Associated People: MacLean, Mr Donald Archibald, Kenovay (1890 - 1981)

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2020.1.54

Copy of a handwritten letter, dated 14 June 1906, from Lachlan (a’ Mharsanta / the merchant) McLean (1836-1921), Kenovay, to his son-in-law Hector McLean (and wife Christina) on the birth of their daughter, Mary McLean. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.53

Copy of a handwritten letter, dated 19 August 1893, from Susan McLean, sister of Lachlan (a’ Mharsanta / the merchant) McLean (1836-1921), Kenovay, to Lachlan’s daughter, Christina McLean. It refers to Lachlan’s grief at the death of his young son Charles McLean (1880-1893). Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.52

Handwritten letter, dated 21 June 1883, from Hector McDonald, Lochgilphead, to Lachlan (a’ Mharsanta / the merchant) McLean (1836-1921), Kenovay, regarding the activities of the Royal Commission and the hardships of Tiree crofters. The letter is very probably referring to Crofters’ rights and the  Napier Commission. Includes the remains of the original envelope stamped by both Lochgilphead and Oban post offices. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.51

Newspaper obituary for Charles McLean (1894-1923), youngest son of Lachlan McLean and Mary McDonald, Kenovay. Charles died in hospital at the age of 28 after being gassed at the Somme while serving in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders during WW1. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.50

Royal Engineers shoulder patch belonging to Charles McLean (1894-1923), youngest son of Lachlan McLean and Mary McDonald, Kenovay. Charles served in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders at the Somme during WW1. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.49

Four photographs of Charles McLean (1894-1923), youngest son of Lachlan McLean and Mary McDonald, Kenovay, taken in around 1914-1920. Charles died at the age of 28 after being gassed on the Somme during WW1. Top left: Charles in the uniform of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, with his brothers Hector McLean (left) and Donald Archibald McLean (right). Top right: Charles (seated left) and two fellow patients in their ‘hospital blues’ uniforms. Lower left: Charles (standing, wearing army hat) and other patients and staff at the Army Hosptial. Lower right: Charles (seated left) in around 1914(?). Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.48

Black & white portrait photograph of Charles McLean (1894-1923), youngest son of Lachlan McLean and Mary McDonald, Kenovay, taken in around 1910. Charles was a Royal Engineer in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders during WW1. He was gassed at the Somme and, though treated in an army hospital at Glengarry, died at the age of 28. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.47

Tobermory School Dux Medal awarded to Lachlan McLean, son of Mary/Mashag MacLean (1888-1964), Kenovay, in around 1930. ‘Wee Lachie‘ was brought up by his Aunt Christina McLean and Uncle Hector in Tobermory. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.46

Two black & white photographs of Lachlan McLean (‘wee Lachie’), son of Mary/Mashag MacLean (1888-1964), Kenovay, in around 1925. Lachie was brought up by his Aunt Christina McLean and Uncle Hector (pictured) in Tobermory, where he was Dux of Tobermory School. He was drowned or killed between the ship and the pier at Liverpool during a blackout in 1940 while he was serving as an Officer in the Merchant Navy. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.45

Black & white photograph of the wedding of Freddie McGill, son of Mary/Mashag MacLean (1888-1964), Kenovay, in the 1950s. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family. Donald is pictured in the top-left corner.

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