The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A Gaelic scholar, born in Ruthven, Inverness-shire; identified with the publication of the poems of Ossian, the originals of which he professed to have discovered in the course of a tour through the Highlands, and about the authenticity of which there has been much debate, though they were the making of his fortune; he was buried in Westminster Abbey at his own request and expense (1738-1796).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'MacPherson, James'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/m/macpherson-james.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.