Dates: 1910s

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2020.1.40

Black & white photograph of Hector MacLean (1882/3-1970), Kenovay and Balephetrish, and his wife Margaret/Maggie Janet/Jessie McMaster, in around 1905. Hector was the son of Lachlan MacLean, Kenovay (1836-1921) and Mary MacDonald (1852-1920). Note that the image is composed of two separate portraits. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.36

Black & white portrait photograph of Mary McLean (b. 1876) and her husband Alexander Walker in around 1900. Mary was the daughter of Lachlan MacLean (1836-1921) and Mary MacDonald (1852-1920), Kenovay. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.31

Black & white photograph of the family of Christina and Hector McLean, Kenovay and Tobermory (Mull), in around 1915. Back row (L-R): Mary MacLean, John/Iain MacLean, Christina MacLean. Middle row (L-R): Lachlan MacLean, Hector MacLean, Donald MacLean. Front: “Wee Lachie” Maclean, son of Christina’s sister, Mary/Mashag McLean. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.29

Census and Register records regarding members of the McLean family of Kenovay, Balephetrish and Gott, 1893-1948. Includes census records for Donald McLean and family 1901, and Hector McLean (Gott) and family 1901. Death records for Charles McLean (Kenovay 1893), Lachlan McLean (Kenovay 1909), Alexina McLean (Linlithgow 1929), George McLean (Linlithgow 1935), Donald MacLean (Kenovay 1936) and Christina McLean (Isle of Mull 1948);  Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.2

Black & white portrait photograph of Donald Archibald MacLean, Kenovay, taken in around 1920. Donald was born in Kenovay to his parents Lachlan McLean and Mary McDonald. He spoke Gaelic and did well at Cornaigmore Public School. He moved to Linlithgow in 1911, working in St Magdalene’s Distillery before joining the West Lothian Constabulary in 1912. He progressed up the ranks to Deputy Chief Constable. He married Euphemia Stoddart and had seven children, one of whom, Charles, was lost during WWII. He remained in Linlithgow until his death. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

 

2019.103.1

Large black & white studio photograph of an unidentified young woman in around the late 1800s.

The portrait was donated by the aunt (by marriage) of Denis Garnham, who came to Tiree in the late 1950s to work on OS surveys, and then at the bank. The portrait hung in a Nissan hut at Balinoe in which Denis lived while on Tiree, and he took it with him when he left the island. Denis referred to the picture as “the little old lady of Balinoe”, and he took it all over Scotland with him.

We have tried to find out who she is and why she meant so much to Denis, but these remain a mystery. If you have any ideas, we would love to hear from you.

The photograph was originally mounted on canvas in a large ornate wood and gilt frame, which had to be removed due to its poor condition.

2019.100.2

Silver pin badge issued to servicemen given an honourable discharge from active duty during WWI. Worn by injured servicemen on the the right breast to prevent abuse from members of the public if their injuried were not obvious. Bears the Royal monogram and the words “For King and Empire, Services Rendered”.

2019.100.1

Silver and blue enamel Admiralty lapel badge given to essential shipyard workers during WWI. Bears a silver crown and the words “On war service, 1914”. On the reverse are stamped the numbers 12485, suggesting that it was numbered after 1916.

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