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.
Steel latch hook with wooden handle belonging to tailor Malcolm MacArthur, Balemartine. Latch hooks are traditionally used in rug-making.
Copy of the Swiss magazine Passé Simple containing an article (in French) about RAF airman Léonard Revilliod, one of the 16 flight crew who lost their lives in a mid-air collision over Island House in 1944. Léonard was the grandson of the first President of Czechoslovakia, and served with 518 Squadron based on Tiree. Written by Denis Dumoulin in 2020.
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Page from an unknown publication with a photograph titled ‘Major LA Clowes, Tenant of the Duke of Argyll’s shoot on the Isle of Tiree’, 1946. Major Legh Algernon Clowes (1901-1987) of Norbury Hall, near Ashbourne in Derbyshire, served in the 1st Derbyshire Yeomanary in 1933 and was the High Sheriff of Derbyshire.
Small hardback book in Gaelic ‘An Saoghal a ta ri Teachd / The World to Come’ or ‘Seallaidhean Nèimh agus Ifrinn / Visions of Heaven and Hell’ by John Bunyan, 1891. On the inside front cover is handwritten ‘Francis Wm Taylor, 26th Janry 1901’. Rev Taylor was a Baptist minister. The book was in the belongings of John Brown, Sliabh, Balephuil.