Excerpt on Sir Donald Walter
Cameron, K.T., XXV Chief of Clan Cameron
from Chronicles of Oklahoma
The Cameron Clan has been prominent for centuries
in the Highlands of Scotland and carry on to this day the organization and
customs of the Clan. The Scotch people have an annual celebration, both in
Scotland and in America, in accordance with the old custom, and persons of
Scotch descent from all sections of the country assemble for the
celebration. These celebrations are carried on in this country through the
Scottish Society of America. In October, 1925, the Laird of Lochiel,
Donald Walter Cameron, Chief of the Clan Cameron in Scotland, was the honored
guest of the Society at its annual celebration at Red Springs, N. C., at which
former Governor and United States Senator Cameron Morrison, of North Carolina,
President of the Scottish Society of America, together with Governor Thomas G.
McLeod, of South Carolina, were present and delivered addresses of welcome to
the distinguished guests. The Laird of Lochiel came to America as the
result of a special invitation extended to him by the Society, bringing with him
his wife, Lady Hermoine.
Excerpted from a
profile on Reverend Evan Dhu Cameron, the
founder and namesake of Oklahoma's Cameron University. This
trip to North Carolina is also recorded to have taken place in
1923, immediately following a visit
to Canada by Lochiel.