Large, leather-bound Brown’s Bible (1868) belonging to the Nisbet family of Heanish. Handwritten on the inside, on a Family Register page, are the names and dates of birth of the Nisbet children: Flora, Catherine, Joan, Allister and Robert.
Academic paper on ‘The Natural and Economic History of Kelp’ by Archibald and Nan Clow, published in the Annals of Science in 1947. Although Tiree is not mentioned in the paper, it gives an excellent account of the kelp industry, which boomed on Tiree during the 1800s.
Click here for Page 1. The full text is available at www.tandfonline.com/loi/tasc20 and a printed copy is held in An Iodhlann.
Two large, well worn books titled ‘Songs of the Hebrides, volume 1’ and ‘More Songs of the Hebrides’ belonging to Sidney Herbert Sime (1865-1941), who was an English artist best known for his satirical artwork during the late Victorian period. One copy is signed S H Sime on an inner page, while the other is embossed S.H.S. on the cover.
Handwritten letter dated 1894 from John MacLean, Scarinish, to the solicitor handling the Kenneth MacKenzie Trust, regarding a quarrel between Mrs MacKenzie and Mrs Wallace over who should inherit a manuscript and library (that may have belonged to Rev John Gregorson Campbell).
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Steel latch hook with wooden handle belonging to tailor Malcolm MacArthur, Balemartine. Latch hooks are traditionally used in rug-making.
Original handwritten letter dated 1894 from Mrs J MacLean, Tiree, to lawyers J & F J Martin, Edinburgh, regarding the proper distribution of funds within her family. Mentions a Mrs Wallace, MacKenzies and Dr Buchanan, Baugh.
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