Original handwritten letter dated 1894 from Mrs J MacLean, Tiree, to lawyers J & F J Martin, Edinburgh, regarding the proper distribution of funds within her family. Mentions a Mrs Wallace, MacKenzies and Dr Buchanan, Baugh.
Black & white photograph of Dr Alexander Buchanan (1935-1911), Tiree’s doctor, during a vist to Coll in the late 1800s. He is standing outside the smiddy in Arinagour. The photograph was taken by Robert Sturgeon – the donor’s grandfather, and is from a postcard reproduced from a glass-plate negative.
Booklet `Sìl an Eòrna – Children of the Barley` 2006
Booklet about the circumstances and fates of people who left Tiree en masse, sailing to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Patagonia and USA during the mid 1800s to early 1900s. Researched by Dr John Holliday for a summer exhibition at An Iodhlann.
Booklet about the history of health and healing on Tiree, from superstitions and traditional remedies to lay doctors, diseases, dentists, appointed GPs, nurses and ambulance services. Researched by Dr John Holliday for a summer exhibition at An Iodhlann.
Black & white photograph of an unknown man, possibly Dr. Buchanan`s son who lived on Coll. Dr Buchanan (1835-1911) was the longest serving doctor on Tiree. (original stored in filing cabinet 9 drawer 3)
Black & white photograph of Baugh House taken by Erskine Beveridge during 1896-1901. Built as the doctor`s house for Dr Buchanan, whose horse and trap is by the door. The original doctor`s `cottage` is beside the L-shaped barn. At the time, the doctor’s living was made from Baugh Farm. Baugh House is still used as the doctor`s residence.
Article in Oban Times 1911 about the annual business meeting of the Scarinish Library Committee
Copy of an article published in the Oban Times on 5th Aug 1911 about the annual business meeting of the Scarinish Library Committee held within the Reading Room of the library. Chaired by Mr Hugh MacDonald, postmaster, secretary and librarian. Also present: Mr MacDiarmid, factor, Rev. D. MacPherson and Mr Kenneth MacKenzie, Scarinish. Mentions death of Dr. Buchanan.
Black and white photograph of Colin and James Buchanan, twins sons of Dr Alexander Buchanan.
Colin and James Buchanan, born in 1873 the twins sons of Dr Alexander Buchanan, Medical Officer for Tiree 1860-1911, and his wife Colina Campbell, daughter of Colin Campbell, the tenant of Balephetrish Farm.