The author of the letter, Malcolm Campbell was 71 years old and a crofter (farmer) when he composed this letter in 1892. He states he was a grandson of Neil Campbell and Neil was Agnes MacSween's aunt's grandfather. Neil's daughter, Jane married Roderick MacNeil of Breibhig, Barra and immigrated to Cape Breton with their young family in 1821 on the ship Harmony, along with 350 emigrants from Barra. Included in the letter is a depiction of the gravestone which had been purchased for Malcolm's aunt and her husband. The gravestone is in the St. Andrew's Cemetery in Boisdale.