Jean MacDougall was born in 1910. In her work Highland Postbag, McDougall details a rich family history pertaining to the correspondence of four McDougall chiefs from her family history.
In this work, McDougall provides an authentic record of the concerns and variations within her family, during a time of great change in the Highlands. Not only does McDougall discuss the major shift was taking place in the locals’ way of life but also the impact that local, national, and international events have had upon their experiences. Emerging from these events, McDougall presents a remarkable vision of what a family is, no short of: love and romance, social occasions and quiet domesticity, illness, disasters, battles, quarrels, journeys and home affairs.