Handwritten letter, dated 21 June 1883, from Hector McDonald, Lochgilphead, to Lachlan (a’ Mharsanta / the merchant) McLean (1836-1921), Kenovay, regarding the activities of the Royal Commission and the hardships of Tiree crofters. The letter is very probably referring to Crofters’ rights and the Napier Commission. Includes the remains of the original envelope stamped by both Lochgilphead and Oban post offices. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Photocopied tribute to Annie MacIntyre, Gott Farm, written by Lady Fergusson of Kilkerran in around 1955. Annie was the housekeeper and friend of the various members of the family of the Dukes of Argyll when they were staying at The Lodge, over a span of 50 years.
Softback book ‘Tiree and the Dukes of Argyll 1674-1922’ by James Petre, 2019. A concise history of one island during arguably the most dramatic period in Scottish history. A story of change and controversy. At its core are ducal policy, burgeoning population growth, destitution and emigration, followed by government intervention and land settlement.
Handwritten notes by Eric Cregeen on (1) passages from the book ‘Na Baird Tirisdeach‘, (2) the family tree of Allan MacLean as given in Na Baird Tirisdeach, and as based on Parish records, (3) the List of Inhabitants of Argyll Estate, 1779.
Studio photograph of Lady Frances Balfour (nee Campbell), the Duke of Argyll’s sister, in around 1880, aged about 20. Mounted on a 62 x 100 mm card labelled by the studio ‘Numa Blanc Fils’. Lady Frances was at the forefront of women’s rights and the suffragist movement.
Cutting about Lady Frances Balfour (nee Campbell), the Duke of Argyll’s sister, from an article titled ‘World of Women’ from an unknown newspaper published in around 1917. Lady Frances was at the forefront of women’s rights and the suffragist movement.