John Maclean (1851–1928) Signed Slip, "John MacLean", 2.5 x .75, was a Wesleyan pastor amongst the Blood Indians of the Canadian Northwest. He was born in Scotland then moved to Canada. He learned the languages and customs of the Indians. MacLean is the author of numerous works, some of which went through several editions. He published: Lone Land lights, (1890); James Evans, Inventor of the Syllabic System of the Cree Language, (1890); The Indians of Canada, (1892); Canadian Savage Folk, (1896); Language and Religion, (1899); Life among the Ojibwa and Cree Indians, (1903); Life of William Black, (1907); Winning the Front Place, (1908). He edited the Wesleyan (1902–06) and attained several important offices in his denomination. This rare, bold, ink signature is mounted to a piece of an album page. On the reverse is the signature of Erastus Wentworth (1813-86), an educator, Methodist Episcopal minister, and a missionary to Foochow, China. Both signatures are in fine condition, with minor age toning and small tear at top right of the MacLean signature.