Essay ‘The MacLaurin/Dreghorn Hoax 1781’ by Adrian C Grant, 2020, about John Maclaurin of Edinburgh, whose Tiree ancestry and station in society during the 18th century, gained him the dubious title of ‘Chief of the MacLaurins of Tiree’. Posted on www.academia.edu
Hardback book ‘The Small Regiment, Vol. 1 – Origins of the Clan MacKinnon, 100BCE-1621CE’ by G McKinnon and E E McKinnon. The origins of the Clan MacKinnon and the influences that shaped its history within the context of Hebridean and Scottish history, to 1621. Clan MacKinnon Publishing, Canada, 2017.
Softback book ‘The Campbells of the Ark – Men of Argyll in 1745, Vol. 2 – The Outer Circle’ by Ronald Black, 2017. A portrait of the leading men of Argyll in the 18th Century, and the rising of the ’45 as seen through the eyes of Highlanders who helped to crush it. Volume 2 presents leading characters who were not Campbells, and a study of the 63 local companies of the Argyllshire Militia of 1745-6.
Softback book ‘The Campbells of the Ark – Men of Argyll in 1745, Vol. 1 – The Inner Circle’ by Ronald Black, 2017. A portrait of the leading men of Argyll in the 18th Century, and the rising of the ’45 as seen through the eyes of Highlanders who helped to crush it. Volume 1 begins with biographies of the 31 Campbells who were subjected to trial by water for their part in defeating Prince Charles’s army.
Hardback book ‘Transactions of The Gaelic Society of Inverness, Volume XVII, 1890-91’, 1892. See ‘Sgoil nan eun, no, mac an fhucadair’ tale by John Gregorson Campbell. (Page 58) Donation label ‘Tiree High School: This book was donated by Gordon D. Donald’.
Possible photograph of the Rev. Alexander MacLean Sinclair, from the front cover of one of his books ‘The Clan Gillean, 1899’. He became the Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1857. His father, the Rev. John C Sinclair (Iain Mac Phàdruig; Iain son of Peter, son of Donald, son of Donald), was born on Tiree in 1800, attending school in Gott, and University in Edinburgh and Glasgow, before emigrating to Canada in 1838, and then on to North Carolina with his family in 1852. See 1997.60.1 for further biographical information.
Softback book `The Myth of the Jacobite Clans`. Exposes the depth of myth and misrepresentation from which Scotland and the Jacobite cause have suffered over the last 250 years (from the collection of Gene Lamont, Canada).