Tag Archives: boats and boat-building

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Image of an envelope addressed to John Lamont, Hong Kong, 1859

Printed image from an auction website of an envelope addressed to John Lamont, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, in 1859, with additional information about the auction item. John Lamont emigrated from Ruaig, Tiree, in 1820 and became a successful and well known shipbuilder in Hong Kong.

2013.111.2

Photograph of Sarah/Marion Campbell of Balephuil ca 1870

Black & white photograph of Sarah / Marion Campbell of Balephuil (b.1835) (centre), her daughter Catherine MacRae (b. 1872 Glasgow) (left), and an unknown woman (right), taken around 1870. Sarah worked at Gartnavel Lunatic Assylum where she met her husband John MacRae. Sarah / Marion was the daughter of John Campbell of Balephuil and wife Mary Campbell (nee McMillan/Bell). Mary Campbell was one of the women accused of being witches and causing the Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856 in which her husband John drowned. Original print in filing cab 10 drawer 1.

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2013.115.1

Information about the relationships between famous people associated with the yacht Oceana that was wrecked at Crossapol in 1949.

Transcriptions of letters and other material relating to the relationship between the owner of the yacht Oceana, Sir Percy Shelley, and the authors Mary Shelley and Robert Louis Stevenson. The Oceana was wrecked at Crossapol beach in 1949.

2013.111.1

Information about Sarah/Marion Campbell of Balephuil ca 1850

Emailed information, marriage certificate, photograph and printed extract from the 1851 Tiree census from Keith Dash`s website about the family history of John Campbell of Balephuil, his wife Mary Campbell (nee McMillan/Bell) and their daughter Sarah (Marion) Campbell MacRae, who was the gt gt grandmother of the donor. Mary Campbell was one of the women accused of being witches and causing the Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856. Photo accessioned separately.

2013.107.1

Book `Clyde Cruising Club Sailing Directions` 1960

Hard-back manual of rules, regulations, advice and anchorages for sailing in the west coast of Scotland. Belonged to Mrs Petrie, a former owner of the Scarinish Hotel, and signed `R.N. Petrie` on the inside front. Several pages of advertisements at the back of the book.