Copied article ‘Brothers in Mission: Alexander Farquharson of Cape Breton and Archibald Farquharson of Tiree’ by Dr Margaret MacKay, 2007, and published in the Records of the Scottish Church History Society. A history of two Gaelic-speaking brothers from Perthshire who became missionaries in islands at opposite sides of the Atlantic in the 1800s.
Unbound first draft of ‘The creation of the crofting townships in Tiree’ by Eric Cregeen, 1973, plus a letter from Eric’s wife Lily Cregeen to Dr John Holliday in 2015. The paper was later edited to half its length and published in the Journal of Scottish Historical Studies in 2015.
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.
Emailed extract from the Inverness Journal and Northern Advertiser, Friday 16th July, 1819: “Drowned between Coll and Ardnamurachan on the 15th ult. Mr Donald Macdonald Distiller on the Island of Tyree”.
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.
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.
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.