Spokeshave tool from the workshop of Vaul boatbuilders
Bennet B. Burley spokeshave made at Barrowfield Works in Glasgow in 1881-1936. From the workshop of Vaul boatbuilders.
Steel 7″ gimlet with wooden handle, for boring holes into wood. Used by Vaul boatbuilders.
Folding rule made of wood and brass by John Rabone & Sons, Birmingham, 1877-1937.
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.
Pair of silver belt buckles from a nurses uniform. Probably from the Victorian era.
Pair of ornate, silver-plated, Victorian, candle wick trimmers, engraved ‘RG’ on both handles.
1881 Census information about Alexander MacLean (71 yrs), Balemeanach/Middleton Farm House, his farm (13 acres) and his household: his wife Flora MacLean (55 yrs), John MacLean (36), Alexander MacLean (20), Charles MacLean (18), Hector MacLean (13), Mary Ann MacLean (10), Murdoch MacKinnon (1) and John Ellen MacKinnon (18).
Colour photograph of a painting of Malcolm MacLean, Kilmoluaig, presiding over his Inaugural Council Meeting in 1886 as the first Mayor of Vancouver, Canada. Titled ‘The Builders’ and painted by John Innes in 1936, it used to hang in City Hall, Vancouver, but is now preserved in the Vancouver Archives vault, awaiting restoration.
Photo by Kristy Waller, Auxiliary Archivist, 2017. On the left is Louise MacDougall, a Canadian descendant of Tiree, and donor of the photograph to An Iodhlann.
Copies of birth, marriage and death certificates for Rev. Donald MacCallum, Craignish, minister at Heylipol 1887-1889, and his wife Mary MacCallum (nee MacAulay, Ardnamurchan).
“Donald’s wife, Mary, had a twin brother, also a Donald; Mary’s age on the marriage certificate was misrecorded as 19 – she was only 18; Mary was not at Donald’s house on the night of the 1901 census – she may already have been sick and staying with her parents, since by this time, her father was a Physician and Surgeon; Mary died at the age of 26 on 8 October 1902, in Castlebay where she was staying with her parents – her Dad was the Medical Officer on Barra. She died of rheumatism and pericarditis – not of a pregnancy-related cause as one would have expected with someone her age; Donald died in Duirinish where he was living with his nephew, Tom Shields. Donald and Mary had no children. Donald was born on 9 October 1849 in Craignish.” Colin MacCallum, 2017