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 ‘Sheep Raising and Shepherding: A Handbook of Sheep Farming’ by Walter J. Malden, 1899. Includes chapters on breeds, feeding, and common diseases.
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 list of Tiree Merchant Seaman Records compiled by John MacLean, Clydebank, in May 2012. Includes (a) a printed extract from the Register of Seamen’s Tickets 1845-1854 (BT113) held at the National Archives in Kew, listing ticket numbers, seaman’s first and last names, place and date born, first date at sea and designation (post held), age, and ticket details, (b) a list of Tiree Mariners 1848-1920 including ship’s name, mariner’s first and last names, age, birth place, current address, designation, voyage, and previous ship. See also 2010.53.14
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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