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Collection of six hand-written letters of condolence following the death of 12 year-old George McLean (1923-1935), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, in 1935. Correspondents include Neil and Mary McKinnon, Moss; Mary B MacLean, Port-na-Criche, Cornaigbeg;  Donald McLean, Kenovay; Hector McLean, Glenkinchie; Lachie McLean, SS Baron Maclay, Colombo; Mary Macdonald, Middleton. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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1881 Census information about Alexander MacLean (71 yrs), Balemeanach/Middleton Farm House, his farm (13 acres) and his household: his wife Flora MacLean (55 yrs), John MacLean (36), Alexander MacLean (20), Charles MacLean (18), Hector MacLean (13), Mary Ann MacLean (10), Murdoch MacKinnon (1) and John Ellen MacKinnon (18).



Hand-drawn map of Tiree showing the locations of 15 aerial photographs taken around the island in 1998 (see 2016.54.1~15). Areas covered are: Kirkapol, Vaul, Ruaig, Cornaigmore, Cornaigbeg, Kenovay, Balephetrish, Caoles, Salum, Kennavara, Hough, Balevullin, Middleton, Kilkenneth, Moss, Baugh, Balemartine, Balinoe, Scarinish, Heanish and Hynish.

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Post Office telegram, 1951

Photocopy of a Post Office telegram to Flora MacKinnon (now Flora MacLean, Druimfraoich): “Congratulations on being twenty-one. Mary Ian and Angus”, dated 29 June 1951. Sent by George Paterson, Crossapol, from Balemartine PO to Middleton PO (postmaster Calum MacArthur). Includes photocopy of envelope.

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Photograph of footballer John MacKenzie, Caoles, with Archie MacArthur, Barrapol, and Hector MacKinnon, Sandaig, in the 1950s.

Black & white photograph of footballer John MacKenzie, Harbour, Caoles, with Archie MacArthur, Barrapol/Middleton, and Hector MacKinnon, Sandaig, in the 1950s.



Typed copy of Edward Curtis-Stanford`s journal 1864

Copy of hand-typed transcript of the journal of Edward Charles Cortis-Stanford dated 3rd January 1864, about his seaweed processing factory at Middleton/Sandaig.

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Photograph of members of the MacFadyen family of Scarinish at a garden party ca. 1924

Sepia photograph of three men and a girl wearing party hats at a dining table at Middleton around 1924. L-R: Charles MacFadyen (1847-1930), Hamilton ?, James MacFadyen (1845-1929), “myself”?. James was the son of Allan & Amelia MacFadyen who ran the Scarinish Inn.


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