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Anne Macdonald

Daughter of Alexander Macdonald of Boisdale and his wife Margaret. Married to Dr Murdoch MacLeod of Eyre, with whom she had several children.

Life with Boswell

Boswell and Dr Johnson met Mrs MacLeod, as she then were, on September 12, 1773, at the house of her and her husband in Eyre on Skye. In his private journal, Boswell described her as "a decent well-behaved woman", altered to "a polite, agreeable woman" in the published version in the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides.