Associated People: MacLean, Mr John, Caoles (1787 - 1848)

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2018.25.6

Printout from Canada’s Historic Places website about the Bard John MacLean Cemetery in Nova Scotia, also known as Glen Bard Cemetery. Bard John MacLean emigrated from Caoles to Nova Scotia with his wife and three children in 1819. The cemetery is named after him. Contains colour photographs of the cemetery and information about John MacLean.

From www.historicplaces.ca

2018.25.5

Colour photograph of a plaque in Glen Bard Cemetery, Novia Scotia, bearing the inscription “This plaque was unveiled on June 7 1988. It signifies the registration of the Glen Bard Cemetery as a Provincial Heritage Property”. Bard John MacLean emigrated from Caoles to Nova Scotia with his wife and three children in 1819. The cemetery is named after him.

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Colour photographs of the gravestone of John MacLean (1787 -1848), Caoles, in Glen Bard Cemetery, Nova Scotia. Bard John MacLean emigrated from Caoles to Nova Scotia with his wife Isabella and three children in 1819. The cemetery is named after him.

The inscription is in Gaelic. A translation on a metal plaque at the foot of the stone reads: The Bard MacLean, 1787-1848. He who in this cemetery goes around / Stop and listen to a voice from the grave / Keep up the Gaelic all of your life / And hold its poetry in high regard / To all that is good give your love / And live to God each day. The Bard’s Wife Isabella Black (1786-1877), Trust in the Lord with all your heart.

2018.25.1

Colour photograph of the entrance sign to Glen Bard Cemetery in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 2017. The Tiree poet John MacLean was the first person buried there, in 1848, and the cemetery named after him. Bard John MacLean emigrated from Caoles to Nova Scotia with his wife and three children in 1819.

2010.53.25

Papers relating to bard John MacLean, Caoles (1787-1848)

Copies of papers relating to the life, work and family of John MacLean, shoemaker, Caoles. Known as the `Bard Thighearna Cholla` he was born in 1787, married Isabel Black, Lismore, in 1808, emmigrated to Nova Scotia 1918, died in Nova Scotia 1848. Includes transcripts and photocopies of marriage certificate, a handwritten account of the sale of hides (1816), two letters to his brother dated 1838 and 1840, a promisory note for 9 shillings, a letter from his son Allan to him in 1847.

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Collection of texts and photos relating to the Bard John MacLean of Glen Bard, Nova Scotia, 1787-1848

Collection of copies of texts and photos relating to the Bard John MacLean 1787-1848. Born in Caolas, Tiree. Emmigrated to Nova Scotia in 1819 with his wife and children, arriving in Pictou, NS. Famous for his many poems. Includes poems, biographies, information on his house in NS, a genealogical account of the MacLeans and Sinclairs of Glen Bard. Collection compiled by his descendants, Angus and Mary MacLean, Scarinish in 2008.

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