Three detailed diaries of Neil MacPhail, Registrar at Kirkapol during 1897-1924. The diaries cover the periods 1897-1900, 1911-1926, 1920-1923. Entries include the weather, maintenance around the croft, sowing, harvests, cattle breeding, deaths, purchases and payments. Neil was awarded an MBE in 1979 for his services as a Registrar.
Black & white photograph of (L-R) Alex MacPhail, Chrissie MacPhail (nee MacFadyen) and Florence MacPhail, outside Neil MacPhail’s house at Kirkapol in the 1980s. Alex was Neil’s cousin who lived in Vista, Manitoba with his wife Florence. The house was built around 1900 by Donald MacPhail.
Photograph of a letter from 10 Downing Street to Neil MacPhail, Kirkapol, stating that the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, has it in mind to add Neil’s name to the New Year Honour’s list. Dated November 1979. Neil was awarded an MBE in 1980.
Black & white photograph of (L-R) Chrissie MacPhail (nee MacFadyen), Neil MacPhail, Kirkapol, and their daughter Mairi Griffith (nee MacPhail), at Buckingham Palace in 1980 on the occasion of Neil receiving an MBE for his services as Registrar.