Colour photograph of Jack Carter collecting tangles.
Jack Carter collecting tangles at Balephetrish in 1984.
Nine Transcripts of Feis lecture `Columba`s Other Island?` given by Prof. Donald Meek in 1997.
St. Columba and early Christianity in Tiree.
Photocopied book extract `List of Inhabitants of Tyree and their Age in September 1779` edited by Eric Cregeen.
The inhabitants listed by township and family.
Click here to view extract 1997.54.1 Cornaigmore
Petition from Poor Persons in Tyree for Aid to Emigrate
Transcription of a petition for assistance to emigrate appended to ‘Crofts and Farms in the Hebrides’ by the 8th Duke of Argyll.
This petition was sent in 1851 to Sir John MacNeill, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for the Relief of the Poor in Scotland. Sir John was married to a daughter of the 8th Duke of Argyll, who appended the petition to his ‘Crofts and Farms in Hebrides’ addressed to the Napier Commission of 1883.
A hundred and thirty-six islanders signed the petition. Ninety-nine of them were landless cottars; the remainder were small tenants, of whom only four paid rent over £10 a year. They represented the class of islanders that the Duke was anxious to clear from his estate.
Around a third of the petitioners were given assistance to emigrate with their families on board the ‘Conrad’, ‘Birman’ and ‘Onyx’ in July 1851. Another twenty-seven families from the island left with them.
Photocopied extracts from book `Witchcraft & Second Sight in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland` by John Gregorson Campbell.
Tales and traditions collected entirely from oral sources by John Gregorson Campbell, minister of Tiree from 1861-91.
Photocopy of book `Argyll Estates Instructions` edited by Eric Cregeen.
The instructions given by John, the 5th Duke of Argyll to his Chamberlain in Mull and Morvern and his Chamberlain in Tiree with an introduction by Eric Cregeen.
Newspaper cutting about incomers` views of Tiree, with photocopies.
Views of Jack and Audrey Carter and John and Nancy Martin on living on Tiree, and Article on Mary and Elizabeth Robertson`s garden and craft shop at the Glebe.