The collection relates primarily to the MacIntyre
family of Glenoe [Glen Noe] and its cadet branch, Camusnaherie [Camus-na-h-Erie].
The lands of Glenoe, lying on the south side of Loch Etive near Oban,
were held from the Campbells of Glenorchy and the Earls of
Breadalbane. The MacIntyres lived there until the death of James
MacIntyre in 1799. His eldest son had emigrated to the United States
in 1783. The papers mainly relate, however, to members of the
MacIntyres of Camusnaherie, near Glencoe, beginning with Rev John
MacIntyre, eldest son of Rev Duncan MacIntyre who had married Jean
MacIntyre, daughter of James MacIntyre of Glenoe, in 1792.