1895. (Bound Photocopy)
Charles Fraser-Mackintosh. Antiquarian Notes, Second Edition. Published in Stirling, 1913. (Bound photocopy)
A Genealogical and Historical Account of the Family of MacDonald of Sanda. Published in London, 1825. Microfilm and hard copy.
Glen Albyn, Tales and Truths of the Central Highlands. No author. 1953 reprint of 1909.
G.T. Gordon, Sr. The MacDonald Family. Charles E. Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vermont. 1971. (pamphlet)
Alexander Grant. "Scotland's 'Celtic Fringe' in the Late Middle Ages: The Macdonald Lords of the Isles and the Kingdom of Scotland." The British Isles 1100-1500, Comparisons, Contrasts, and Connections, R. R. Davies, ed. John Donald Publishers, 1988, p118-141.
I. F. Grant. Angus Og of the Isles. W & R Chambers, Ltd, Edinburgh, 1969. ISBN 550-50346-3. History of the son of John, 4th Lord of the Isles. Angus Og tried to hold the Lordship together after his father forfeited in 1493. Author has linked documented historical facts with fictionalized interpolations. Fiction is clearly noted and facts are footnoted.
I.F. Grant and Huge Cheape. Periods in Highland History, Barnes & Noble, Inc., 1987. ISBN 0-7607-1715-X. Period III, "The Lordship of the Isles," pp. 63-104.
I. F. Grant. The Lordship of the Isles, Wanderings in the Lost Lordship. Reprint of 1935 edition. Mercat Press, Edinburgh, 1982. Account of the author's modern day tour through the lands formerly comprising the Lordship, with historical comments on the various sites.
Elizabeth Gray. Flora Macdonald, her life in the Highlands and America. Geoffrey Bles, London, 1967.
Donald Gregory. History of the Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland. John Donald Publishers, Ltd., Edinburgh. 1975 facsimile reprint of 1881 edition.
Domhnull Gruamach. The House of Islay. Published 1967.
J. T. Headley. Napoleon and His Marshals. 2 volumes. Chapter 8 is biography of Marshal Macdonald, Duke of Tarentum. (Marshal Macdonald was one of Napoleon most effective commanders.)
Rev. George Hill. An Historical Account of the Macdonnells of Antrim including Notices of Some Other Septs, Irish and Scottish. 1978 facsimile reprint of the original book published in 1873. A detailed history of Clan Donald South or Clan Iain Mor or Macdonalds of Dunnyveg and the Glens and the Earls of Antrim. Excellent study with sources not available anywhere else.
J. Michael Hill. Fire & Sword: Sorley Boy MacDonnell and the Rise of Clan Ian Mor 1538-90. Aegis Press, 1993. Scholarly study. Historical and Genealogical Account of the Clan or Family of Macdonald. Duncan Stevenson and Co., Edinburgh, 1819. No author. (Bound photocopy). Early history of the Macdonalds with emphasis on Clanranald.
Paul Hopkins. Glencoe and the End of the Highland War. John Donald Publishers, 1986. Scholarly study.
Sir Thomas Innes of Learney, Lord Lyon King of Arms. Scots Heraldry, a practical handbook on the historical principles and modern applications of the art and science. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh. 1956.
David Jackson, "Descendants of Somerled's Kin in Norway," The Scottish Genealogist, v41 No. 2, June 1994 pp63-66.
William T. Kilgour. Lochaber in War and Peace, being a record of historical incidents, legends, traditions, and folk-lore with notes on the topography and scenic beauties of the whole district. 1908. (Contains information on Macdonalds of Keppoch.)
W. D. Lamont. The Early History of Islay. Printed privately, 1966.
Henry Lee. History of the Clan Donald: The Families of Macdonald, McDonald, and McDonnell.NewYork, 1920. General history including the clan in the U.S. (Bound photocopy)
Magnus Linklater. Massacre: The Story of Glencoe. Collins, 1982.
Alistair Livingstone, et al., eds. A Muster Roll of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's Army 1745-46. Aberdeen University Press, 1984.
Macalister, Edith. Sir Donald Macalister of Tarbert. With chapters Sir Robert Rait and Sir Norman Walker. Macmillan, 1935.
John McConnell, "Random Notes on the Battle of Harlaw." 1990. Manuscript.
David MacRitchie, "Macdonald of Barrisdale in the Parish of Glenelg," in The Scottish Antiquary, 1895, v9pp30-31. Follow notes with genealogy in vol. 9, pp. 163-164 by Carrick Pursuivant. Continued vol. p. p 30.
Donald B. McCulloch. Romantic Lochaber, Arisaig and Morar. W & R Chambers, Edinburgh & London. 1939.
Revs. A. & A. Macdonald. The Clan Donald. 3 volumes. Inverness, 1896, 1900, 1904. Monumental history of the clan with detailed history of all branches, with genealogies. Many illustrations and photos. (Two complete sets, plus a third copy of Vol. 1, with bound photocopies of vols. 2 and 3)
Rev. A. Macdonald. Memorials of the '45, 1930.
A. R. Macdonald. "Flora Macdonald." Pp.. 159-185 of the Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness. Vol. XXXVI. 1931-1933.
Alexander Macdonald. Story and Song from Loch Ness-side, being principally sketches of oldentime life in the valley of the Great Glen of Scotland with particular reference to Glenmoriston and vicinity. Reprint of 1914. Contains bits and pieces of Macdonald lore.
Alice Bosville Macdonald. The Fortunes of a Family (Bosville of New Hall, Gunthwaite and Thorpe) Through Nine Centuries. Edinburgh, 1927. Tells of the family now called Bosville-Macdonald "of Sleat", whose head is one of the chiefs of Clan Donald.
Alice Macdonald of the Isles. The House of the Isles. 1925.
Angus Macdonald of Taunton. A Family Memoir of the Macdonalds of Keppoch. Privately printed in London, 1885. Written between 1800 and 1820 by the author for his niece, Mrs. Stanley Constable. With some notes by Charles Edward Stuart, Comte d'Albanie. Sample of chapter titles: Rising of the Clans (Massacre of Glencoe, Court of James III, at Rome, Rising of 1745); Macdonalds of Keppoch; Descent of Keppoch; Descent of Major Macdonald of Terndriech, Letters to his Wife, Speech of Macdonald of Terndriech; Adventures of Ronald Macdonald from seven years of age till his arrival at Warwick Hall, written by himself, A.F. 1749; Descent of Angus Macdonald of Gellovy, etc.
Angus R. Macdonald of Clanranald. The Chief of Clan Donald. Who is He? N.d. Written 1905. (Bound photocopy)
Angus McDonald. The Troublesome MacDonalds, a Selective History of the Donald Clan. Publishers, Inc., Washington, D.C., 1974. A general history of the clan from the author's personal point of view.
Charles Macdonald. Moidart; or Among the Clanranalds. Oban, 1899. (Bound photocopy and new reprint) History of the Clanranalds and its district.
Colin M. Macdonald. The History of Argyll Up to the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century. n.d.
Donald J. Macdonald of Castleton. Clan Donald. Macdonald Publishers, Edinburgh, 1978. The official history of the clan and it various branches from the earliest times to the present.
Donald J. Macdonald of Castleton. Slaughter Under Trust, Glencoe 1692. Delaware Free Press, 1965.
Edith Macdonald. Annals of the Macdonald Family, 1928. Microfilm.
Norman H. MacDonald. The Clan Ranald of Knoydart and Glengarry, A History of the MacDonalds or MacDonells of Glengarry. Privately printed, 1979.
Norman H. MacDonald. The Clan Ranald of Lochaber, A History of the MacDonalds or MacDonells of Keppoch. Privately printed, undated, c. 1975.
John Paul Macdonald. A Keppoch Song. Privately printed at Montrose, 1815. A long historical poem (133 pages) "in five cantos, being the origin and history of the family of Donald Lord of the Isles, carried down to its extinction, with a continuation of the family of Keppoch; the whole combined with the history of Scotland with notes and references and concluding with an analysis of the Scotch Acts of Parliament, relative to the Douglas Association; and an address to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent." (Bound photocopy) The author makes certain claims to rank in the Keppoch Macdonalds. Many footnotes, addenda, and a supplement.
Jonathan MacDonald. Dumtulm Castle. Privately printed, n.d. (pamphlet)
Josephine M. MacDonell of Keppoch. The MacDonells of Keppoch and Gargavach. (Complete title: An Historical Record of the Branch of "Clan Domhnuill" called The MacDonells of Keppoch and Gargavach.)
Archibald Sinclair, Celtic Press, Glasgow, 1931. Written several decades before publishing. Account of the chief families of the Keppoch branch of Clan Donald beginning with Alasdair Carrach, son of Good John of Islay, lst Lord of the Isles, and Princess Margaret Stewart. Lists Angus Ban of Inch in the line of chiefs (son of Alexander, 16th chief, who was killed at Culloden). Includes poems, history of Keppoch estate, Keppoch charm stone, etc.
Keith Norman Macdonald. Macdonald Bards From Medieval Times. Edinburgh, 1900. Contains biographical and critical articles on many of the poets, translates some poems into English. Has much clan history. (Bound photocopy)
R. Andrew McDonald & Scott A. McLean. "Somerled of Argyll: A New Look at Old Problems." Scottish Historical review, Vol. LXXI, Apr., Oct. 1992, p3-22.
R. Andrew McDonald. "Images of Hebridean Lordship in the Late Twelfth and Early Thirteenth Centuries: The Seal of Raonall Mac Sorley," Scottish Historical Review, Vol. LXXIV, 2: No. 198: Oct 1995, p129-143.
R. Andrew McDonald. The Kingdom of Isles: Scotland's Western Seaboard, c. 1100-c. 1336. Tuckwell Press, East Linton, Scotland, 1997. ISBN 1 898 410 85 2.
Stuart Macdonald. Back to Lochaber. Pentland Press, 1994.
"Sir James Macdonell, K.C.B.," in The Scottish Antiquary,v7 Oct 1896 pp108-110. Biographical sketch with photograph. Author is given as "A.W.C.H." Follow up note editor in v8p133. Another follow up in v9p145.
Domhnall MacEacharna. The Lands of the Lordship: The Romance of Islay's names. Argyle Reproductions, 1976.
Rev. Donald Macfarlane. Memoir and Remains of the Rev. Donald Macdonald, Sheildaig, Ross-shire. 1957.
A. Macgregor and W. Jolly. The Life of Flora Macdonald and Flora Macdonald in Uist, Two books bound together. Eneas Mackay, Stirling, 1932.
MacInnes, Hamish. West Highlands Walks: One. Ben Lui to the Falls of Glomach. Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1979. Hiking, photos, description of Kintail.
James MacIntyre. Castles of Skye, Strongholds and Homes of Clan Donald. 1938. (Bound Photocopy)
William Mackay. Sidelights of Scottish History. 1925. Chapters of interest to Clan Donald: "Presbyterial Notices of Alexander Macdonald the Bard and some of his Contemporaries in Ardnamurchan and Morvern;" "The Battle of Harlaw: Its True Place in History;" and perhaps a few others.
William Mackay. Urquhart and Glenmoriston: Olden Times in a Highland Parish. 1893.
Alexander MacKenzie. History of the MacDonalds and Lords of the Isles with Genealogies of the Principal Families of the Name. A & W MacKenzie, Inverness, 1881. (Book and bound photocopy) Until the publication of the 3-volume history, this was the standard history of the clan, and still useful.
Alexander MacKenzie. The Macdonalds of Clanranald. A & W Mackenzie, Inverness, 1881. (Photocopy) This is the separately published chapter on the Clanranalds from title above.
Annie Mackenzie, editor. Orain Iain Luim: Songs of John Macdonald, Bard of Keppoch. Edinburgh, 1964. The poems of Iain Lom in Gaelic and English. He lived 1620-1716. Contains historical and linguistic notes.
Alasdair Maclean. A Macdonald for the Prince. Acair Limited, Stornoway, Lewis, Scotland, 1982. Story of Neil MacEachen, companion of Bonnie Prince Charlie in his travels after Culloden.
Alasdair MacLean, "Who Were the MacEachens?," Highland Family History Society, 1989, pp1-5. (Talk given to the society 26 Apr 1988)
Rev. Malcolm MacLean, "A Genealogical MS. by the Late Rev. Donald M. Macdonald, M.A., Ness, Lewis, with Notes by the Contributor." Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, Vol. XKII, 1953-1959, p271-282.
J. R. N. MacPhail, ed. Highland Papers.1914. Published by the Scottish History Society. 4 volumes. Vol. 1 is of special interest to members of Clan Donald. It contains: "History of the Macdonalds" by Hugh Macdonald of Sleat written in 1600s. Also called the Knock MS. Many other documents relating to Macdonald history (e.g., "Dispensation for marriage of John, Lord of the Isles, and Amie, sister of Reginald MacRuairi, 4 June 1337.")
MacPherson, Alan G. "An Old Highland Parish Register," Scottish Studies, vol. 11 part 2, pp. 179-185. Scholarly discussion of Laggan parish and the MacDonald names therein.
John Marsden, Somerled and the Emergence of Gaelic Scotland. Tuckwell Press, East Linton, Scotland, 2000. The first full length biography of Somerled,1100-1164 A.D., founder of Clan Donald.
Angus Matheson, "Traditions of Alasdair MacColla," Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, Vol. V, Sep. 1958, p9-93.
Angus Matheson, "Documents Connected with the Trial of Sir James Macdonald of Islay," Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, Vol. V, Sep. 1958, p206-222.
Alan McNie. Clan Macdonald. Cascade Publishing Co., Jedburgh. (booklet)
Dugald Mitchell. History of the Highland and Gaelic Scotland from the Earliest Times till the Close of forty-five. 1900. Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk, Albany Herald. The Highland Clans, the dynastic origins, chiefs, and backgrounds of the Clans and of some other families connected with Highland history. Bramhall House, New York. 1967.
Jean Munro, "The Earldom of Ross and The Lordship of the Isles," Pp. 59-67 in Firthlands of Ross and Sutherland, John R. Baldwin, ed., The Scottish Society for Northern Studies, School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh, 1986.
Jean Munro, "The Lordship of the Isles," Pages 23-38 in The Middle Ages in the Highlands, published by the Inverness Field Club, 1981.
Jean Munro & R. W. Munro, eds. Acts of the Lords of the Isles. Scottish History Society, 1986.
R. W. Munro, ed. Monro's Western Isles of Scotland and Genealogies of the Clans, 1549. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh and London, 1961.
Donald Monro, Archdeacon of the Isles, wrote first known description of the Western Isles of Scotland from personal observation. In addition, he traces the descent of the five main branches of Clan Donald, and gives an account of the Council of the Isles.
Alexander Nicolson. History of Skye: A Record of the Families, the Social Conditions, and the Literature of the Island. 1930. Much genealogy and history of the Macdonalds of Sleat
Orkneyinga Saga, the History of the Earls of Orkney. Penguin Classics, 1982.
Raymond Campbell Paterson. The Lords of the Isles. Birlinn, Edinburgh. 2001. Modern account of Clan Donald.
Carolyn Proctor. Ceannas nan Gàidheal, The Headship of the Gael. Clan Donald Lands Trust, 1985. (booklet)
John Prebble. Glencoe. Penguin Classics, 1966.
John Rea. A Look at Scotland and the Macdonalds, Eilean Ban Publishing Company, 1975.
John L. Roberts. Lost Kingdoms: Celtic Scotland and the Middle Ages. Edinburgh University Press, 1997. Chapters on Clan Donald to the fall of the Lordship of the Isles in 1493.
"Robertson of Strowan and Sir William Robertson, alias Colyear, Bart." in The Scottish Antiquary, v11, Oct 1896, pp60-61. (Author is given as "L.") Includes a note on marriage of Agnes, daughter of Macdonald of Keppoch, to Robert Robertson of Strowan before 1630.
Camille Rousset, ed. Recollections of Marshal Macdonald, Duke of Tarentum.2 volumes, 1892.
William Roughead. Glengarry's Way and Other Studies. W. Green & Son, Limited, Edinburgh, 1922. (Bound photocopy)Story of the duel of Alastair Ranaldson Macdonell, XVth chief of Glengarry, which led to his trial.
Sir Walter Scott. The Lord of The Isles, A Poem. Edinburgh, 1815. Considered Scott's finest dramatic poem. Contains 165 pages of historical notes which contribute to Clan Donald history.
The Scottish Nation. Volume 2 only, containing articles on Clan Donald branches.
Scottish Biographies 1938, Published by E. J. Thurston, London, pp.451-463,
Scottish Notes and Queries, Third Series, Vol. XIII, 1935. (Bound Photocopy)
J. Montgomery Seaver. Macdonald McDonald Family Records. n.d. American Historical-Genealogical Society, Philadelphia, PA. (booklet)
W. D .H. Sellar. "The Origins and Ancestry of Somerled." Scottish Historical Review, Vol. XLV, 2: No. 140: Oct 1966 pp1-142.
Richard Shaw. Names and Adherents of Clan Donald. Unpublished collection of articles and lists on septs of Clan Donald prepared by various members of Clan Donald. Includes article commissioned by Clan Donald, 1982.
W. Douglas Simpson. Urquhart Castle. HMSO, Edinburgh, 1983. (booklet)
William F. Skene. Celtic Scotland: A History of Ancient Alban. . 3 Volumes. Facsimile reprint of 1876 edition, 1971. Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, New York.. Contains ancient Irish genealogies and origins of clans, including Clan Donald.
G. Gregory Smith. The Book of Islay: Documents Illustrating the History of the Island.. 1894. (Photocopy in 2 very large binders.) Society of West Highland and Island Historical Research, Notes & Queries. No. IV May 1977. "MacKinnon Family papers," by Jean Munro. Macdonald marriage note among Lord Macdonald's 17th and 18th Century papers in SRO (GD 221).
Society of West Highland and Island Historical Research, Notes & Queries.
"Numbering of Clan Chiefs" by R.W. Munro & Jean M. Munro.
No. V Oct 1977
No. VI Mar 1978. Note on the marriage of a daughter of Allan MacDonald of Kingsburgh and the celebrated Flora MacDonald.
No. VII Jun 1978. Notes on "Lapis McCoull," a weight measurement stone, and a discussion of Hugh Macdonald's Maunscript, "History of the Macdonalds," and who the author might be by Nicholas Mclean Bristol.
No. VIII Dec 1978."Education of Highland Chiefs in the Sixteenth Century" by R.W. Munro & Grant G. Simpson. Mentions son of Alexander MacDonald of Islay in 1533.34.
No. IX Jan 1979.
No. X, Dec 1979. "Murdoch Macdonald the Harper," by Keith Sanger. Note on dating Hugh Macdonald's Manuscript by R.W. Munro.
No. XII May 1980. Note on Murdoch Macdonald the Harper and Colm O Baoill and Note on possible descendants of Alexander Mor son of Donald grandson of Somerled by Reginald Maclean of Dochgarroch..
No. XIII Sep 1980. Macdonald information in "Building of Breacachadh and the Maclean Pedigree" by Nicholas Maclean-Bristol.
No. XIV Dec 1980. "Alexander de Yle, Lord of Lochaber, and His Son Alasdair Carrach," by Andrew B.W. MacEwen. "Addendum to Alexander de Yle," Andrew B.W. MacEwen.
No. XV May 1981. "Treasures from Legal Dust," by L. Maclean of Dochgarroch. Contains excerpts from depositions by M'Donald of Glenalladale and Clanranald in 1758 and 1784.
No. XVI Sep 1981. "Duncan Ban's Foster-Child," by Dr. Lorne Campbell. "A Jacobite Family after 1745," by P. Campbell. "A Matter of Identity," by R.W. Munro.
No. XVII Mar 1982. "Alexander de Yle, Lord of Lochaber," by A.B.W. MacEwen. "Early Macleans," by A.B.W. MacEwen (notes about Macdonald marriages).
No. XVIII Oct 1982.
No. XIX Dec 1982.
No. XX Mar 1983. "MacIans of Ardnamurchan."
No. XXI Aug 1983. "Hugh Macdonald's manuscript."
No. XXIII Mar 1984."Macleod/MacDonald/Munro Marriages"
No. XXIV Aug 1984.
No. XXV Dec 1984.
No. XXVI Apr 1985.
No. XXVII Aug 1985.
No. XXIX Aug 1986. "MacDougall pedigrees in MA 1476" by W. David H. Sellar
No. XXX Feb 1987.
Series 2 No. 15 Apr 1996. "The MacDonalds of Glencoe"
Series 2 No. 16 Apr 1997.
Series 2 No. 17 Aug 1997.
Rev. Alexander Stewart. Nether Lochaber: the natural history, legends, and folk-lore of the west highlands.1883.
Rev. Alexander Stewart. Twixt Ben Nevis and Glencoe: the natural history, legends, and folk-lore of the west highlands. 1885.
David Stevenson. Alasdair MacColla and the Highland Problem in the 17th Century. John Donald Publishers, Edinburgh, 1980. Alasdair MacColla, also known as Sir Alexander MacDonald, was major general in Montrose's army in the 1600s. One of the greatest heroes of Clan Donald. Scholarly work.
A .M. W. Stirling. Macdonald of the Isles, a Romance of the Past and Present. John Murray publisher, London, 1913. History of the Macdonalds of Sleat from the time of Somerled. The author was a friend of Lady Alice Bosville of the Isles and treats the restoration of the chiefship of Sleat to that family.
H. Hessell Tiltman. James Ramsay Macdonald: Labour's Man of Tomorrow. Waverley Book Co., n.d.
Oswald G. Villard "Iconoclast." J. Ramsay Macdonald, Man of Tomorrow. 1924. Vindication of the Clanronald of Glengarry Against Attacks Made Upon Them in the Inverness journal and Some Printed Performances with Remarks as to the Descent of the Family who Style Themselves as "of Clanronald." Edinburgh, 1821. (Bound photocopy)
Gerald Warner. "A Missing Husband," contained in Tales of the Scottish Highlands. 1982. A folk tale of Macdonalds of Inch, a cadet of the Keppochs.
W. J. Watson. "Macdonald Bardic Poetry." Pp. 138-158 of Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, Vol. XXXVI, 1931-1933.
Charles E. Whitelaw,. Scottish Arms Makers, a biographical dictionary of makers of firearms, edged weapons and armour working in Scotland from the 15th Century to 1870. Arms and Armour Press, London, 1977. Pp.132 and 250.
Ronald Williams, The Heather and the Gale: Clan Donald and Clan Campbell during the Wars of Montrose. House of Lochar, Isle of Colonsay, Argyll PA61, 1997.
Ronald Williams. The Lords of the Isles, the Clan Donald and the Early Kingdom of the Scots. Chatto & Windus. The Hogarth Press, London, 1984. ISBN 0-7011-2268-4. From Dalriada through Somerled through the Lords of the Isles to the last attempts to restore the Lordship in the 1500s. Maps, genealogical charts, photographs.
A. J. Youngson. After the Forty-Five, the Economic Impact on the Scottish Highlands. University of Edinburgh Press. 1972.
General Scottish History and Genealogy (Small sampling of the total)
Alwyn James.. Scottish Roots, A step-by-step guide for Ancestor-hunters in Scotland and overseas. Macdonald Publishers, Loanhead, Midlothian. 1981.
Robert Clyde. From Rebel to Hero: The Image of the Highlander, 1745-1830. Tuckwell Press, East Linton, Scotland, 1998.
Philip Crowl. The Intelligent Traveller's Guide to Historic Scotland. Congdon & Weed, New York, 1986.
Joan Ferguson. Scottish Family Histories Held in Scottish Libraries. Photocopied pages with references to Macdonald family histories and libraries where they can be found.
David Gardner et al. Genealogical Atlas of Scotland. Bookcraft, Salt Lake City, 1962.
John D. Grainger. Cromwell Against the Scots: The Last Anglo-Scottish War, 1650-1652. Tuckwell Press, East Linton, Scotland, 1997.
Ian Grimble. Clans & Chiefs. Birlinn, Edinburgh, 2000.
Gerald Hamilton-Edwards. In Search of Scottish Ancestry. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1984.
David Iredale. Discovering Local History. Shire Publications, Ltd., 1985. [Focuses on British> local history.]
T. B. Johnston. Historical Geography of the Clans of Scotland. W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh and London. 1894.
J. Cameron Lees. A History of the County of Inverness (Mainland). William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1897.
John Macleod. Highlanders: A History of the Gaels. Sceptre (Hodder and Staughton), London, 1996.
John Prebble. Lion in the North: A Personal View of Scotland's History. Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc. New York. n.d.
Donald Sage. Memorabilia Domesica: Parish Life in the North of Scotland. Albyn Press Limited, Edinburgh, 1975. First hand account of life in the Highlands in the late 1700s and early 1800s.
Margaret Stuart. Scottish Family History, A Guide to Works of Reference on the History and Genealogy of Scottish Families. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore. 1983. Contains references to many published histories of Macdonald families.
Sir Walter Scott. Manners, Customs and History of the Highlanders of Scotland [with] Historical Account of the Clan MacGregor. 1893. (Bound photocopy)
D. J. Steel. Sources for Scottish Genealogy and Family History, National Index of Parish Registers, Volume XII. Society of Genealogists, London. 1980.
Iain Zaczek. The Book of Scottish Names. Barnes & Noble, New York. 2001.