The bible in Gaelic titled “Tiomnadh Nuadh”, 1901. Tiomnadh Nuadh are Tighearn agus ar Slanuighir Iosa Criosd, air a Tharruing o’n ghreugais chum Gaelic Albannaich agus air a chur a mach le h-ughdarras ard-sheanaidh Eaglais na h-Alba.
Hardback book of extracts from the Bible translated into Gaelic. On the inside front cover is written in ball-point pen “Bhuineadh an leabhar seo do Dhonnchadh is Eilidh Dhòmhnallach, Bail’ Ùr, Bail a’ Phuill, Eilean Thiriòdh. Fhuair mi e anns an t-seann bhàthaich aca air deireadh an t-samhraidh seao chaidh.” Signed “Ailean Bòideach, 11 na de’n Ghiblean 1981”.
Two hand-drawn family trees showing (1) the link between the donor and her Tiree ancestors through her great-grandmother Marion MacLean Brodie (b. 1854), who was daughter of Lachlan MacLean (b. 1804), Kilmoluaig, and Catherine MacLean (b.1814), Grianal (Greenhill), and (2) the family of Sarah Sinclair (b. 1895), Cathcart, whose Tiree ancestors include her grandparents Donald Sinclair (b. 1808), Balemartine, and Henrietta McLaurin (b. 1811), Balemartine. Henrietta’s father was Malcolm McLaurin, the Duke of Argyll’s Chamberlain on Tiree.
Hardback book ‘Birds of Argyll’ by Tristan ap Rheinallt, Clike Craik, Paul Daw, Bob Furness, Steve Petty & David Wood, 2007. Describes the history, status and distribution of birds in Argyll, including data from Tiree.
Black & white photograph of Dr Johnson (d. 1910), Tiree’s doctor, during a vist to Coll in the late 1800s. He is standing outside the smiddy in Arinagour. The photograph was taken by Robert Sturgeon – the donor’s grandfather, and is from a postcard reproduced from a glass-plate negative.
Extract from Archaeology Ireland magazine, Autumn 2015: ‘Decoding Finn mac Cumaill’s Places’ by E FitzPatrick, R Hennesy, P Naessens and JF Nagy. An academic interpretation of European place-names in relation to the traditional Celtic tales of the warrior-hunter Finn mac Cumaill and his fian (wild band), which are historically popular among the Gaelic-speaking people of Scotland, Ireland and Isle of Man.
Academic paper ‘Beyond the Parish Church: a study of chapels in the parishes of Kirkapol on Tiree and Snizort on Skye’ by Sarah Thomas, 2015. Identification of different chapel types and the implications for understanding medieval religious devotions, demonstrating the breadth and diversity of religious practice in the late medieval Hebrides.
Softback book ‘Correspondence from July, 1846, to February, 1847, Relating to the Measures Adopted for the Relief of the Distress in Scotland…’ Great Britain Treasury, 2012. Government correspondence about Famine Relief in the Highlands. Includes separate index listing references to Tiree.
Softback book ‘The Scottish Pioneers of Upper Canada, 1784-1855: Glengarry and Beyond’ by Lucille H. Campey, 2005. Charts the progress of Scottish settlement throughout Upper Canada, including references to Tiree on pages 12, 101, 102, 144, 147-50, 308, 309 & 324.