Photocopied pages from a notebook dated 1889-1929 belonging to Archibald MacEachern, blacksmith of Cornaig. Contains handwritten financial calculations, notes on orders and payments, diary notes, entries in proforma ‘The Keeper was here this day….’, invitations to the funeral of his father, also Archibald MacEachern. From an exhibition held at An Iodhlann in 1998.
Scanned extract about fishermen from Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire, making regular March sailings to fishing grounds near Tiree and Coll during the 1800s. From the book ‘Fishing Boats and Fisher Folk on the East Coast of Scotland’ by Peter F Anson, 1930.
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Scanned front cover of the ‘Handbook to the Islands of Coll and Tiree‘ by Hector MacDougall and Rev. Hector Cameron, ca 1930. The book was used by LAC John Roberts, Wales, when he served at RAF Tiree during 1944-45. The original book remains with the family. One of the poems inside, ‘Sunny Tiree’, is written by AV Christie: Tiree Bards.
Scanned images of a family bible given to Archie Walker, Moss, by his sister Catherine on 14 December 1916, and of three postcards (see 2016.64.2 to 4) from Donald Winn who was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII. The bible was later given to Archie’s daughter Ann MacDonald Kennedy, who married Donald Winn, RAF Tiree. Other names written on the back inside cover of the bible are Mrs MacKinnon, Renfrew, Mr Donald Walker, Renfrew, Mr James McLellan, Inverness, and Miss A Tuseford, Derby. Size: 75 x 105 x 15 mm.
These items were brought to Tiree by Ann and Don’s daughter, Catriona Morag Laforge (nee Winn), Canada, during A’Bhuain – Tiree Homecoming in May 2016.
Bound booklet of transcribed excerpts regarding Tiree from the Autobiography and Memoirs of George Douglas, 8th Duke of Argyll (1823-1900).
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Extract from book The Tiree Bards / Na Baird Tirisdeach about the Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856. One boat belonged to Donald MacLean of Cheann-na-Creige at the south end of Traigh Bhi, Balephuil, where The Studio now stands. Plus some information about Ceit Chalein (Katie Dubh) of Am Bail’ Ur who helped Donald MacLean while his house was being built.
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Book extract `The Sharp-witted Wife`, 1915
Photocopied extract from the Scottish Historical Review, 1915, by John Gregorson Campbell (Tiree, 1836-1891), about the origins and tellings of a folk story about a reclusive and sarcastic old woman of supernatural powers. Probably of Irish origin but includes Tiree its various versions.
Book extract `Argyll and the Isles in the Earlier Middle Ages`, 1957
Photocopied extract from the Proceedings of the Society 1957 by AAM Duncan and AL Brown about the history of Argyll and the islands between 1098 and 1263, including Viking occupation.
Book extract `The tacksman and his holdings in the south-west Highlands`
Photocopied and bound book extract `The Tacksman and His Holding in the South-West Highlands` by A. McKerral (from the collection of Gene Lamont, Canada).