Transcript of Precognition of Witnesses against Hugh MacDonald on charges of Malicious Mischief in 1885. The transcript provides details of how Hugh MacDonald (Moss) took possession of a house in Moss. Statements are provided by:
Donald McMillan (cottar, Moss) John McNeill (fisherman, Balevullin) Christy (or Cursty) McDonald of McNeill (wife of Donald McNeill, Balevullin) Peggy Beaton of Carmichael (widow, Ross of Mull) Hugh Macdiarmid (factor to the Duke of Argyll, Tiree) Angus Macdonald (shepherd, Moss) Alexander Buchanan (Medical Officer for the Parochial Board of Tiree)
Transcript of a Police Report submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal by John McDougall (Constable) charging Flora McKinnon with assault on 23 July 1880. Flora McKinnon (daughter of Grace Campbell or McKinnon, Kilmoluaig) is accused of assaulting Ann McKinnon (outworker, Kilmoluaig).
Statements are provided by Ann McKinnon (above), Mary McKinnon (sister of Ann McKinnon, Kilmoluaig), and Grace Campbell or McKinnon (mother of accused). Ann McKinnon gives reasons for her reluctance to travel to Tobermory, and mentions that Mr McDiarmid (the factor) could resettle Flora McKinnon. Archibald Campbell (Inspector of Poor) makes remarks about Ann and Mary McKinnon.
Scanned copy of four receipts received by John MacKinnon, Kilmoluaig, acknowledging his payment of £1 and 15 shillings for rent of his land from the Duke of Argyll. Signed by the factor Hugh MacDiarmid in 1895 and 1897.
Photographs of three items belonging to the family of island factor Hugh MacDiarmid (1846-1928), who lived at Island House, Heylipol, during 1876-1928. Top: an Entada phasaeoloides ‘sea-bean’ found on the beach by the factor’s daughter, Meta MacDiarmid, and made into a pendant for her (possibly by her fiancee). Middle: brass plaque from a wooden box of silver plated cutlery presented by people of Tiree to Meta on her marriage. Bottom: a coffee or chocolate pot presented by the Duke of Argyll to Hugh MacDiarmid in 1906, probably on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
Three letters dated April/May 1899 from artist Duncan MacGregor Whyte, Glasgow, to the Duke of Argyll’s factor Hugh McDiarmid, requesting permission to build an artist’s studio (later known as The Studio) at Balephuil. From the archives at Inveraray Castle.
Scottish Land Court document, 1913, drawn up between the Duke of Argyll and Duncan MacDonald, Lower Caoles, regulating the use of storm-cast seaweed in Coales. Other names mentioned: Alexander MacLean (Snr), Caoles; Hugh MacLean, Caoles; John MacFadyen, Caoles; Hector MacDonald, Caoles; Lachlan MacLean, Caoles; Alexander MacLean (Jnr), Caoles; Hugh MacDiarmid (Factor), Island House; John Disselduff (Sheriff-Clerk Oban).
Scottish Land Court document, 1913, drawn up between the Duke of Argyll and Alexander Cameron, Miodar, Caoles, regulating the use of storm-cast seaweed in Coales. Other names mentioned: Isabella MacArthur, Harbour; Alexander MacArthur, Harbour; Alexander MacLean (Snr); Hugh MacLean; John MacFadyen; Hector MacDonald; Lachlan MacLean; Alexander MacLean (Jnr); Hugh MacDiarmid (Factor), Island House; John Disselduff (Sheriff-Clerk Oban).
Gold medal engraved with “Tiree Athletic Sports,1903, Best all round champion, Archibald MacLean” on one side, and “Presented by H M Diarmid Esq.” on the other side. Archibald MacLean lived at Whitehouse, Cornaigmore. His father was Donald MacLean and his mother Margaret Ann Farquharson. His siblings were Donald, Alexander, Thomas, Eliza, Margaret and Christina. Hugh (Mac)Diarmid was the Estate Factor at the time.
Five rental receipts from Argyll Estates, 1895-1897
Scanned printed copies of five receipts made out to John MacKinnon senior of Kilmoluaig, and signed by the Duke of Argyll`s factor Hugh MacDairmid, for payment of £1.15.- for croft rent, during Nov. 1895 to Nov. 1897.
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.