Gregory, Donald (DNB00)

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GREGORY, DONALD (d. 1836), antiquary, was secretary to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and to the Iona Club, and was a member of the Ossianic Society of Glasgow and the Royal Society of the Antiquaries of the North at Copenhagen. About 1830 he announced his intention of publishing a work on the Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland (which he frequently visited) and received help and information from many quarters. The book was published at Edinburgh in 1836, 8vo, as ‘History of the Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland from .… 1493 to … 1625; with on introductory sketch from a.d. 80 to 1493' (reviewed in ‘The Athenæum’ for 18 March 1837, p. 188 f.) A second edition was published in 1881, 8vo. Gregory died at Edinburgh on 21 0ct. 1836.

[Gent. Mag. 1836, pt. ii. p. 668; Gregory's Western Higlands.]