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Allan J. Gillis
Colin S. MacDonald
Fri Jan 21, 2011 05:23


There were copies of Colin's manuscript in the Nova Scotia Archives, St. Francis Xavier University Library and the Beaton Institute in Sydney. It has been very valuable as a research tool to many of us over the years.
As far as I know, it was never published in book form. I'm sure you could get a copy (for printing costs) from any of the institutions mentioned above.



  • Colin S. Macdonald's bookValerie Smith, Fri Jan 21 01:27
    I am aware that the Typescript of "Clanranald Macdonalds of Moidart" by Colin S. Macdonald (Nova Scotia)is available at Armadale and also in the National Archives Edin, where I was told that it could ... more
    • Colin S. MacDonaldRod McInnes, Sat Jan 22 06:44
      Valerie, In Australia, Graham MacDonald of Gympie has a copy which I believe he got from Colin direct back in the 1950s. He very generously loans it for copying. I made an uncollated PDF copy, which... more
      • the clanrenald macdonalds of moidartwilliam f. callahan, Thu Jul 5 02:08
        how can i read this manuscript.thank you.
      • Colin MacDonald's bookValerie Smith, Sun Jan 23 00:50
        Thank you Rod, I do know Grahame and will seek out a copy. I did read the copy held in the National Archives Edin and had I my laptop there all would be resolved. I do have to wonder why a transcrip... more
    • Colin S. MacDonald — Allan J. Gillis, Fri Jan 21 05:23
      • Colin Macdonald's bookValerie Smith, Fri Jan 21 06:46
        Thanks Allan, have just spent the weekend up at Roshven View Arisaig now inspired to get back working on some Kinlochmoidart research. A Ranald McDonald b.1794 at Camus an Raoigh, died Victoria... more
        • GenealogyAllan J. Gillis, Fri Jan 21 08:24
          Hi Valerie, You were at Roshven View? Were you with Elizabeth and Allan MacDonald? Cheers, Allan
          • Colin Macdonald's bookValerie Smith, Fri Jan 21 09:40
            I certainly was, my annual visit for possibly the past ten years, searching bookshelves and past notes taken by Allan and Elizabeth...they are indeed treasurs of Moidart, and I only wish we could... more
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