Digital copy of ‘The Early Years’, an autobiography by Captain Kenneth Norman MacKenzie, Baugh (1897-1951), Master of the ‘Discovery‘. Written during 1949-1951, Kenneth writes of his life on Tiree as a boy and his eventful career at sea. Includes an addendum written in 2018 by his son, Malcolm MacKenzie. The full text is available from An Iodhlann in pdf format.
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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Softback book ‘An Enlightened Duke: The Life of Archibald Campbell (1682-1761), Earl of Ilay, 3rd Duke of Argyll’ by Roger L. Emerson, 2013. A study of the complex political, social, and intellectual life of a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment.
Hardback book ‘From Clan to Regiment – six hundred years in the Hebrides 1400-2000’ by Nicholas MacLean-Bristol, 2007. A history of the MacLeans of Coll by one of their descendents. Signed by the author to Gordon Scott, Tiree, 2012.
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.
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.
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).
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)
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.
Book about Flora MacDonald (rescuer of Bonnie Prince Charlie, 1746)
Softback book “Flora MacDonald of Benbecula” about the life of the famous islander who helped rescue Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) by aiding in his transportation to Skye in 1746.