Large, leather-bound Brown’s Bible (1868) belonging to the Nisbet family of Heanish. Handwritten on the inside, on a Family Register page, are the names and dates of birth of the Nisbet children: Flora, Catherine, Joan, Allister and Robert.
Two large, well worn books titled ‘Songs of the Hebrides, volume 1’ and ‘More Songs of the Hebrides’ belonging to Sidney Herbert Sime (1865-1941), who was an English artist best known for his satirical artwork during the late Victorian period. One copy is signed S H Sime on an inner page, while the other is embossed S.H.S. on the cover.
Coverless copy of ‘The British Women’s Cookery Book’, 1906 (2nd edition), edited by Mrs Ebeneezer (Elizabeth) MacLean, Stirling, and belonging to Donald MacArthur, Ibrox, who opened The Glassary Restaurant at Sandaig with his wife, Mabel. On the Introduction page Donald has written his name and his address in Glasgow.
The book was compiled for sale at the British Women’s Temperance Association Bazaar, which was held in Glasgow in 1905. Its aim was to help “spread knowledge of, and interest in, that efficiency of home management which affects the happiness of people, and their moral wellbeing”.
Two copies of booklet ‘My Hebridean Heritage’ by Alan Iain Cameron, 2020. Alan traces his ancestors back to the early 1700s, identifying his Tiree ancestors as Camerons (Kilmoluaig and Scarinish), MacDonalds, McLeans (Grianal and Cornaigmore), Campbells (Cornaigbeg), Munns, Kennedys and McFadyens (Scarinish).
Text of previous draft: 2019.92.1
Large hard-back book ‘Priceville and its Roots (Routes)’ compiled by the The Priceville (and Area) Historical Society, 1992, and edited by Katie Harrison, a descendant of Tiree people who emigrated there in 1851. A compilation of photographs, memories and articles about Priceville, Ontario, Canada, its people and its mail routes, including the settlements of Bunessan, The Glen, Scotchtown, Glenelg Centre, Pomona, Topcliff, Old Durham Road and Six Corners. Many Scots emmigrated to the area including Tiree McMillans, McLeans, McDonalds, McPhaydens and MacKinnons.
Softback book ‘All Built to the Same Pattern’ by Bob Chambers, 2020, about croft house design in the Hebrides between 1900 and 1939. Examining why and how they were built, and their legacy.
Hardback book ‘Cul-taic an T-saighdear’ (soldier’s support) by Donald Tulloch MacKay, Free Church minister on Tiree in the late 1800s. Reproduction of an out-of-print original religious manuscript in Gaelic, held in the National Library of Scotland (1935) and Lauriston Castle Library.
Small, hardback book ‘Coll & Tiree’ by Colin and Eithne Nutt, 2019. A photographic journey around Coll and Tiree in a collection of 90 new photographs. From the ‘Picturing Scotland’ series of books.
Softback book ‘Off the Beaten Track’ by Bob Chambers, 2018. Describes the role of roads and other infrastructure in the life or death of new crofting townships in remote Hebridean communities of the 1920s and 1930s. Includes information about Hynish, pp 94-100.
Softback book ‘The Secret Island – towards a history of Tiree’, 2014. Published proceedings of a three-day conference held on Tiree by the Islands Book Trust in September 2013, with chapters by many authors on a wide variety of aspects of Tiree’s history and culture.
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