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).
Photograph of a page from a notebook from around 1850-1930, with sketches by Ben B MacKinnon, a photograph of old Helensburgh, and a handwritten poem ‘Your Place’, with Mary H Beattie signed in the corner. The notebook was owned by a relation of the MacKinnon / MacLean family of Balephuil who ran the shop there.
Photograph of a page from a notebook from around 1850-1930, with sketches, a photograph of a young man, and a handwritten poem ‘My Place’ by Ben B MacKinnon, 1903. The notebook was owned by a relation of the MacKinnon / MacLean family of Balephuil who ran the shop there.
Photograph of a page from a notebook onto which 16 small sepia portraits have been stuck, from around 1850-1930. The notebook was owned by a relation of the MacKinnon / MacLean family of Balephuil who ran the shop there, and the photos are probably of that family.
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 ‘It is Never Too Late to Mend’ by Charles Reade, ca 1900. This novel was presented to Balemartine School by James Coats of Paisley in 1906, who donated hundreds of books to Tiree’s schools and to the Reading Room (now An Iodhlann). From a collection from Mannal House.
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’.