Family history of the descendants of Archibald McKinnon, Vaul (1844-1902), who emigrated to Sydney, Australia, as a ship’s carpenter aboard the ‘City of Grafton’ paddle steamer in 1876. Archibald married Elizabeth (Betsy) Cowling in 1877, and had 8 children: Malcolm MacKinnon, Archibald John MacKinnon, Donald MacKinnon, Thomas Leslie MacKinnon, Ebeneezer Neil MacKinnon, Joseph Stanley MacKinnon, Alexander Douglas MacKinnon and Hugh Hector MacKinnon. Thomas’s son, Graeme MacKinnon (1921-2000,) became an Antarctic explorer and geographer responsible for mapping Antarctica. McKinnon Island and McKinnon Glacier in the Antarctic are named after him.
Includes photographs, letters, certificates and other documents compiled by Nicole Lesley McKinnon, Australia.
Copied article ‘Brothers in Mission: Alexander Farquharson of Cape Breton and Archibald Farquharson of Tiree’ by Dr Margaret MacKay, 2007, and published in the Records of the Scottish Church History Society. A history of two Gaelic-speaking brothers from Perthshire who became missionaries in islands at opposite sides of the Atlantic in the 1800s.
Softback book ‘Correspondence from July, 1846, to February, 1847, Relating to the Measures Adopted for the Relief of the Distress in Scotland…’ Great Britain Treasury, 2012. Government correspondence about Famine Relief in the Highlands. Includes separate index listing references to Tiree.
Softback book ‘The Scottish Pioneers of Upper Canada, 1784-1855: Glengarry and Beyond’ by Lucille H. Campey, 2005. Charts the progress of Scottish settlement throughout Upper Canada, including references to Tiree on pages 12, 101, 102, 144, 147-50, 308, 309 & 324.
Text and images from a presentation about newspaper articles about emigration to Canada in 1849, including an advert in the Glasgow Herald for passage on the fast sailing ship Charlotte, departing from Glasgow for Quebec and Montreal, and a notice issued by Her Majesty’s Emigration Officer refuting a “scandalous and unfounded statement” published in the Examiner newspaper about the poor conditions aboard The Charlotte.
Scanned images of a family bible given to Archie Walker, Moss, by his sister Catherine on 14 December 1916, and of three postcards (see 2016.64.2 to 4) from Donald Winn who was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII. The bible was later given to Archie’s daughter Ann MacDonald Kennedy, who married Donald Winn, RAF Tiree. Other names written on the back inside cover of the bible are Mrs MacKinnon, Renfrew, Mr Donald Walker, Renfrew, Mr James McLellan, Inverness, and Miss A Tuseford, Derby. Size: 75 x 105 x 15 mm.
These items were brought to Tiree by Ann and Don’s daughter, Catriona Morag Laforge (nee Winn), Canada, during A’Bhuain – Tiree Homecoming in May 2016.
Hardback book ‘Settlers in Canada’ by Captain Marryat. Presented to Balemartine School by James Coats in 1906. James Coats of Paisley, donated hundreds of books to Tiree’s schools and to the Reading Room (now An Iodhlann). From a collection from Mannal House.
Black & white photograph of Lamont Dock in Hong Kong around 1905. The Lamont Dock was completed in 1860 and is named after John Lamont who was from Tiree. When John Lamont and Admiral Sir James Hope built the docks, they accurately foresaw the tremendous width of ships of the future. Original emailed news article extract in Filing cabinet 9 drawer 3.