Just came across a letter I wrote to my parents from Brooklyn, NY in October 1961. The bulk of the letter is given to details about the behaviour of the then two month old firstborn of Kristina and myself – Neil MacCormick.
But I also respond to the shocking news from my father about the death of his cousin, John M. MacCormick.
I then ask my father what John’s son, Neil, …”is doing for a living now that he has his degree. Going into law as his father did?”
As one somewhat superficial but telling measure, Google lists 28 pages of entries under the name, Neil MacCormick, with only two or three entries given to others of that name!
Neil did not just go “into law” – he rewrote much of its underpinnings.