Fonds MG 6.10 - MacSween, Agnes (MacNeil)

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MacSween, Agnes (MacNeil)

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Malcolm Campbell

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CA BI MG 6.10

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  • 1892 (Creation)
    Campbell, Malcolm
    Mingulay (SCO)

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4 p. of textual records

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Malcolm Campbell was the son of Michael Campbell and the grandson of Neil Campbell. He was a crofter/fisherman who lived on the island of Mingulay, south of Barra. His aunt, Jane (Campbell) MacNeil emigrated to Cape Breton in 1822 and settled at Boisdale. was recorded on the census of 1901 as being 80 years old.

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Was in the custody of Agnes MacSween and then her son, Alex.

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This fonds consists of a letter from Malcolm Campbell, Barra, with family news; copy of tombstone of Roderick and Jane MacNeil.

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  • English

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    A jpeg of Roderick and Jane MacNeil's tombstone can be found online here:

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    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.

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