Green glass soda/mineral water bottle known as a ‘torpedo’ or ‘Hamilton’ bottle. The bottom is round so that it must be stored on its side in order to keep the cork wet and prevent the gas from escaping. Torpedo bottles were manufactured during most of the 1800s. Found in rocks on Gott Bay.
Emailed information about the Campbell family of Mull, Tiree and Coll, 1820-1912, some of whom emigrated to Cape Breton, Canada, and a composition titled Campbell of Malagawatch.
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Transcripts of maritime records of the MacKinnons of Heanish, particularly Captain Donald MacKinnon who sailed the Taeping to victory in the Great China Tea Race of 1866. Researched by Robert Nisbet, Heanish. (1) ‘Captain Donald MacKinnon Timeline’, 1866-1867: dates and summaries of key events from the start of Great China Tea Race to Captain MacKinnon’s death in South Africa, (2) log of RMS Roman, 1867, detailing death of Captain MacKinnon and listing the belongings found in his cabin, (3) details of the estate of Captain Donald MacKinnon, 1867, (4) details of Tiree mariners, 1808-1886, (5) photocopied voyages record of Captain Donald MacKinnon, 1851-1867, from the National Archives in Kew, (6) details from the seaman’s tickets of Angus MacKinnon (b. 1831) and Colin MacKinnon (b. 1834).
Hardback book ‘Leabhar Laoidhean’, 1906. Gaelic hymns printed for St. Columba Parish Church Glasgow. Donation label ‘Donated to Tiree High School Library by Mabel MacArthur’.
Transcript of Flora MacDougall`s story “Footprints of One Bonnie Scotch Lassie”, which was published in `Autumn Leaves`, an American church newsletter in 1925. Flora (Miriam) was born on Tiree in 1825.
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Scanned copy of a 16-verse Gaelic hymn ‘Laoidh na Buachuillean’, handwritten in the mid-19th century (1870?).
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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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Two hard-back volumes of the Autobiography and Memoirs of George Douglas, 8th Duke of Argyll (1823-1900). Edited by the Dowager Duchess of Argyll with portraits and illustrations, 1906. Extracts regarding Tiree are transcribed by the donor – see 2016.33.2
Copy of the death certificate of Hector Cameron, Balephuil (1836-1883), who emigrated to Canada in the early 1860s with is brother Donald Cameron. Hector is buried at Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus, Ontario.
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