Hardback book ‘Scotland: Mapping the Islands’ by Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes and Charles W. J. Withers, 2016. Foreword by Magnus Linklater. Reproduces some of the most historically significant maps from the National Library of Scotland’s collection in order to explore the many dimensions of island life and how this has changed over time. Arranged thematically and covering topics such as population, place-names, defence, civic improvement, natural resources, navigation, and leisure and tourism. Tiree mentioned pages 3, 44, 45, 49, 61, 82-3, 107 & 174, and featured in maps pages 62-3, 72-3, 92 & 143.
Colour booklet and certificate to accompany the ceramic poppy delivered to An Iodhlann from the Tower of London WWI memorial display in 2014. Includes annotations and two letters from donor Greta Travers dated 2 April and 16 December 2015. Greta was stationed on Tiree as a WAAF during WWII.
Printed information and photographs on CD documenting the repair and restoration of the wax portrait of Captain Donald MacKinnon, Heanish, in 2015. Captain MacKinnon sailed the tea clipper ‘Taeping’ to victory in the Great China Tea Race of 1866, and the portrait was made specially for him by his father-in-law to congratulate him in his achievment.
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Dissertation on William Murray, Glasgow, Carver and Gilder (1796-1867) who created the wax portrait of Captain Donald MacKinnon, Heanish, which is held in An Iodhlann. Captain MacKinnon sailed the tea clipper ‘Taeping’ to victory in the Great China Tea Race of 1866. William Murray was the father of Captain MacKinnon’s wife, Margaret Anne Murray. See pages 20-22 regarding Captain MacKinnon.
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Text and images from a presentation about newspaper articles about emigration to Canada in 1849, including an advert in the Glasgow Herald for passage on the fast sailing ship Charlotte, departing from Glasgow for Quebec and Montreal, and a notice issued by Her Majesty’s Emigration Officer refuting a “scandalous and unfounded statement” published in the Examiner newspaper about the poor conditions aboard The Charlotte.
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Bound photocopied family history and photographs of the MacFadyens of Tiree and Canada, particularly Allan MacFadyen, Scarinish. Beginning with Martin McPhaiden (b.1724) and Margaret McLean (b.1730), both Tiree.
Emailed information about Captain Kenneth MacKenzie, Baugh.
“Captain Kenneth Norman MacKenzie (1897-1951). His logs of the Discovery are at the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich. He was the Master of the Discovery on the Second BANZARE Voyage in 1930-1931. On the First BANZARE Voyage in 1929-1930 he was the First Officer. There is some material at the Dundee Heritage Trust site. Also have a look at the Australian Antarctic Data Centre re MacKenzie Bay. Images are online at the National Library of Australia site called Trove. Also there is good coverage in books on the Antarctic such as Winning of Australian Antarctica by Grenfell Price and The Voyages of the Discovery by Ann Savours”
Photocopy of a family tree for a branch of the Browns of Mannal (1800-present day), beginning with Hugh Brown (1800-1855), who married Euphemia McMillan (1801-1871), and their 10 children: Mary, Murdoch, Colin, Flora (1), Archibald, Catherene, Ann, Flora (2), Marion and John. Includes Brown, MacDougall, MacFarlane, MacIntyre and MacPhee.
Colour brochure about the Thatched Cottage Museum at Sandaig, produced after the buildings had been restored by The Hebridean Trust and made open to the public around 1995. Contains information on construction and the layout of the house, byre and barn, and tools found therein. The museum was closed and sold into private ownership in 2010.
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Final year undergraduate dissertation from the University of Glasgow, 2016, titled ‘Beul-aithris agus an Creideamh Crìostaidh ann an Tiriodh rè Ministrealachd an Urramaich Iain Gregorson Caimbeul, 1861-1891’, about folk tales and superstitions in relation to Christianity on Tiree with particular reference to minister Rev. John Gregorson Campbell (1836-1891). Entirely in Gaelic, 47 pages.