THE MACCORMICKS, A ROSS OF MULL AND ISLE OF IONA FAMILY – NOTE FROM THE PAST


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. 

 

 

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