Ma­cLeod book launch in Mon­tague

‘The MacLeods of Prince Ed­ward Is­land’ in­clude all the re­vi­sions Ma­cLeod made to his book from 1993 through 2005

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

A book launch for a newly re­vised edi­tion of “The MacLeods of Prince Ed­ward Is­land” by Harold S. Ma­cLeod is planned for Satur­day at 2 p.m. in the Mon­tague Ro­tary Li­brary.

The new edi­tion is cur­rently avail­able for sale on­line.

Pub­lished by Selkirk Sto­ries, a P.E.I. pub­lish­ing house, this clas­sic work of ge­neal­ogy and Is­land his­tory was most re­cently pub­lished in 1987, al­though that edi­tion was reprinted a num­ber of times.

“The re­vised 2017 edi­tion in­cludes all the re­vi­sions Ma­cLeod made to his book from 1993 through 2005. Based on com­puter files left be­hind af­ter Ma­cLeod’s death in 2014, this edi­tion in­cludes all of the re­vi­sions that Ma­cLeod made un­til 2005, but it only in­cludes what the au­thor in­cluded in the dig­i­tal files he left be­hind.

“The pho­to­graphs and the whim­si­cal draw­ings in­cluded in pre­vi­ous edi­tions of this book are ab­sent, as are some of the poems and other short texts,” a news re­lease states.

Those who own an ear­lier edi­tion of “The MacLeods of Prince Ed­ward Is­land” will find that some sec­tions of the book have changed sig­nif­i­cantly since the last print­ing.

For ex­am­ple, in the 1996 edi­tion, the en­try on the fam­ily of John Ma­cLeod and Mary MacKay of Heatherdale, both born on the Isle of Skye (Scot­land), is a sin­gle page. In the 2017 edi­tion, re­flect­ing the ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion in­cor­po­rated by Ma­cLeod, the same en­try runs five and a half pages.

On the other hand, un­less Ma­cLeod re­ceived fresh in­for­ma­tion con­cern­ing a fam­ily tree, he did not up­date it. This means that other fam­ily trees re­main as they were in ear­lier edi­tions.

For more in­for­ma­tion on this edi­tion, con­tact the pub­lish­ers or visit their web­site at www. selkirk­sto­


Selkirk Sto­ries pub­lisher John Westlie holds a copy of the re­vised edi­tion of “The MacLeods of Prince Ed­ward Is­land”. The book will be launched on Satur­day, July 22, 2 p.m., at the Mon­tague Ro­tary Li­brary.

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