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2017.20.1

Handwritten poem in praise of Rev Hector Cameron (1880-1940), Cornaigmore, by Hugh MacCowan, a worker in the slate quarry on Seil Island. Given to the donor by Hector Cameron’s son. The poem begins: In memory of the late Hector Cameron

“It’s Hector Cameron’s death we mourn / We lost a faithful friend / Our throbbing hearts with anquish torn / His fame we will defend.”

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2017.9.1

Dissertation on William Murray, Glasgow, Carver and Gilder (1796-1867) who created the wax portrait of Captain Donald MacKinnon, Heanish, which is held in An Iodhlann. Captain MacKinnon sailed the tea clipper ‘Taeping’ to victory in the Great China Tea Race of 1866. William Murray was the father of Captain MacKinnon’s wife, Margaret Anne Murray. See pages 20-22 regarding Captain MacKinnon.

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2017.5.1

Text and images from a presentation about newspaper articles about emigration to Canada in 1849, including an advert in the Glasgow Herald for passage on the fast sailing ship Charlotte, departing from Glasgow for Quebec and Montreal, and a notice issued by Her Majesty’s Emigration Officer refuting a “scandalous and unfounded statement” published in the Examiner newspaper about the poor conditions aboard The Charlotte.

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2017.3.1

Emailed information about Captain Kenneth MacKenzie, Baugh.

“Captain Kenneth Norman MacKenzie (1897-1951). His logs of the Discovery are at the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich. He was the Master of the Discovery on the Second BANZARE Voyage in 1930-1931. On the First BANZARE Voyage in 1929-1930 he was the First Officer. There is some material at the Dundee Heritage Trust site. Also have a look at the Australian Antarctic Data Centre re MacKenzie Bay. Images are online at the National Library of Australia site called Trove. Also there is good coverage in books on the Antarctic such as Winning of Australian Antarctica by Grenfell Price and The Voyages of the Discovery by Ann Savours”

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