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.
Colour-printed scans of three documents from the Argyll Papers, Inveraray Castle:
1. Sketch of the set of Tiree attempting to show where tenancies of 4 Mail Lands are practicable, 22 March 1803. (Ref: Argyll Papers PFV 65/75)
2. Statement showing the number of tenants and cottars and the livestock held by them on the Island of Tiree in 1848. (Ref: Argyll Papers NRAS 1209/3035)
3. Plan of the farm of Kenavay in the island of Tirii now divided into thirteen farms nearly to four male lands each, surveyed and divided by George Langlands, 1802. (Ref: Argyll Papers PV19/04)
Notes on Malcom McLaurin (1765-1834), Argyll Estates’ chamberlain on Tiree during 1801-1811, compiled by John Holliday and Catriona White in 2017. He was not well-liked.
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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.
The Scots Magazine, June 1965, with an article about Tiree and its people ‘Island of Prosperous Crofters’ by Campbell K Finlay. Includes photographs of Scarinish Harbour: A D Brown, Tobermory (merchant to Tiree); Margaret Brown, Vaul; Malcolm M MacLean, Salum; A H MacPhail, Clachan; A G H Bruton, Lodge Hotel; Travee; coastal cliffs; croft house, Scarinish; Parkhouse, Balephetrish; L J MacFadyen, Kenovay; J L MacInnes, Salum; W MacPhee, gamekeeper; Balephetrish road. Also mentioned in text: Walter Hume, the Reef & An Fhaodhail, primary schools, boarded-out children, island house, sheep, bulb-growing, cottars, income, crofters’ war, snipe shooting, tourism, fishing.
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Hardback book ‘Lady Frances – Frances Balfour, artistocrat suffragist’ by Joan B Huffman, 2018. Lady Frances was the 8th Duke of Argyll’s daughter. She was interested in politics from an early age, and became the constitutionalist’s main lobbyist with Parliament in 1889.
Photocopy of the original list of passengers emigrating from the ‘Duke of Argyll’s estate of Tyree’ on board the ‘Conrad’ in 1951 (or 1931), and a typed transcript.
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