Dates: 1930s

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2020.1.47

Tobermory School Dux Medal awarded to Lachlan McLean, son of Mary/Mashag MacLean (1888-1964), Kenovay, in around 1930. ‘Wee Lachie‘ was brought up by his Aunt Christina McLean and Uncle Hector in Tobermory. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.46

Two black & white photographs of Lachlan McLean (‘wee Lachie’), son of Mary/Mashag MacLean (1888-1964), Kenovay, in around 1925. Lachie was brought up by his Aunt Christina McLean and Uncle Hector (pictured) in Tobermory, where he was Dux of Tobermory School. He was drowned or killed between the ship and the pier at Liverpool during a blackout in 1940 while he was serving as an Officer in the Merchant Navy. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.45

Black & white photograph of the wedding of Freddie McGill, son of Mary/Mashag MacLean (1888-1964), Kenovay, in around 1940. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family. Donald is pictured in the top-left corner.

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2020.1.44

Black & white photograph of Mary/Mashag MacLean (1888-1964), Kenovay, in nurses uniform in around 1924. On the reverse is written “Dear and kind Auntie Mashag”. Mary was the youngest sister of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay. She married Alfred McGill and they had two sons, Lachlan and Freddie. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

 

2020.1.42

Black & white photograph of a family group at the door of Croft 5 Balephetrish owned by Hector MacLean (1882/3-1970). On the reverse, Donald Archibald MacLean has written: “Uncle Hector’s house which was never completed. Last holiday at Tiree, 1934. George, Charles[?], Mary, Mother [Euphemia], Effie. Foreground George’s barrow with Alister, Isabel”. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.39

Black & white photograph of (L-R) Lachlan MacLean and Mary MacLean, the children of Donald MacLean (1878-1936), Kenovay, and Johann Campbell. Donald was the son of Lachlan MacLean (1836-1921) and Mary MacDonald (1852-1920). The photo was taken at the old milk house at Kenovay in around 1930. The cheese press is visible on the left. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.37

Four photographs of the family of Mary McLean (b. 1876) and her husband Alexander Walker. Mary was the daughter of Lachlan MacLean (1836-1921) and Mary MacDonald (1852-1920), Kenovay. Top left (L-R) James Walker (son of Mary), Mary Black (daughter of Donald Archibald), Donald Archibald MacLean (brother of Mary), and Mary McLean Walker, seated, in around 1940. Top right: Mary’s daughter’s Maisie/Mary and Grace in around 1925. Middle: Mary’s children (L-R) Grace, James, Maisie/Mary, Sandy/Alexander in around 1923. Bottom: Mary’s sons James and Sandy in around 1943. They joined the Border Regiment and served in Burma. Also a handwritten note to “Rena” on her birthday, from “Uncle Sandy and Aunty Mary”. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.31

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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2020.1.26

Three medals from a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family. Left to Right: the Atlantic Star, the Defence Medal and the 1939-1945 Star, which were awarded for services during WWII (the ribbons are in the wrong order). The Defence Medal was awarded to Donald Archie McLean for services in the Police Force. The two Stars were awarded post-humously to his son, Charles MacLean, for his services in the RAF. He went missing in action over the English Channel in November 1941.

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