In the words of Victorian author, Amelia Murray MacGregor:
Donald Munro, Archibald MacDougall and Lachlan MacLean: Signed and dated 1868.The men wear, from left to right, Munro, MacDougall and MacLean of Duart tartan Munro wears two eagle feathers in his cap-badge, in the manner of a chieftain. MacDougall carries his chief's bonnet and his plaid with a gold border, and on the brooch of Lorn. (This brooch is now in the Royal Scottish Museum.) MacLean's sword has a basket hilt similar to that of John Fraser (Plate 17). He carries a Lochaber axe. In the background can he seen Dunolly Castle near Oban and the hills of Morvern (Morven). All three sitters travelled to Edinburgh to be painted, and their expenses from Mull and Oban, and for staying in Edinburgh we paid. Munro, was refunded 4. 10s for his travelling expenses and the same for his board. MacDougall travelled from Gallanach, near Oban, to Edinburgh and back in December 1868, and that, with expenses, also cost 9. MacLean was paid 8. 10s. for loss of working time and 6 for journeying between Bunessan, in south west Mull, and Edinburgh. A fortnight after sending MacLean his money in April 1869, MacLeay had still not received a receipt for the Post Office Order, and wrote to the Postmaster at Bunessan to see if it had been received. MacLean finally sent his receipt by 12 May.
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