Dainty, brass, lady’s cigarette lighter from WWII.
Glass and metal glue dispenser from around 1930-1960. Possibly used at one of the island’s Post Offices for sticking down envelopes and stamps. The glue would have been dispensed by rolling the wheel along the surface.
White, round, cotton, canvas, ‘pork-pie’ hat made for a ship’s cook.
Hexagonal, wooden stool seat, carved at one of Lady Victoria Campbell’s woodwork classes in around 1910.
Collection of around 45 letters of condolence written to the family of Charles McLean (1917-1941). Charles was the son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay and Linlithgow. An RAF Pilot Officer with 3 and 217 Squadrons, he went missing in action over the English Channel in November 1941. The letters provide an insight into the trauma of losing a loved one to active service at that time. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
A selection of the letters will be digitised and uploaded soon.