Typed letter from Macfarlan, Shearer and Co., Greenock, to John MacArthur, Milton, regarding the delivery of roofing felt via the ‘Dunara Castle’, dated April 1914. From a collection of items found in Milton Cottage, Caoles.
Handwritten invoice and receipt for fencing material from West Highland Crofters and Farmers Ltd (Scarinish) to Dr John Holliday, Baugh, 1989.
A bound executive summary from a document detailing the growth plan for Tiree’s Marine Sector 2017-2020. Produced by the Tiree Community Development Trust in 2017.
Accounting book belonging to Robert Nisbet, Heanish, containing records of amounts spent on (1) fencing materials for croft apportionment and the Scarinish-Heanish boundary in 1972, including the share of the costs for Nisbet and DA Cameron, and labour paid to Neil MacNeill for fencing work, (2) supplies from Boots the Chemists, Oban, 1948-1952, (3) goods from Cook & Blair, Greenock, 1948-1952, (3) goods from Cooper, McDougall & Robertson, Glasgow, 1947-1952, (3) insurance from the Co-operative Insurance Society, Glasgow, 1946-1952, (4) goods and services from George & Jobling, Glasgow, 1949-1952, (5) goods from Speedwell Lubricants, London, 1949-1951, (6) goods from Duncan MacDougall, Oban, 1950-1952, (7) goods from Kilmarnock Equitable Co-op Society, 1948-1950, (8) goods from J&D Hilston, Lanark, 1948-1952, (9) goods from McGill & Smith, Ayr, 1948-1952, (10) goods from MacFarlan Shearer & Co., Greenock, 1948-1952, (11) goods from Scottish Agricultural Industries, Glasgow, 1948-1952, (12) services from GPO – Telephone Manager, Glasgow, 1949-1951, (13) bull services of the Scarinish Hotel, 1950, (14) veterinary services of DS Brown, Oban, 1951-1952, (15) rent to the Duke of Argyll, 1949-1952, (16) membership of the Highland Cattle Society of Scotland, 1949-1951, (17) subscription to the Scottish Farmer newspaper, Glasgow, 1951-1952. The accounting book itself is titled “The Guildhall series of stock rulings”.
Letter dated 11th January 1966 from B Witt, Fish Salesman, London, requesting that the unknown recipient “send all possible [lobsters] whilst prices are high”.
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Documents and information about the Lamont family of Ruaig, 1862-1945
Photocopies of certificates and information about the Lamont family of Ruaig: (1) birth and death certificates for Captain John Lamont (1862-1926) seaman & crofter, son of Charles Lamont, general merchant & crofter, and Ellen Lamont (nee Munn), (2) letter from Argyll County Council regarding Charles D Lamont`s application for a coal merchant license, 1951, (3) honorary membership card to Buenos Aires social clubs for Charles D Lamont, (4) National Union of Seamen membership book for Charles D Lamont 1941, (5) newspaper obituary for Flying Officer Ian Lamont (Charles D Lamont`s brother) who was killed testing a jet meteor plane in the south of England, (6) certificate of qualification as first pilot for Ian Lamont, 1942, (7) summary of escort sorties flown by Ian Lamont for August 1943 in spitfires and tiger moths, including details of bombing runs by marauders in France, (8) summary of escort sorties by Ian Lamont for March 1945 in spitfires, oxfords, DH82s.
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Information about Captain Archibald MacLean, Tiree and Sydney, 1880s
Extract from a book about a house in Sydney, Australia, belonging to Captain Archibald MacLean a native of Tiree who ran a successful shipping business in Australia during the 1880s. The house was named `Tiree` on the corner of Tiree Avenue and Prince Edward Parade.