Tag Archives: education and cultural services

2011.108.1

Information about JR Morrison, Headmaster of Cornaigmore School in 1933.

Letter to An Iodhlann containing biographical information about John Rae Morrison (1902-1986), Headmaster of Cornaigmore School in 1933. Dated 17 Oct. 2011 and containing a duplicate copy of a photograph of pupils and staff at Cornaigmore School in 1933 (Q63). [This is a more complete copy of photo Q63 and was used to replace the archive copy].

2011.106.1

Collection of documents, histories, drawings and photographs relating to the Galbraith/MacDonald family of Balevullin and Kilmoluaig

 

Copies of a collection of official documents, family tree, history, hand-drawings and photographs relating to the Galbraith family of Balevullin, and the MacDonald family of Kilmoluaig, 1821-2009. James Galbraith (1821-1903) was born in Gigha, and came to Tiree from Rothiemurchus, near Aviemore, with his wife and children in 1874 to take up the position of School Master of the Parochial School at Balevullin. The factor relocated the MacLeod family to Kilmoluaig to make way for him. His third daughter Janet Wotherspoon Galbraith (b. 1872) married Donald MacDonald of Kilmoluaig in 1905. She drowned at Loch Bhasapol aged 64. Items include: a short biography of Sarah Grant Galbraith m.Donald (1886-1917) by Erica McKellar, extracts of census/birth/marriage/death records for Sarah Galbraith (1868-), John MacDonald, Cornaigmore (1869-), Mary Galbraith, Balevullin (1869-), Donald MacDonald, Kilmoluaig (1865-), Janet Galbraith, Balevullin (1874-), Angus MacDonald, Kilmoluaig (1909-), Jessie Wotherspoon MacDonald, Balevullin (1898), Mary MacDonald, Heylipol (1882-), Mary Flora MacDonald, Kilmoluaig (1910-1969), James Galbraith MacDonald, Balevullin (1908-). Report from the Sheriff Court, Oban, and correspondence between Argyll Estate, Sarah Galbraith and her solicitors regarding the legal title to the Galbraith croft at Balevullin, 1903-1913. Rental receipts for the croft at Balevullin 1907-1909, family tree for the descendants of Janet Wotherspoon & James Galbraith, hand-drawings of headstones at Soroby Cemetry and the location of the wreck of the `Vivo` by James Galbraith, transcript of the headstone for Hector, Sarah and Malcolm Smith 1835-1900, telegraph message regarding the death of James Galbraith`s `Uncle Archie` 1907. Family tree and notes for the Wotherspoon family genealogy. Information for 19 photographs.

2011.106.2

Photograph of James Galbraith (1821-1903), Balevullin, his wife and two grandchildren, ca 1890.

Black & white photograph of James Galbraith, Balevullin, Head of the Parochial School at Balevullin from 1874, his wife Janet (Wotherspoon) Galbraith and two of their Donald grandchildren, at the croft house at Balevullin around 1890. James Galbraith (1821-1903) was born in Gigha, and came to Tiree from Rothiemurchus, near Aviemore, with his wife and children in 1874 to take up the position of School Master of the Parochial School at Balevullin. The Duke of Argyll displaced the MacLeod family off their croft to Kilmoluaig to make way for them. After James` death the family`s title to the croft at Balevullin was challenged by the Duke, despite one of James` daughters, Sarah (now living in Glasgow), continuing to pay the rent and her two sisters still living there. One sister, Mary Galbraith, married John MacDonald of Cornaigmore in 1907 and they continued to run the croft. However, after 10 years of pursuit, the Duke took the matter to Court and the croft was given up around 1913.

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2011.106.3

Photograph of the Galbraith croft house at Balevullin ca. 1890

Black & white photograph of (probably) the Galbraith thatched croft house at Balevullin in around 1890. James Galbraith (1821-1903) was born in Gigha, and came to Tiree from Rothiemurchus, near Aviemore, with his wife and children in 1874 to take up the position of School Master of the Parochial School at Balevullin. The Duke of Argyll displaced the MacLeod family off their croft to Kilmoluaig to make way for them. After James` death the family`s title to the croft at Balevullin was challenged by the Duke, despite one of James` daughters, Sarah (now living in Glasgow), continuing to pay the rent and her two sisters still living there. One sister, Mary Galbraith, married John MacDonald of Cornaigmore in 1907 and they continued to run the croft. However, after 10 years of pursuit, the Duke took the matter to Court and the croft was given up around 1913.

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2011.88.2

School attendance registers for Heylipol School 1930-1968

Loose sheets from school attendance registers for each class at Heylipol School from October 1930 to June 1968. Signed by teachers and approved by headteachers. Includes the names of all pupils, their dates of birth and addresses (but not their attendance records).