Kant's Critique of Aesthetic Judgement - L.D. MacDonald

L.D. MacDonald

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Lauchlin Donald MacDonald (1909-1994)

Dr. Reverend Lauchlin Donald MacDonald was born 9 April 1909 in Kilmuir, Prince Edward Island to Capt. John N. MacDonald and Effie (MacKinnon) MacDonald. He was baptised on 10 September 1910. He had six siblings, four sisters and two brothers: Christina, Annie, John K., Neil R., and Catherine.

Lauchlin attended Prince of Wales College from 1925-1928, where he could be remarked for being an excellent student and well-rounded individual. A quote from College TImes: “During his three-year stay he has taken a prominent part in all college activities and has proved himself to be a fellow of good principle and sound judgement. He is always willing to do his best to maintain the honour of our college.” (pg. 32)

After his time at PWC, Lauchlin would continue his education and receive both his Bachelor’s of Arts (1930) and Bachelor’s of Science (1932) from Dalhousie University. He also received his Masters of Arts from Toronto in 1933. Afterwards, he had studied Theology at Emmanuel College, Victoria University, Toronto.

He became an ordained priest in 1934 in the United Church of Canada in Sackville, New Brunswick. During his time in Toronto, he met and fell in love with Helen Anne Karl whom he married on 23 May 1936. They had five children: John, Joan, Carole Eloise, Neil, and Katherine.

On 6 October 1942, Lauchlin, his wife, and two of his children (John and Joan), moved from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia to Massachusetts to permanently reside. According to the Border Crossing Manifest, Lauchlin was 6 ft. 1 in., had medium complexion and had brown hair and blue eyes. He petitioned to become a naturalized citizen on 19 October 1944.

In the United States, Lauchlin continued his education, he received his A.M. from Harvard in 1946 and then his Ph.D. degree from Boston University in 1950. Lauchlin would continue teaching as both an associate professor and a professor throughout various States. During his time as a professor, he would be published several times and held memberships in several esteemed societies.

When Lauchlin retired in 1976, he was both a Pastor Emeritus in the United Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. and a Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York.

After retirement, Lauchlin and his wife moved to Florida where he died 24 September 1994. Upon his death, he donated his entire professional collection of books to UPEI’s Robertson Library in memory of S.N. Robertson.


Other L.D. MacDonald books in the UPEI Provenance Collection:
Adamson, Robert. Fichte. Edinburgh; W. Blackwood, 1881. [Ex Libris Dr. Lauchlin D. MacDonald Professor Emeritus State University of New York at Fredonia N. Y. Formerly of Kilmuir, P. E. I. to the Robertson Memorial Library University of Prince Edward Island, stamped.]

Edward, Caird, LL.D. Hegel. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1899. [L.D. MacDonald signature and date, 5-2-35 (February 2, 1935)]

Meredith, James Creed. Kant's Critique of Aesthetic Judgement. Oxford, 1911. [L.D. MacDonald signature and date, 27-12-38 (December 27, 1938)]

Muirhead, J. H. Chapter from Aristotle's Ethics. London: William Clowes and Sons, 1900. [L.D. MacDonald signature and date, 25-10-37 (October 25, 1937)]

Scott, Sir Walter. The Lady of the Lake. Cassell and Company Limited, 1908. [L.D. MacDonald signature and date, 23-IV-40 (23 April 1920), also signed by Harry, Parker., Mt. Allison, Jan. 28, 09.]

Sources:

1911 Canadian Census. Census Place: 25 - Part - Lot 59, Kings, Prince Edward Island; Page: 3; Family No: 27.

1921 Canadian Census. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 103; Census Place: Whim Road Cross, Kings, Prince Edward Island; Page Number: 3.

Baptismal Record. Year: 1909. Place: Kilmuir. Prince Edward Island Public Archives and Records. Record Book No.: 3.

“The Central Guardian.” The Charlottetown Guardian, 1 May 1936, pg. 3. Accessed through Island Newspapers on 9 August 2016.

“Dr. MacDonald Pastor of College Hill Mississippi.” The Charlottetown Guardian, 24 October 1949, pg. 8. Accessed through Island Newspapers on 9 August 2016.

“Former Islander Pros. of Mississippi Philosophy Assoc.” The Charlottetown Guardian, 29 March 1952, pg. 10. Accessed through Island Newspapers on 9 August 2016.

“Lauchlin D. MacDonald.” College Times. May 1928, pg. 32. Accessed through Prince of Wales College Archives. Identifier: pwc:1798-03.

Lauchlin D Macdonald in entry for Carole Eloise Macdonald, 1951; citing School enrollment, Lafayette, Mississippi, United States, Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Jackson. Digital Folder No.: 004624334. Image No.: 00250.

Lauchlin D Macdonald in entry for Joan Helen Macdonald, 1951; citing School enrollment, Lafayette, Mississippi, United States, Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Jackson. Digital Folder No.: 004624334. Image No.: 00250.

Lauchlin D Macdonald in entry for John Lauchlin Macdonald, 1951; citing School enrollment, Lafayette, Mississippi, United States, Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Jackson. Digital Folder No.: 004624334. Image No.: 00250.

Lauchlin D Macdonald in entry for Neil Macdonald, 1953; citing School enrollment, Lafayette, Mississippi, United States, Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Jackson. Digital Folder No.: 004624334. Image No.: 00250.

“Receives Fellowship.” The Charlottetown Guardian, 13 April 1943, pg. 7. Accessed through Island Newspapers on 9 August 2016.

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