Press release for the ‘First Mayor of Vancouver’ event held in Vancouver, Canada, in May 2017. Malcolm Alexander MacLean (1844-1895) emigrated to Canada with his family from Kilmoluaig in 1846, and became the first mayor of Vancouver in 1886.
Colour photograph of a painting of Malcolm MacLean, Kilmoluaig, presiding over his Inaugural Council Meeting in 1886 as the first Mayor of Vancouver, Canada. Titled ‘The Builders’ and painted by John Innes in 1936, it used to hang in City Hall, Vancouver, but is now preserved in the Vancouver Archives vault, awaiting restoration.
Photo by Kristy Waller, Auxiliary Archivist, 2017. On the left is Louise MacDougall, a Canadian descendant of Tiree, and donor of the photograph to An Iodhlann.
Booklet `Sìl an Eòrna – Children of the Barley` 2006
Booklet about the circumstances and fates of people who left Tiree en masse, sailing to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Patagonia and USA during the mid 1800s to early 1900s. Researched by Dr John Holliday for a summer exhibition at An Iodhlann.
Information about Malcom Alexander MacLean of Tiree and Vancouver
Information and documents about the family history and life of Malcolm Alexander MacLean (1844-1895), who was born in Kilmoluaig/Cornaigbeg, emigrated to Canada with his family in 1848, and became the first mayor of Vancouver in 1886. Includes copy of his death certificate, ancestry, copy of article about the death of his wife`s mother, Mrs Donald Cattanach, and correspondence between Glenda Franklin, Louise MacDougall and An Iodhlann.
Information about Malcom Alexander MacLean, Kimoluaig and first Mayor of Vancouver
Printout of website information (2011) about Malcom Alexander MacLean who was born in Kilmoluaig, Tiree (1842-1895), emmigrated to Ontario, Canada in 1885, and became the first Mayor of Vancouver during 1886-87.
Newspaper article from Canada with reference to Malcolm MacLean, first mayor of Vancouver.
Newspaper article by the grand-daughter of Malcolm MacLean, first mayor of Vancouver.
Letter from Ronald MacLean, former Vancouver correspondent of the Oban Times.
Letter from Ronald MacLean, former Vancouver correspondent of the Oban Times, probably written in the 1950s, about the first mayor of Vancouver, Malcolm MacLean. (The letter was found in papers belonging to the donor`s cousin)
Photocopied book extract about the first civic election in Vancouver, Canada.
Information about the first civic election in Vancouver in 1886 won by Tiree man Malcolm Alexander MacLean.
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Photocopied book extract about the Mayors of Vancouver.
List of the mayors of Vancouver including first mayor Malcolm Alexander MacLean from Tiree.