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.
Softback book ‘Off the Beaten Track’, by Bob Chambers, 2018. An in depth study of the issues surrounding infrastructure provision for new crofting townships in the 1920s and 1930s, and their role in the life or death of remote Hebridean communities, including Tiree.
Original copy of a children’s comic book featuring the story ‘Dandy, the Detective Dispatch Rider’ by Mrs Alexander Gross, and colour sketches of a German Zeppelin and British tri-planes during WWI. Published by Geographia, London in 1920. Also includes a poem ‘The Flowers Postman’ about bees, and sketches of children. The name John ? Lamont is signed in pen at the top of the cover. Found in ‘Harbour’, Caoles.
Collection of six mail-order clothing catalogues, leaflets and order forms from the 1920s, including Dallas’s of Glasgow fashions, 1925; Miximus footwear, Northampton, and its envelope addressed to Mr H McKinnon, ‘Harbour’, Caoles; Maximum Shoe Company and Maximus Clothing; Dorothy Bags, Northampton, 1921; The Last footwear, Dundee, 1925; Greenlees & Sons ‘Easiephit’ Footwear, Glasgow, 1922. From ‘Harbour’, Caoles.