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)
Copyright: Getty Gallery, London
Hand-carved wooden picture frame, ca 1910
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.
13 woodcarving chisels ca 1890
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
Lace made at Lady Victoria`s sewing class ca 1910
Sample of fine white crochet lace made by Katie macKinnon, Lodge Farm, Kirkapol, during one of Lady Victoria Campbell`s (Duke`s sister) sewing classes around 1910.
Needlework from Lady Victoria Campbell`s sewing class ca 1890
Small sample of crochet made from white cotton/linen thread. Made by Kate MacKinnon of Lodge Farm who attended Lady Victoria Campbell`s (the Duke`s sister) sewing classes held at Lodge Farm around 1890-1910.