Tag Archives: croft house

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2020.1.42

Black & white photograph of a family group at the door of Croft 5 Balephetrish owned by Hector MacLean (1882/3-1970). On the reverse, Donald Archibald MacLean’s daughter, Effie, has written: “Uncle Hector’s house which was never completed. Last holiday at Tiree, 1934. George, Charles, Mary, Mother [Euphemia], Effie. Foreground George’s barrow with Alister, Isabel”. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.41

Four black & white photographs of the family of Hector MacLean (1882/3-1970), Kenovay and Balephetrish, and his wife Margaret/Maggie Janet/Jessie McMaster, during 1940-1960. Top: the wedding of Hector’s son, Donald McLean, in around 1940. (L-R) Alister McLean (nephew of Hector), Donald McLean, Margaret (Donald’s bride), Margaret McLean (daughter of Hector). Middle: the wedding party including Hector (2nd from left), Maggie Jessie (next to Alister), Donald Archie McLean and his wife Euphemia (2nd row, 3rd & 4th from right). Bottom left: Hector on far right, and Maggie Jessie 2nd from the left. Bottom right: Hector’s house at Druimfraoich, Kenovay in 1956, after restoration. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2019.97.1

A history of Rossdhu house, Kenovay, 1863-2018. Includes photographs of the house, the people who lived there and a family tree. Named individuals: Allan MacLean and his wife Euphemia MacLean, two of their sons Neilie Allan MacLean and Donald MacLean, Neilie Allan’s wife Catherine (Kate) MacLean of Ardbeg, Willie MacLean, Flora Campbell, Mena Knapman.

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2019.76.2

Softback book ‘Seòl mo Bheatha – Turas eadar Croit is Eilean is Oilthigh‘ by Dòmhnall Eachann Meek, 2019. Autobiography in Gaelic of Donald Meek’s life on croft, island and university, from his birth in 1949 to the present day. Donald was brought up at ‘Coll View’, Caoles. Signed by Donald to An Iodhlann.

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