Black & white photo postcard of Travee, Balephuil, in around 1912. The postcard is addressed to Rev Archibald MacDonald, Islay (formerly Balephuil), and was produced by J A McNeill, Post Office, Tiree.
Pages photocopied from the ‘Scottish Baptist Magazine’, ca 1910-1930, with obituaries for two Baptist ministers who were born and raised on Tiree: Rev. Duncan MacFarlane (1822-1908), and Rev. Alexander MacArthur (1900-1930).
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Gaelic hymn ‘Ionndruim a Chiobair air a Leannan / The shepherd’s love for his sweetheart’ composed by Alexander MacKinnon, Cornaigbeg (1880-1965), with sheet music and comments by his grandson.
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Alexander MacKinnon’s father, also Alexander, Kilmoluaig, was one of the Skerryvore Lighthouse team housed at Hynish. Alexander Sr died from pneumonia contracted after a sea rescue in a storm in 1887(?), after which Alex Jr and his mother had to vacate their Hynish cottage and live with her parents, MacLeans of Cornaigbeg. Alexander Jr took Divinity at Glasgow University, serving as minister for 33 years at the Presbyterian Church in Manchester, St. Columba’s in Glasgow and at Kilmonivaig at Spean Bridge, amongst others. Former Vice-President of the Tiree Association.
Handwritten letter dated 1894 from John MacLean, Scarinish, to the solicitor handling the Kenneth MacKenzie Trust, regarding a quarrel between Mrs MacKenzie and Mrs Wallace over who should inherit a manuscript and library (that may have belonged to Rev John Gregorson Campbell).
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Hardback book ‘Cul-taic an T-saighdear’ (soldier’s support) by Donald Tulloch MacKay, Free Church minister on Tiree in the late 1800s. Reproduction of an out-of-print original religious manuscript in Gaelic, held in the National Library of Scotland (1935) and Lauriston Castle Library.
Original handwritten letter dated 1882 from Rev John Gregorson Campbell (1836-1891), folklorist and Free Church Minister at Tiree and Coll, to lawyers J & F J Martin, Edinburgh, regarding what is being done about his sister’s legal case.
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Original handwritten letter dated 1884 from Rev John Gregorson Campbell (1836-1891), folklorist and Free Church Minister at Tiree and Coll, to lawyers J & F J Martin, Edinburgh, regarding a petition from the Presbytery of Mull to the General Assembly, legal matters arising and the need for a qualified assistant.
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Hardback book ‘John G Paton – The Missionary Hero of the New Hebrides’ by Charles D Michael, ca 1900, about the life and times of Rev John Gibson Paton of Kirkmahoe, pioneering minister in the South Pacific Islands (now Vanuatu) in the mid 1800s. On the inside front cover is written ‘Malcolm Brown 1st Prize 1933’ and John Brown, Balephuil, Tiree. From the house of John Brown, The Sliabh, Balephuil.
Small hardback book in Gaelic ‘An Saoghal a ta ri Teachd / The World to Come’ or ‘Seallaidhean Nèimh agus Ifrinn / Visions of Heaven and Hell’ by John Bunyan, 1891. On the inside front cover is handwritten ‘Francis Wm Taylor, 26th Janry 1901’. Rev Taylor was a Baptist minister. The book was in the belongings of John Brown, Sliabh, Balephuil.