Major John Stewart Of Ardvorlich was a Scottish military officer and the author of several authoritative works on the history of various Scottish clans.
His works include The Stewarts, The Stewarts : the Highland branches of a royal name,, The Camerons - A History of Clan Cameron, and The Grahams.
His 344-page The Camerons - A History of Clan Cameron was published by the Clan Cameron Association in 1971, and highly praised by Colonel Sir Donald Hamish Cameron of Lochiel, the clan's Chief at the time. Considered "the definitive book on the clan" by present-day Camerons, it is proudly sold at The Clan Cameron Museum at Achnacarry
He has also produced a History of the Ardvorlich Stewarts, his own direct family, which was published privately and its copies never offered to the general public, or even to specilialised researchers. A copy exists with the Stewart Society and another with the Public Library in Edinburgh, with remaining copies believed to be preserved only in possession of family members. Family members are rather secretive about it, with outsiders being only shown "select pages" of the book does not support this last claim. The group has received such so-called "select pages" from the Stewart Society archivist, not from the family. The book in question spans over... Read More