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’.
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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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.
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.
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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