Associated People: Cameron, Rev. Hector, Cornaigmore (1880 - 1940)


Black & white photograph of a map of Tiree from the Handbook to the Islands of Coll and Tiree, by MacDougall and Cameron, ca 1930. Re-photographed by archaeologist George Holleyman FSA when he was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII. Scanned from one of his glass lantern slides now held at An Iodhlann (see 2017.54.4).


Handwritten poem in praise of Rev Hector Cameron (1880-1940), Cornaigmore, by Hugh MacCowan, a worker in the slate quarry on Seil Island. Given to the donor by Hector Cameron’s son. The poem begins: In memory of the late Hector Cameron

“It’s Hector Cameron’s death we mourn / We lost a faithful friend / Our throbbing hearts with anquish torn / His fame we will defend.”

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Handwritten letter from Rev. Hector Cameron, Cornaigmore, to his daughter Edith around 1920 about his translation into English of a Gaelic song beginning ‘Fair my dear, my Highland laddie’, which he wrote on the reverse of the sheet. Includes some other news.

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Poem by Rev. Hector Cameron, ca 1933

Typed transcript of a poem in English written around 1933 by the Rev. Hector Cameron for the children at Cornaigmore about summers spent on the beach. Four 4-line verses beginning “When I was a laddie I often did stray”, with each verse ending “bonnie Traigh Mhor”.