Dates: 1820s


Bound booklet of transcribed excerpts regarding Tiree from the Autobiography and Memoirs of George Douglas, 8th Duke of Argyll (1823-1900).

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Photocopy of a hand-written account of the story of Donald ‘The Pilot’ MacLean, Ruaig (born 1727), who piloted Bonnie Prince Charlie’s rescue ship after the Battle of Culloden in 1746. The seven-page letter was written on small pieces of paper around 1900 by Donald’s grandson, also Donald MacLean (1817-1907), who lived at Hynish House. It begins “the following is what report I heard from my father over 70 years ago”.

Tiree in 100 Objects – 8 – Donald the Pilot

The History of Tiree in 100 Objects


Ornate, leather-bound photograph album with brass clasp containing 21 formal portraits of the MacDonald/Campbell family, relatives and friends, from the late 1800s, plus one of the gravestone of Archibald Campbell and a memorial card with photo of Archibald Campbell, who died in 1899. No other information is available. From a collection from Mannal House. The photos are accessioned separately (see 2015.55.4 to 2015.55.19; V192-9 & W100-7).




Booklet about Captain Donald MacKinnon, Heanish.

Home published booklet about Captain Donald MacKinnon of Heanish (1827-1866) by his Australian descendent Lloyd Pitcher. Capt MacKinnon sailed the tea clipper `Taeping` to victory in the Great China Tea Race of 1866.

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