Article titled ‘Tiree and the Dukes of Argyll in the age of the Clearances and Crofters’ War: coercion, controversy and confrontation’ by James Petre, published in West Highland Notes & Queries, July 2017, pp 17-23. An account of how Tiree changed after the Dukes of Argyll took possession of the island in 1674, and the reaction of the islanders to that change.
Two hard-back volumes of the Autobiography and Memoirs of George Douglas, 8th Duke of Argyll (1823-1900). Edited by the Dowager Duchess of Argyll with portraits and illustrations, 1906. Extracts regarding Tiree are transcribed by the donor – see 2016.33.2
Letter from the Duke of Argyll to the widow of John MacKinnon in 1931
Photocopies of an envelope and hand-written letter of condolence from the Duke of Argyll to Mrs John (Margaret) MacKinnon, whose late husband was “the faithful ground officer” to the Duke`s grandfather “during a troubled period on Tiree”. Dated 4 May 1931.
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.
Medal commemorating the 60th year of the reign of Queen Victoria, 1897
Bronze(?) commemorative medal. Bears Queen Victoria`s head in profile and the words “Victoria Regina 1837-1897” on one side, and “In commemoration of the 60th year of the reign of Queen Victoria June ?? 1897. The gift of the Duchess of Argyll” on the other side. A small hole has been drilled through at the top, presumably for a chain or ribbon. Originally from Donald Meek`s house “MacDonald”.
CD-ROM labelled “Duke of Argyll” containing scanned pages of an 18th century notebook
CD-ROM from Linda Brackenbury, Coll, labelled “Duke of Argyll” containing digital images of 11 hand-written pages from a personal notebook (belonging to the Duke?). Style of writing and page quality suggests 18th century. Content unclear.