The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Novelist, born in Huntly; trained for the ministry, but devoted himself to literature; is the author, among other works, of "Robert Falconer," "David Elginbrod," and "Alec Forbes"; his interests are religious, and his views liberal, particularly on religious matters; b ., 1824.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'MacDonald, George'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/m/macdonald-george.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.