Dates: 1850s

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2016.52.2

Hardback book ‘Beulah’, a work of fiction by AJE Wilson about a girl in an orphanage, ca 1900. Presented to Heylipol School by James Coats in 1904. The name Colin MacDonald (Mannal) is written in pencil on the inside cover. James Coats of Paisley, donated hundreds of books to Tiree’s schools and to the Reading Room (now An Iodhlann). From a collection from Mannal House.

2016.50.1

Large wooden chest thought to belong to Captain Donald MacKinnon, Heanish, captain of the tea clipper ‘Taeping’, which sailed to victory in the Great Tea China Tea Race of 1866. Includes a note describing the link between the chest’s current owners, Mr & Mrs Brian Young, and the Captain. Brian Young’s mother, Irene MacKinnon Roxburgh, was a descendent of Captain Angus Lamont and Effie MacKinnon, who was Donald MacKinnon’s sister.

2016-50-1-note

2016.49.1

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

2016.33.2

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

Click here to view Tiree excerpts

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