Correspondence and miscellaneous papers of the family of MacLeod of Geanies. Edit




  • 1654-1874. (Creation)


  • 14 Volumes (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1971.

  • Scope and Contents

    The correspondence and papers chiefly relate to Donald, 3rd of Geanies and his issue, including a series of letters from members of the family in America in the 1770s and on military and naval service during the Napoleonic wars. The MacLeods of Geanies are descended from the MacLeods of Assynt, a cadet branch of the MacLeods of Lewis. Assynt was lost to the family in the time of Neil, the 9th Baron, and the title but not the estate passed to his brother, John, the family fortunes being somewhat restored when John's son, Donald, a captain in the Scottish Brigade in Holland, purchased Geanies from Sinclair of Dunbeath.

  • Arrangement

    The papers are arranged as follows:

    MS.19295. Assynt papers. MSS.19296-19297. Papers of and concerning Hugh, 2nd of Geanies. MSS.19298-19301. Correspondence of and concerning Donald, 3rd of Geanies. MSS.19302-19304. Papers of and concerning Patrick MacLeod. MS.19305. Letters of William MacLeod. MSS.19306-19307. Papers of and concerning Catherine MacLeod. MS.19308. Miscellaneous papers.

  • Separated Materials

    For formal documents see Ch.15326-15347.

  • Bibliography

    Transcripts of some of the correspondence appear in J D I Morley, ‘An American venture: letters home from James and William MacLeod, 1770-1776’, Clan MacLeod Society, 1988.