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2020.1.17

Black & white photograph of two generations of MacLeans of Kenovay & Linlithgow, in 1941. (L-R) Mary, Charles, Effie, Donald Archibald, Euphemia, with Alister in front. Taken just before Charles, an RAF airman, went missing in action over the English Channel in November 1941. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

Click here for additional photos taken at that time, which include Isabella McLean.

2020.1.16

Black & white photograph of Donald Archibald MacLean, Kenovay and Linlithgow, his wife Euphemia Stoddart, and four of their seven children (L-R) Effie, Mary, Charles (in jacket and tie), and George, in around 1925.  Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

 

2020.1.2

Black & white portrait photograph of Donald Archibald MacLean (1890-1981), Kenovay, taken in around 1920. Donald was born in Kenovay to his parents Lachlan (a’ Mharsanta) McLean (1836-1921), Kenovay, and Mary McDonald (1852-1920). He spoke Gaelic and did well at Cornaigmore Public School. He moved to Linlithgow in 1911, working in St Magdalene’s Distillery before joining the West Lothian Constabulary in 1912. He progressed up the ranks to Deputy Chief Constable. He married Euphemia Terris Stoddart (1888-1964) and had seven children, one of whom, Charles (1917-1941), was lost during WWII. He remained in Linlithgow until his death. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

 

2020.1.1

Large collection of photographs, letters, documents and artefacts belonging to and about  Donald Archibald MacLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family. The collection includes many letters to and from his son, Charles McLean, who went missing in action during WWII. Many items are catalogued individually under Accession No. 2020.1.2 and onwards.

Charles McLean letters

From the estates of Donald Archibald’s daughters, Euphemia Terris McLean and Isabella Gibson Stoddart McLean.

2019.106.2

Canteen of silver and stainless steel cutlery presented to Archie MacIntyre, Gott, for his sheep at the 1959 Agricultural Show. A silver plaque on the top of the canteen reads ‘Presented by Tiree Association, Tiree Agricultural Show, 1959’. Contains 31 pieces made by Duncan & Scobrie, Sheffield.