The Clan Cameron - 1894


Cat No.:   CAB0417:

The title continues: “A Brief Sketch of its History and Traditions with Short Notices of Eminent Clansmen, by John Cameron, J.P.

In his Preface to the book the author identifies the origins of this book as being a lecture he delivered on 17th November, 1893 in Glasgow, “under the auspices of the Social Committee of the Clan (Cameron) Association.” He realized he had far too much material to present in the proscribed 105 minutes he was allowed and so had to be very selective about his choice of material to present. His lecture was so much appreciated he was invited to return but instead undertook to produce this book which, incidentally, satisfied several other requests he had received to write a more permanent record of the Clan’s history and its relations with the general history of the Highlands. As a result this book was published in the following year.

The book identifies the first documented appearance of the Cameron name when “Angus” married “Marion,” daughter of Kenneth, Thane of Lochaber in approximately the year 1,000. There have been some variations in the spelling (and perhaps pronunciation) of the Cameron name over the years but the lineage of the Chief or Captain of the Clan is followed over 24 generations into the late 1800’s.

The remainder of the book adds “meat” to these “bare bones,” providing more details of each link in the chain and relating these individuals’ lives to the historical events through which they lived, including the identification of the clan with its ancestral home in the Western Highlands of Scotland.

This copy of the book also contained a number of newspaper clippings relevant to the clan, including a report of a (1895) Clan Cameron meeting in Glasgow; the death of a Edward C. Howard, on 15th April, 1925, in Chambly, Quebec; an obituary for Margaret Jean Ruttan of Toronto, Ontario in 1914; and a full length portrait of the late, right Rev., John Cameron, Roman Catholic Bishop of Antigonish, N.S. (no date). Although these are clearly not an original component of this book they appear to be relevant to the Clan Cameron, particularly those who took residence in Canada, so copies of the clippings have been included

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We want to recognize the generosity and far-sightedness of Cathy, a descendent of the Cameron family in Canada, for allowing us to reproduce her copy of this book so the history and traditions of the Cameron family may live on.

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