Dates: 1780s

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2016.25.1

Summaries of 16 written surveys of Tiree conducted during 1737 to 1810, and held in the archives of Argyll Estates at Inveraray in 2016. Includes covering email from the archivist Ishbel MacKinnon stating that transcriptions of the full surveys will be supplied in 2016. The email also contains information about transcriptions of the Turnbull Survey report, 1768.

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2015.56.1

Softback book ‘Tiree Kirk Session Minutes, Vol. 1, 1775-1806’ by Archie Henderson, Glasgow, 2015. First volume of published transcriptions of the original minutes of the Tiree Kirk Session. Signed by the author.

2010.58.2

Map of the Duke of Argyll`s Estate in Argyll, 1780

Printout of scanned map showing the Duke of Argyll`s Estate in Morvern and in the islands of Mull, Tiree, Coll and Lismore, circa 1780. Stored in Map Key folder and as PDF file on computer.

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2010.53.25

Papers relating to bard John MacLean, Caoles (1787-1848)

Copies of papers relating to the life, work and family of John MacLean, shoemaker, Caoles. Known as the `Bard Thighearna Cholla` he was born in 1787, married Isabel Black, Lismore, in 1808, emmigrated to Nova Scotia 1918, died in Nova Scotia 1848. Includes transcripts and photocopies of marriage certificate, a handwritten account of the sale of hides (1816), two letters to his brother dated 1838 and 1840, a promisory note for 9 shillings, a letter from his son Allan to him in 1847.

2009.147.1

Typed tale about John `Diùrach` MacLean – “Big Dewar of Balemartine, Tiree”

Typed account of John MacLean (Mull & Jura) who came to live in Balemartine,Tiree. Known locally as Dewar (Diùrach), he was reknown for his resistance to pay tax to the Duke of Argyll. Unknown date of birth but likely between 1750 and 1820.

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