Alexander MacKinnon’s father, also Alexander, Kilmoluaig, was one of the Skerryvore Lighthouse team housed at Hynish. Alexander Sr died from pneumonia contracted after a sea rescue in a storm in 1887(?), after which Alex Jr and his mother had to vacate their Hynish cottage and live with her parents, MacLeans of Cornaigbeg. Alexander Jr took Divinity at Glasgow University, serving as minister for 33 years at the Presbyterian Church in Manchester, St. Columba’s in Glasgow and at Kilmonivaig at Spean Bridge, amongst others. Former Vice-President of the Tiree Association.
Poem by Flora MacPhail, Ruaig, about a Harris Tweed jacket made by Dugald MacArthur, Sliabh, Balephuil in around 1940. In Gaelic with an English translation. It was worn by Jamie MacDonald, Ruaig, on TV for the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2018.
Composition about the life and death of Constable Alexander (Sandy) Lamont (1843-1888) of Gortendonnel (Barrapol), who served in the Lanarkshire Constabulary during 1872-1888. Written in 2021 by G Barnsley, Chairman of the Lanarkshire Police Historical Society.
Original handwritten letter dated 1911 from Kenneth MacKenzie, Scarinish, to J P Milligan Esq of J & F J Martin, lawyers, Edinburgh, regarding a trusteeship and financial situation with a Dundee property.
Original handwritten letter dated 1894 from Mrs J MacLean, Tiree, to lawyers J & F J Martin, Edinburgh, regarding the proper distribution of funds within her family. Mentions a Mrs Wallace, MacKenzies and Dr Buchanan, Baugh.
Original handwritten letter dated 1882 from Rev John Gregorson Campbell (1836-1891), folklorist and Free Church Minister at Tiree and Coll, to lawyers J & F J Martin, Edinburgh, regarding what is being done about his sister’s legal case.
Original handwritten letter dated 1884 from Rev John Gregorson Campbell (1836-1891), folklorist and Free Church Minister at Tiree and Coll, to lawyers J & F J Martin, Edinburgh, regarding a petition from the Presbytery of Mull to the General Assembly, legal matters arising and the need for a qualified assistant.