Historical Texts & Resources

Below are several texts and resources we've used in researching the history of the Clan Maclean. Most of the historical information on this site has been extrapolated and compiled from these books. The items below that are downloadable are in the Public Domain and may be freely distributed for non-commercial purposes; texts that are not in the Public Domain have been linked to sites where they may be purchased. If you are aware of additional resources that should be included, please contact us.

Clan Maclean History

A Brief Genealogical account of the Family of McLean from its First Settlement in Mull & Parts Adjacent
by Alexander MacLean, published 1872 - PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org

A Brief History of the Ancestry and Posterity of Allan Maclean - 1715-1786
by Mary McLean Hardy, published 1905 - PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org

A History of the Clan Maclean
by John Patterson Maclean, published 1889 - PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org

An Account of the Surname of Maclean
by John Patterson Maclean, published 1751 - PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org

An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America Prior to the Peace of 1783
by John Patterson Maclean, published 1900 - PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org

History of the Island of Mull
by John Patterson Maclean, published 1923 - PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org

History of the Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland From A.D. 1493 to A.D. 1625
by Donald Gregory, published 1836 - PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org

Murder Under Trust: The Crimes and Death of Sir Lachlan Mor Maclean of Duart, 1558-1598
by Nicholas Maclean-Bristol, published 1999 - AMAZON.com

Papers Relating to the Macleans of Duart 1670-1680
From the Highland Papers, Volume Ⅰ published by the Highland History Society in 1914 - PDF

Renaissance of the Clan MacLean
by John Patterson Maclean, published 1913 - PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org

The Clan Gillean
by Alexander Maclean Sinclair, published 1899 - PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org

The Clan MacLean. Instituted 1892
by the Clan Maclean, Glasgow, published 1893 - PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org

The First Annual Gathering of the Clan Maclean Association of North America
by John Patterson Maclean, published 1893 - PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org

The Gaelic Bards from 1411 to 1517
by Axexander Maclean Sinclair, published 1890 - PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org

From Clan to Regiment: Six Hundred Years in the Hebrides 1400-2000
by Nicholas Maclean-Bristol, published 2007 - Google Books

Warriors and Priests: The History of the Clan Maclean 1300-1750
by Nicholas Maclean-Bristol, published 1995 - AMAZON.com

Scottish History

The History of Scotland, Volume Ⅰ     by Patrick Fraser Tytler, published 1866 PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org
The History of Scotland, Volume Ⅱ    by Patrick Fraser Tytler, published 1866 PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org
The History of Scotland, Volume Ⅲ   by Patrick Fraser Tytler, published 1866 PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org
The History of Scotland, Volume Ⅳ   by Patrick Fraser Tytler, published 1866 PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org
The History of Scotland, Volume Ⅴ    by Patrick Fraser Tytler, published 1866 PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org
The History of Scotland, Volume Ⅵ   by Patrick Fraser Tytler, published 1866 PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org
The History of Scotland, Volume Ⅶ  by Patrick Fraser Tytler, published 1866 PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org
The History of Scotland, Volume Ⅷ by Patrick Fraser Tytler, published 1866 PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org
The History of Scotland, Volume Ⅸ   by Patrick Fraser Tytler, published 1866 PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org
The History of Scotland, Volume Ⅹ    by Patrick Fraser Tytler, published 1866 PDF - TEXT - ARCHIVE.org

A Military History of Perthshire, 1660-1902
by Katharine Marjory Stewart-Murray Atholl , Jane C. C. MacDonald, published 1908 - PDF

Memorable Wars of Scotland
by Patrick Fraser Tytler, published 1896 - PDF

Scotland, Vol. Vol.
by Sir Walter Scott, published 1829 - PDF - Vol. Vol. TEXT - Vol. Vol. ARCHIVE.org - Vol. Vol.

The History of Scotland Vol. Vol. Vol. Vol. Vol. Vol. Vol. Vol. Vol. Vol.
by Patrick Fraser Tytler, published 1866
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Scottish Resources Online

Dictionary of the Scots Language

Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online (MEMSO)

National Archives (UK)

Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913

Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

Scottish Archive Network

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