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McCulloch
MacCurtin
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ment to whig principles, his native Whithorn, and his native whisky.

McCulloch contributed seventy-six articles to the ‘Edinburgh Review’ between 1818 and 1837. Minor miscellanea are: 1. ‘Observations on the Duty on Seaborne Coal and on the Peculiar Duties and Charges on Coal in the Port of London, founded on the Reports of Parliamentary Committees and other Official Documents,’ London, 1831, 8vo. 2. ‘Observations on the Influence of the East India Company's Monopoly on the Price and Supply of Tea, and on the Commerce with India, China, &c.,’ London, 1831, 8vo. 3. ‘Historical Sketch of the Bank of England, with an Examination of the Question as to the Prolongation of the Exclusive Privileges of that Establishment,’ London, 1831, 8vo. 4. ‘Observations illustrative of the Practical Operation and Real Effect of the Duties on Paper, showing the expediency of their Reduction or Repeal,’ London, 1836, 8vo. 5. ‘Statements illustrative of the Policy and Probable Consequences of the Proposed Repeal of the existing Corn Laws, and the Imposition in their stead of a Moderate Fixed Duty on Foreign Corn when entered for Consumption,’ London, 1841 (3rd edit.), 8vo. 6. ‘Memorandums on the Proposed Importation of Foreign Beef and Live Stock, addressed to Alexander Murray, Esq., M.P.,’ London, 1842, 8vo. 7. ‘Sketch of the Life and Writings of Adam Smith, LL.D.,’ Edinburgh, 1855, 8vo. 8. ‘Considerations on Partnerships with Limited Liability,’ London, 1856, 8vo. 9. ‘An Essay on Weights and Measures,’ appended to Nicholl and Fowler's ‘Handy-Book of Weights and Measures,’ London, 1860, 8vo.

McCulloch, William (1816–1885), resident at Manipur, McCulloch's eldest son, born on 28 Feb. 1816, in the parish of St. Cuthbert's, co. Edinburgh, attended the Edinburgh High School; joined Addiscombe as a cadet, on the nomination of James Rivett Carnac, on 15 Feb. 1833, and receiving a commission as ensign 12 Dec. 1834, arrived at Fort William 21 July 1835. He was appointed successively to 56th native infantry at Dinapore (8 Aug. following), to 30th native infantry at Benares (12 Aug.), and to 13th native infantry at Bareilly (24 Sept.), and he commanded the detachment at Deoleeah, employed on cordon duty. Becoming lieutenant 18 Feb. 1839, he was appointed interpreter and quartermaster to his corps in July 1839, and assistant to the political agent at Manipur or Munnipore in April 1840. Although he temporarily acted as superintendent of Cachar from 2 Feb. to 7 Nov. 1842, he continued to hold his office at Manipur till the middle of 1845, when he was promoted to the post of political agent there. He obtained the rank of captain 30 June 1848, and of major 4 Sept. 1857, and retired from the army with the rank of lieutenant-colonel 31 Dec. 1861. In 1863 his place at Manipur was taken by Assistant-surgeon Dillon, but Dillon's failure to manage the natives led to a resumption of the office by McCulloch late in 1864. He finally retired in 1867, and died in 1885. He was author of an ‘Account of the Valley of [Manipur or] Munnipore and the Hill Tribes,’ Calcutta, 1859 (information kindly procured from the India office by H. Galbraith Reid, esq.).

[Scotsman, 12 Nov. 1864; Gent. Mag. 1838 pt. i. p. 311, 1865 pt. i. p. 111; Reid's Biog. Notice of J. R. McCulloch, prefixed to the Dictionary of Commerce, ed. 1869; Biblioteca dell' Economista, 1ma serie, vol. xiii., 2nda serie, vol. iii.; Conversations Lexikon, 10th ed. Leipzig, 1851, &c.; Vapereau's Dict. des Contemp.; Bain's Life of James Mill; Cockburn's Life of Lord Jeffrey, i. 277, ii. 377; Macvey Napier's Selections from the Corresp. of the late Macvey Napier; Henry Cockburn's Letters, p. 131; Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, xxxii. 60, xxxv. 836 et seq.; Pryme's Autobiographic Recollections, 1870, p. 127; Notes and Queries, 5th ser. x. 262; A Letter to the Shareholders and Council of the University of London on the Present State of that Institution, 1830; Leonard Horner's Letter to the Council of the University of London, 1830; Observations on a Letter addressed by Leonard Horner, esq., to the Council of the Univ. of London, 1830; private information.]

J. M. R.


MACCURTIN, ANDREW (in Irish MacCruitin) (d. 1749), Irish poet, was born at Maghglas, in the parish of Kirmorry, co. Ciare. His parents had a small estate there, and belonged to a famous literary clan of Thomond. Cenllach MacCurtin, ollamh [i.e. chronicler] of Thomond. who died in 1376; Giolladuibin MacCurtin, ollamh of Thomond, and harper, who died in l404; Seancha MacCurtin, ollamh of Thomond, who died in 1434: and Geonann MacCurtin, the best student of history in his time in the south of Ireland, who died in 1436, were all of their family. Andrew became a schoolmaster in his native parish, and now and then made journeys through the country, reciting poems and studying antiquities. He was hereditary ollamh to the O'Briens, and was a great authority on the pedigrees of the families of Munster, many of which he recorded. Edward O'Brien of Ennistymon and Sorley MacDonnell of Kilkee were his chief patrons. Two of his poems had a wide repute in Clare, and are still remembered where Irish is spoken there. One, written about 1720, is in praise of Sorley