Softback book ‘The Last Laird of Coll’ by Mairi Hedderwick, 2011. The remarkable story of how Kenneth Stewart inherited the estate on the Isle of Coll. Burdened with debt, he spent his life trying to rebuild a livelihood from the estate. On the inside cover, the author has handwritten “For Philippa & Nick [Bristol]. Best wishes, Mairi Hedderwick, Isle of Coll, 2011”.
Hardback book ‘The Gaelic Songs of Duncan MacIntyre’, edited and translated into English by George Calder, Edinburgh, 1912. Duncan MacIntyre ‘Donnacha Ban nan Oran’ (1745-1812) was a Gaelic bard famed throughout the Highland’s and beyond. Some songs are unusually humorous and satirical. Includes a biography, definitions of some Gaelic place names and a hand-annotated newspaper cutting mentioning Mr Robert Buchanan. Found in ‘Melness’, Cornaigbeg.
Information about the origins and forms of the surname ‘Tyrie’, from the Oxford Dictionary of Family Names, 2016. There are several alternative spellings of the name from Murdoch de Tiri in 1292, to Robert Tyree in 1785. In 1881, the name Tyrie was most common in Angus.
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Two copies of booklet ‘My Hebridean Heritage’ by Alan Iain Cameron, 2020. Alan traces his ancestors back to the early 1700s, identifying his Tiree ancestors as Camerons (Kilmoluaig and Scarinish), MacDonalds, McLeans (Grianal and Cornaigmore), Campbells (Cornaigbeg), Munns, Kennedys and McFadyens (Scarinish).
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Colour photograph of Priceville, Ontario, Canada in the snow in around 2010. The donor of the photograph lives in the farming community that her Tiree ancestors settled in in 1851, after emigrating to Canada on board the ‘SS Conrad’. Her Tiree ancestors include McMillans, McLeans, McDonalds, McPhaydens and MacKinnons. The photograph is accompanied by genealogical information about the donor’s ancestry.
Large hard-back book ‘Priceville and its Roots (Routes)’ compiled by the The Priceville (and Area) Historical Society, 1992, and edited by Katie Harrison, a descendant of Tiree people who emigrated there in 1851. A compilation of photographs, memories and articles about Priceville, Ontario, Canada, its people and its mail routes, including the settlements of Bunessan, The Glen, Scotchtown, Glenelg Centre, Pomona, Topcliff, Old Durham Road and Six Corners. Many Scots emmigrated to the area including Tiree McMillans, McLeans, McDonalds, McPhaydens and MacKinnons.
Photocopy of an academic paper ‘Dun Ara: a Norse-period harbour in Mull?’ by Dr James Petre, 2020. Explores the history of the site known as Dun Ara in Mishnish, north Mull. Comparisons are made with sites at Dun Mor Vaul, Kenavara and Milton, Tiree. A digital copy of the full article is held in An Iodhlann.
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