Associated People: MacLean, Mr Archibald, Cornaigmore (1848 - 1942)

2001.111.1

Audio cassette recording of Hugh MacLeod, Cornaigbeg, talking to Maggie Campbell on 19/6/2001.

Hugh MacLeod of Cornaigbeg talks to Maggie Campbell in June 2001 about Charles and Archie (Èairdsidh Tuairnear) MacLean of Cornaigmore, where Archie lived, his work as a wood turner, the equipment he used and the furniture, spinning wheels and coffins he made; Hugh also talks about Garaphail, Lag na Gruachan, Druimbuidhe and Whitehouse farms.

1999.6.1

Large pottery pot made on Tiree.

Large roughly-made unglazed grey pottery pot (205 x 220 mm) made on Tiree. Owned by Archie MacLean of Whitehouse, it was given to his neice who gave it to Reg and Meena Knapman for safe keeping until such time a suitable museum was set up in Tiree.

1999.6.3

Small brown pottery flagon made on Tiree.

Small brown roughly-made pottery flagon (80 x 90 mm) made in Tiree, possibly made to administer milk to invalids. Owned by Archie MacLean of Whitehouse, it was given to his neice who gave it to Reg and Meena Knapman for safe keeping until such time a suitable museum was set up in Tiree.

2003.130.2

Letter dated 15/7/2003 from Marion Boniface of Hailsham, Sussex with two photocopied photographs of spinning wheels made in Tiree.

Letter dated 15/7/2003 from Marion Boniface of Hailsham, Sussex with two photocopied photographs of spinning wheels made by Archibald MacLean of Cornaigmore (see photograph C67).

1999.117.38

Archie MacLean of Cornaigmore

Photograph of Archie MacLean of Cornaigmore.

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Courtesy of Mr Reg Knapman

Born in 1848, Archie MacLean was the son of Charles MacLean and his wife Christina MacDonald, the sister-in-law of Rev. Archibald Farquharson. The youngest of the family, Archie was brought up with his brother Donald and sister Mary on the family croft on Cornaigmore sliabh.

As well farming up to twenty acres, his father Charles was a master wheelwright and turner, skills that he passed on to his younger son. A spinning wheel made by Archie can be seen in the background of the photograph.

Archie, known as Èairdsidh Tuairneir (Archie the Turner), never married and died in 1942 aged ninety-three. A number of his spinning wheels survive in good working condition today; there is at least one in Scarinish, as well as one in Sussex and another in Germany.

Black and white photograph of Archie MacLean, Cornaigmore sliabh.

Archie MacLean known as Archie the Turner (1849-1942) of Cornaigmore sliabh, brother of Donald MacLean (see photo C68)