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.
Scanned copy of a newspaper eulogy of Dr Catherine Brown (1900 – c.1985) titled ‘The doctor whose name lives on in Agyll school annals’ from (presumably) the Oban Times. Although Catherine was born in Bunessan, Mull, her Baptist minister father Alexander Brown, was originally from Mannal, Tiree, and she was “as much at home too in the Isle of Tiree”.
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Softback book ‘The Campbells of the Ark – Men of Argyll in 1745, Vol. 2 – The Outer Circle’ by Ronald Black, 2017. A portrait of the leading men of Argyll in the 18th Century, and the rising of the ’45 as seen through the eyes of Highlanders who helped to crush it. Volume 2 presents leading characters who were not Campbells, and a study of the 63 local companies of the Argyllshire Militia of 1745-6.
Softback book ‘The Campbells of the Ark – Men of Argyll in 1745, Vol. 1 – The Inner Circle’ by Ronald Black, 2017. A portrait of the leading men of Argyll in the 18th Century, and the rising of the ’45 as seen through the eyes of Highlanders who helped to crush it. Volume 1 begins with biographies of the 31 Campbells who were subjected to trial by water for their part in defeating Prince Charles’s army.
Photocopy of a tri-fold brochure from an exhibition by the Oban Art Society of works by Duncan MacGregor Whyte (1866-1953) and his wife, Mary Bernard (1870-1946), in St. Columba’s Church, Oban in September 1984. Includes biographies and lists of named works. The MacG Whytes built The Studio in Balephuil.
Softback book ‘Na Fogarraich / The Immigrants’ by Calum MacMhaoilein, 1990. A story in Gaelic about people emigrating from Caithness to Cape Breton.
Softback booklet ‘MacLeans – A Biographical Dictionary of Mull People Mainly in the 18th and 19th centuries’, compiled by Jo Currie, 2002. Includes a section on page 34 about Donald MacLean (McLean; b. 1815) MD, son of the Rev Neil MacLean, minister of Tiree, who was in turn the son of Donald MacLean, minister of the Small Isles.
Softback book ‘Les Ecossais – The Pioneer Scots of Lower Canada, 1763-1855’, by LH Campey, 2006. Account of the migration of Highland and westcoast Scots to Lower Canada in the 18th century. Although Mull, Arran and Lewis are mentioned, Tiree is not. Includes details of ships transporting people from Scotland to Quebec and passenger lists for ships sailing from Fort William and Saltcoats.
Academic paper ‘Cholera in Quebec in 1849’ by Prof. Sylvio LeBlònd published in the Canadian M. A. Journal, 1954, describing how cholera arrived at Quebec, Canada, with immigrants from Ireland, how it spread, how many died, how it was treated and the hospital that was set up to deal with it. Tiree people emmigrating to Canada via Quebec in the mid-1800s had to face these conditions, and in 1849, 48 of them died of cholera.
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