Associated People: MacDiarmid, Mr Hugh, Tiree (1846 - 1928)

2018.3.1

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.

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2017.7.2

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).

2017.7.1

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).

 

 

2016.37.1

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.

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2009.163.1

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.

2007.61.1

Going to salute the flag at Island House

Photograph of Hugh MacDiarmid leading a group of people to salute the flag at Island House in 1920.

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Courtesy of Mr John Watson

In this photograph taken in 1920, Hugh MacDiarmid is leading a large group of over a hundred men, women and children to salute the flag at Island House.

What the event was is uncertain but judging from other photographs in An Iodhlann’s collections, it was a day of celebration with a piper in attendance and a picnic for the children. Everyone is dressed in their best clothes, although some of the children have bare feet.

Originally from Perthshire, Hugh MacDiarmid was appointed sub-factor for Argyll Estates in Tiree after the retiral of John Campbell in 1876. He died in May 1928 at Island House aged eighty-two.

Black and white photograph of Hugh MacDiarmid at Island House in 1920.

Hugh MacDiarmid leads a large group of over a hundred men, women and children to salute the flag at Island House in 1920. What the event was is uncertain but judging from photograph C33, it was a day of celebration with a piper in attendance and a picnic for the children. Everyone is dressed in their best clothes, although some of the children have bare feet.
Originally from Perthshire, Hugh MacDiarmid was appointed sub-factor for Argyll Estates in Tiree after the retiral of John Campbell in 1876. He died in May 1928 at Island House aged eighty-two.

2001.128.2

Photocopied copy of a letter dated 15/10/1912 from Tom Barr to the factor Hugh MacDiarmid.

Letter dated 15/10/1912 from Tom Barr of Balephetrish to the factor Hugh MacDiarmid complaining that the tenants of Gott are not fulfilling the terms of their agreement.

2001.75.11

Photocopied letter to Lord Archibald Campbell dated 22/9/1899 from Hugh MacDiarmid (Bundle 924).

Letter to Lord Archibald Campbell dated 22/9/1899 from Hugh MacDiarmid about a sword found by drainers several feet under the surface of a drained loch, Loch an Duin, in Moss, with attached photograph (poor).

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2001.49.8

Photocopied newspaper article about Tiree.

Local news about the good weather, visitors enjoying Vaul links, the chairman of the new school board: Hugh MacDiarmid, lambs, the pier works, acting mate J MacKinnon of Vaul who is to sail for Ontario and visits to boarded-out children by Mr MacInnes of the Glasgow Parish Council.