Ornate brass horse buckle found in a stream in Kirkapol (grid ref. NM 04351 47358) by John Wombell of NOSAS. It appears to have been coated with silver, suggesting that it may have belonged to Lady Victoria Campbell who kept a horse-drawn carriage at Kirkapol when she stayed in Tiree around 1910.
Black and white photograph of a group of suffragettes during a march by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies in 1908. L-R: Lady Frances Balfour, Millicent Fawcett, Ethel Snowden, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified. Lady Frances Balfour was the sister of the Duke of Argyll and author of the biography of her sister Lady Victoria Campbell. The fasteners on her jacket are sliver salmon, which are still used on the formal clothing of the Argylls. (large print stored in filing cabinet 10 drawer 2)
Ornate wooden picture frame carved by one of Hector MacKinnon`s family (Lodge Farm, Kirkapol) at Lady Victoria Campbell`s woodworking class, ca 1910. The frame contained three oval portraits of men (see 2014.106.1), but the back broke off during woodworm treatment in 2013.
Set of 13 wood and brass handled, steel woodcarving chisels belonging to James MacDonald, Balemartine (Seumas a` Ghille) (donor`s father) who was a ship`s engineer. He had gone as a boy to Lady Victoria`s woodworking classes in the Lodge, around 1910, and helped to carve Heylipol Church pulpit. Mixture of two sets of chisels: 1. JB Adams & Sons, Sheffield, ca 1890, and 2. Merring Bros., London.
Gaelic bible given to John MacKinnon, Kirkapol, by Lady Victoria in 1910
Dark leather-bound Gaelic bible (1831) given to John MacKinnon, Lodge Farm, Kirkapol, by Lady Victoria Campbell (the Duke of Argyll`s sister) on July 6th 1910, and inscribed by her “in memory of much faithful service to his friend” and verse (3) of the English hymn `The Saints of God!` by W. MacLagan (1869). ON PERMANENT LOAN
Cream silk, hand-sewn pouch containing dried lavender and tied with a handmade lace ribbon. Made by Catherine (Kate) MacKinnon of Lodge Farm, Kirkapol (sister of Rev Hector MacKinnon) at one of Lady Victoria`s sewing classes held at the farm in the 1910s.
White linen bag hand-sewen and embroidered at one of Lady Victoria`s sewing classes held at Lodge Farm around the 1910s. Made by Catherine (Kate) MacKinnon (sister of Rev Hector MacKinnon) of Lodge Farm, Kirkapol.