Scanned copy of a telegram sent by Captain John Brown (1902-1986), Balevullin, to his parents in Cornaig, after being shipwrecked on Tuskar Rock off the east coast of Ireland in 1927. Includes a page of background information. John Brown was 25 years old at the time and could not swim.
He met his future wife when his ship, the Baron Belhaven, was being repaired in Barry Docks (west of Cardiff) in 1941. A bomb had dropped down the funnel when sailing in convoy out of Liverpool during WW2.
Replica copy of a set of six colour postcard images arranged in the pull-out form of a ‘letter card’, made by Mona MacDonald for selling from her shop in Scarinish during the 1950s-1970s. Images are of Scarinish harbour, Baugh beach, thatched house at Moss, Gott beach, Kenavara, Travee.
Christmas card from the teacher of the P1 Gaelic class, Anna Martin, in 1992. Inside she has written “Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna math ùr. Bho Anna Màiri Mhartainn.” The card contained a photograph of the children in her class.
Historical information about the home of Donald Brown (1864-1947) in Livingstone Shire, Australia, known as ‘Annie Brown’s House’ (one of his daughters) at ‘Main Camp’. Includes photographs of the building. Donald emigrated to Australia in 1886. His parents were Hugh Brown and Anne Kennedy of Moss.
Tiree Memories calendar 2018, produced by Alec Walker, Edinburgh. Photographs include the ‘Mary Stewart’ in Scarinish Harbour ca 1940, Cornaig Mill ca 1935, sheep shearing in Scarinish ca 1935, Balemartine from Cnoc Mor, Christina MacDonald (Curstaidh) at her spinning wheel, the Fever Hospital at Heanish ca 1945, MacDonald’s Store in Scarinish ca 1945, Scarinish from the air ca 1955, Ruaig hay stooks ca 1955, Mona MacDonald outside her shop in Scarinish, the Lodge Hotel ca 1955, Gott pier and ferry ca 1935, Duncan MacLean and his sisters outside The Shepherd’s Cottage in West Hynish ca 1900.
Poster illustrating the whales, dolphins porpoises and sharks inhabiting the seas in the west of Scotland, with their names in English, Latin and Gaelic. Produced by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, 2018.
Three detailed diaries of Neil MacPhail, Registrar at Kirkapol during 1897-1924. The diaries cover the periods 1897-1900, 1911-1926, 1920-1923. Entries include the weather, maintenance around the croft, sowing, harvests, cattle breeding, deaths, purchases and payments. Neil was awarded an MBE in 1979 for his services as a Registrar.
Collection of three mail order catalogues belonging to the Lamont/MacKenzie family of Harbour, Caoles, in the 1920s: Forrest’s Country Boots in stamped brown envelope addressed to Mr D MacKinnon; J D Williams & Co., the Dale Street Warehouse, Manchester; Greenlees & Sons (Easiephit Footwear) Ltd, Possilpark, Glasgow.