Towards a biography of James McLagan

Parsons, G. (2021) Towards a biography of James McLagan. In: Innes, S. and Parsons, G. (eds.) Seumas MacLathagain agus a Làmh-Sgrìobhainnean = James McLagan and his Manuscripts. Scottish Gaelic Texts Society. (In Press)

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Derick Thomson's ODNB entry has been the authoritative biographical sketch of the Rev. James McLagan (1728-1805) since its publication in 2004. This essay supplements Thomson's account with additional information concerning McLagan's family, correcting some misinformation available in some published sources, and education. Drawing on a number of unpublished letters and other sources, it charts his movements in America and Ireland with the Black Watch. While a full account of McLagan's life must await the editing of his correspondence and writings, this essay advances us towards that goal.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:In Press
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Parsons, Dr Geraldine
Authors: Parsons, G.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages > PB1501 Scottish Gaelic Language
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Celtic and Gaelic
Publisher:Scottish Gaelic Texts Society

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