Acquisitions

2020.1.62

Life-size doll given to Alexina Mary McLean (1926-1929), daughter of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, in around 1928. The doll was a present from Donald’s sister Mary and her husband Alexander Walker, and was kept by the family long after Alexina’s death at the age of three. The christening gown worn by the doll was probably Alexina’s. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

Click here to view the gift note from Alexina’s Aunt Mary and Uncle Alexander (Sandy).

 

2020.1.61

Black & white photograph of Alexina Mary McLean (1926-1929), daughter of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, in around 1929, and the family gundog, Flossie. Alexina was named after her Uncle and Aunt, Alexander Walker and Mary McLean (sister of Donald Archibald), who gave Alexina a present of a doll, which was kept long after her death at the age of three. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

Click here to view a sympathetic letter from Mary McConnell (nee McLean) to Alexina’s parents, dated May 1929.

2020.1.60

Black and white studio portrait photograph of Isabella Gibson Stoddart McLean, daughter of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, in 1949. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

Click here to view an additional photograph of Isabella in around 1990, with her sister Euphemia Terris McLean, her daughter Fiona Wilson and grand-daughter Clare. These ladies are the donors of the Donald Archibald McLean collection.

2020.1.59

Collection of six hand-written letters of condolence following the death of 12 year-old George McLean (1923-1935), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, in 1935. Correspondents include Neil and Mary McKinnon, Moss; Mary B MacLean, Port-na-Criche, Cornaigbeg;  Donald McLean, Kenovay; Hector McLean, Glenkinchie; Lachie McLean, SS Baron Maclay, Colombo; Mary Macdonald, Middleton. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.