Two handwritten letters dated 13th & 15th April 1906, sent by Elizabeth Ross to her mother, on the occasion of the family relocating from Edinburgh to Tiree, where her father, John Ross (1846-1925), was taking up the position of schoolmaster at Cornaigmore. The letters are written on the shipping company’s headed paper, and provide an insight into the logistics of moving to Tiree at that time.
Printed information about the John Miller Matthew Geekie and Annie (Campbell) Geekie family in Manitoba, Canada, compiled by Charles A Muir, Ottawa, 2017. Peter J,, John Neil, and Charles S. were born in Tiree in 1871-73.
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Transcriptions of personal letters from Wilfred Lancaster (1909-1988) to his wife Elizabeth (Betty) when he was stationed at Kilkenneth, RAF Tiree during WW2. They provide an interesting insight into life at the airbase during that time. Includes photographs of Wildfred and two other airmen, Reggie Burton and George Parker.
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Printed email correspondence between John Holliday and Sheena Peckham (2019) regarding further information about the Hendersons of Earnal, and the location of their house near Gott on Tiree.
Bound composition titled ‘A Visit to Coll’ by Catriona Smyth, 2002. Contains photographs of gravestones in the old and new graveyards on Coll, and a transcription of their inscriptions. Names include Lightbody, MacDougall, Ferguson, Fainges, Taylor, MacKinnon, MacCalum, MacFadyen and McPadyen. War graves include a Royal Marine of the ‘Viknor’, Harvey or Gibson of the ‘Racoon’, Pontus of the ‘Arandor Star’, and several unamed sailors of the Merchant Navy.
Poem ‘The bee and the machair’ by Margaret Greenwood, 2018. Written on Tiree in 2018.
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Bound composition: ‘Eric Crow’s War’ – a summary of the wartime diaries of Eric Crow who was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII. Includes photographs and family tree. Compiled by Eric’s son in 2018. Sections about Tiree on pages 17 & 18.
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Photocopy of typed Gaelic poem ‘Cuideachadh‘, thought to be from the MacKinnon family of Kilmoluaig.
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Manuscript and lyrics for a modern folk song about a woman from Tiree who emigrates to Canada. ‘Fay McKinnon’ was composed by accomplished singer/songwriter Bob Dunn during a visit to Tiree in 2018. Other material includes a CD and booklet of additional songs by Bob Dunn, and covering letter with background to the song.