Tag Archives: biography

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2019.11.2

Information about Donald Brown of Tiree and Australia (1864-1947). He emigrated to Australia in 1886. His parents were Hugh Brown and Anne Kennedy of Moss. Material includes transcripts of a biography written in Yeppoon, Australia in 1925, a description of ‘Main Camp’ where he lived and farmed, an account of the death of one of his sons in 1906, an obituary in the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin, 1947.

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2015.21.1

Hardback book ‘Dr Elsie Inglis’, ca. 1920, a biography written by Lady Frances Balfour, the sister of the Duke of Argyll, and owned by Katie MacKinnon, Lodge Farm, Kirkapol. Inscribed inside is “To John, in memory of Elsie MacKinnon, Kirkapol”. Dr Inglis herself (1864-1917) did not have any links to Tiree. Chapters of the book include her ancestry, studies, London and Dublin, politics, faith, war and Scottish women, Serbia and Russia, covering the period 1740-1917. She died from a severe illness shortly after arriving back in Britain.

2015.19.4

Softback book ‘Flowers in the Snow’ by Gwyneth Hoyle, 2001. A biography of the plant collector Isobel Wylie Hutchinson who travelled the northern latitudes of the world in the first half of the 1900s in search of plants. Her travels through Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, Alaska were by various and interesting means. Includes Tiree.

2011.78.1

The MacFadyen-McPhadden Family in Coll & Tiree

CD containing a written account of the history and genealogy of the MacFadyen/McPhadden family of Coll and Tiree, compiled by descendants Glenda Franklin and Gene Donald Lamont of Canada, in 2011. Includes ancestors and descendants of Hugh MacFadyen, Salum (1840-1935).

2011.78.2

The MacFadyen – McPhadden Family in Coll and Tiree, 2011

Bound printed copy of Glenda Franklin`s (Canada) research into her Tiree and Coll ancestry. Alexander McPhadden (1790-1878) lived in Croish House, Caoles, before emigrating to Ontario, Canada, with his family in 1806. He was Glenda`s great-great-grandfather. (Signed by Glenda to An Iodhlann 29 July 2011)

2011.63.1

Composition “The Story of Elizabeth Crow and Murdoch McQuarie”

Composition about the life and family history of Elizabeth Crow (1860-1883) who came to live at Hynish with her lighthouse-keeper father and mother, at the age of 15. In 1880, she had an illegitimate daughter by Murdoch McQuarie, the eldest son of Lachlan McQuarie, tacksman of Hynish Farm. The McQuarie family would not allow their son to marry Elizabeth. Written by her great niece in 2011.

2011.24.1

Photograph of the family of Hector MacDonald, Balemartine, 1914

Black & white photograph of the family of Hector MacDonald, Mull View, Balemartine, taken off-island around 1914. Hector was a leader of the Tiree Land League during the `Crofters` War` of the 1880s. Sitting: Hector MacDonald with his grandaughter Catherine MacDonald, Margaret Clarke MacDonald (wife of John) with young Hector MacDonald; standing: Hector`s son John MacDonald and his son Archibald, and his sister Annie MacDonald.

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