Hardback book ‘Dr Elsie Inglis’, ca. 1920, a biography written by Lady Frances Balfour, the sister of the Duke of Argyll, and owned by Katie MacKinnon, Lodge Farm, Kirkapol. Inscribed inside is “To John, in memory of Elsie MacKinnon, Kirkapol”. Dr Inglis herself (1864-1917) did not have any links to Tiree. Chapters of the book include her ancestry, studies, London and Dublin, politics, faith, war and Scottish women, Serbia and Russia, covering the period 1740-1917. She died from a severe illness shortly after arriving back in Britain.
Book `McDougall`s Alexandra Readers`, 1900-1910
Child`s school reading book of verses, stories and facts published in 1900-1910, and used by Elsie MacKinnon, Kirkapol, at Ruaig Public School from 1925.
Poem `Laoidh Elsie`
Photocopy of a typewritten poem titled `Laoidh Elsie` about/by Elsie MacKinnon, Lodge Farm, Kirkapol (1920-2006).
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Receipt from Tulloch Photographers, Glasgow to MacKinnon, Kirkapol
Receipt from Tulloch Photographers, Glasgow to MacKinnon, Lodge Farm, Kirkapol for “sitting (proofs)” and “1/2 doz PC X Mas” (half a dozen post card prints for Christmas?), dated 21 Nov 1951, price £1-8-6.
Letters regarding the registration of Lodge Farm, Kirkapol with the Scottish Land Court, 1955
Six letters and documents regarding the registration of Lodge Farm, Kirkapol with the Scottish Land Court and subsequent transfer of tenancy from John MacKinnon to his daughter Elsie MacKinnon in 1955. Documents are from Argyll Estates, Hosack & Sutherland, Solicitors, Oban, and the Scottish Land Court.
Letters from former Tiree Baptist minister F.W.Taylor to Elsie MacKinnon, Kirkapol, 1939
Two handwritten letters from the former Baptist minister on Tiree, F.W.Taylor to Miss Elsie MacKinnon, Lodge Farm, Kirkapol. Both are personal sermons to the young Elsie (19 yrs) advising her to avoid ways and people who might lead her to the devil. One letter (written from Aucheneck, Deungoyne, Stirlingshire, 24.7.39) mentions the minister`s slow recovery from a serious illness.
Six letters to Elsie MacKinnon, Kirkapol, from servicmen who had been billeted at Lodge Farm during WWII
Five handwritten letters and one typed letter to Elsie MacKinnon, Lodge Farm, Kirkapol, from servicemen who were billeted at the farm during the 2nd world war. Known dates range from 1943 to 1954. One includes a newspaper cutting about the correspondent`s dive in Lough Neagh, Ireland, another is a christmas card from and featuring a photo of the `MV Kaituna`. Another three are from RAF men.
Excess fare ticket for ferry travel between Oban and Tiree, 1958
Excess fare, luggage, cycle or dog ticket issued by David MacBrayne Ltd (Glasgow and Highland Royal Mail Steamers) for the ferry between Oban and Tiree on 1st April 1958, price 17 shillings.