MACLEOD, Fiona, pseudonym of Wit ham Sharp (qv.), Scottish poet and novelist: b. Paisley, 12 Sept. 1856; d. Sicily, 13 Dec. 1905. A part of his youth was spent in the Hebrides and in the islands of Iona and Arran. His stories and poems attracted great attention by reason of their freshness of treatment and orig inality of conception. Under his own name he published a number of works, including poems, stories, and biography, beginning with a life of Rossetti in 1882. In 1893 he began writing mystical prose and verse under the pen name of 'Fiona Macleod,' and cleverly concealed his identity, going the length of supplying a ficti tious biography of the lady, to 'Who's
and corresponding, through his sister, with her admirers. He also wrote concurrently, under his own name. Among works published as Fiona Macleod are 'Pharais) (1895), a ro mance; 'The Mountain
McLEOD, Hugh, American soldier: b. New York, 1 Aug. 1814; d. Dumfries, Va., 2 Jan. 1862. He was graduated at West Point in 1835 and served on frontier duty at Fort Jesup, La., until June 1836, when he resigned. He then joined the Texans in their struggle against Mexico, and afterward practised law at Gal veston, Tex. As brigadier-general of the Texas militia he was appointed by President Mirabeau B. Lamar of Texas to the command of an expedition planned to secure an establishment of trade between Texas and Mexico in 1841, but was taken prisoner by the Mexicans and not released until the following year, when the United States government intervened in his be half. He served in the Texas Congress in 1842-43, fought through the Mexican War and was a member of the State legislature after the annexation to the United States. He joined the Confederate army in 1861 and served on the Rio Grande and in the first Virginia campaign.
McLEOD, John, Canadian pioneer: b. Stornaway, Island of Lewis, Scotland, 1788; d. Montreal, 24 July 1849. He was engaged in the service of the Hudson Bay Company in 1811, mustering men for the company's service in the Hebrides and conducting them to Canada. In 1812-16 he built the trading posts of the com pany for 500 miles westward of the Red River establishment. He was the first man known teo
have traversed the continent from Hudson Bay to the Pacific coast. He was in charge of Nor way House, the most important fur-trading es tablishment in that part of the country, in 1826 30. He was afterward in charge of the Saint Maurice district, extending from Hudson Bay to the Saint Lawrence. He was a man of wide influence among both the whites and the Indians and accomplished an important work in opening the northwest for settlement.
McLEOD, Malcolm, Canadian lawyer, son of John McLeod (q.v.) ; b. Green Lake Sas katchewan, 21 Oct. 1821; d. Ottawa, September 1898. He was educated at Edinburgh, Scotland, later studied law in Montreal and in 1845 was admitted to the bar. He engaged in practice, was district judge for the counties of Pontiac and Ottawa in 1873-76 and in 1887 he became Queen's counsel. He was prominently con nected with the projects of annexation of the Northwest territory to Canada and the building of a railroad to the Pacific. He was instru mental in securing the revocation of the Hud son Bay Company's charter, taking the matter to the British Colonial Secretary when the Ca nadian Parliament refused to act. Author of
MacLEOD, Norman, Scottish Presbyterian clergyman: b. Campbelltown, Argyleshire, 3 June 1812; d. Glasgow, 16 June 1872. Educated at Glasgow, Edinburgh and in Germany, he be came minister first of London. At the Scottish Church Disruption in 1843 he remained in the Establishment, and became minister of Dalkeith in the same year. There he published his first work. 'The Earnest Student,' and became edi tor of the Edinburgh Christian Magazine. In 1851 he became minister of the Baronx parish, Glasgow, where he labored with increasing pop ularity for the rest of his career. In 1857 he was appointed one of the queen's chaplains for Scotland. He became editor of Good Words in 1860 and continued in that post till his death. In 1867 he visited India, and in 1871 published 'Peeps at the Far East.' In 1869 he was mod erator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Consult MacLeod, D., 'Memoir of Norman MacLeod' (1872).