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2020.1.36

Black & white portrait photograph of Mary McLean (b. 1876) and her husband Alexander Walker in around 1900. Mary was the daughter of Lachlan MacLean (1836-1921) and Mary MacDonald (1852-1920), Kenovay. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.31

Black & white photograph of the family of Christina and Hector McLean, Kenovay and Tobermory (Mull), in around 1915. Back row (L-R): Mary MacLean, John/Iain MacLean, Christina MacLean. Middle row (L-R): Lachlan MacLean, Hector MacLean, Donald MacLean. Front: “Wee Lachie” Maclean, son of Christina’s sister, Mary/Mashag McLean. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.30

Studio portrait photograph of Mary McDonald, Tiree (1852-1920), in around 1870. She married Lachlan (a’ Mharsanta / the merchant) McLean, Kenovay (1836-1921), in 1872 and had nine children, one of which was Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay and Linlithgow. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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.