|D. W. Stewart wrote, "It is believed that
the family (MacCallum), having lost trace of the old sett 50 or 60
years ago (i.e. 1832 - 1843), had the modern design prepared from
the recollection of old people in Argyllshire; but the recovery of
the original design shows that considerable deviation had been made."
'Old and Rare Scottish Tartans' recorded just 45 tartans, specially
woven in silk, of particular interest or antiquity. Copies of the
book are now valuable collectors items.