Dates: 1950s

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2020.1.21

Invitation to the Queen’s Garden Party at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, in 1952, addressed to Mr and Mrs Donald McLean. Includes a photograph of them both dressed for the occasion. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.20

Typed letter, dated 1952, from Lord Linlithgow to Superintendent Donald McLean, Police HQ Linlithgow, thanking him for his help with traffic arrangements during his father’s funeral. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.19

Letter from John Glaister, Glasgow University, to Superintendent Donald Archibald MacLean, Linlithgow police office, 1951, thanking him for “photographs in connection with the identification of a body, following prolonged sea immersion”. Thought to be part of a murder case. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.10

Unopened copy of the Linlithgowshire Gazette, 4 July 1952, addressed to Superintendent MacLean, formerly of Kenovay. It contains an article about his retirement from the police force. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2019.106.2

Canteen of silver and stainless steel cutlery presented to Archie MacIntyre, Gott, for his sheep at the 1959 Agricultural Show. A silver plaque on the top of the canteen reads ‘Presented by Tiree Association, Tiree Agricultural Show, 1959’. Contains 31 pieces made by Duncan & Scobrie, Sheffield.

2019.79.4

Black & white photograph of Graeme MacKinnon (1921-2000), grandson of Archibald MacKinnon, Vaul, who emigrated to Australia in 1876. Graeme became an Antarctic explorer and geographer responsible for mapping Antarctica. McKinnon Island and McKinnon Glacier in the Antarctic are named after him.

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