Colour photograph of L-R: Iain Johnston, Heanish, Margaret Robertson and Saxa? in summer 1984.
Final year undergraduate dissertation from the University of Glasgow, 2016, titled ‘Beul-aithris agus an Creideamh Crìostaidh ann an Tiriodh rè Ministrealachd an Urramaich Iain Gregorson Caimbeul, 1861-1891’, about folk tales and superstitions in relation to Christianity on Tiree with particular reference to minister Rev. John Gregorson Campbell (1836-1891). Entirely in Gaelic, 47 pages.
Newspaper cutting about a letter from the Marquis of Tullibardine, which was read out at the annual gathering of “the natives of Tiree” held in Glasgow around 1905. The letter/article regards Tiree’s inaccessibility and the lack of a good pier, how one might be funded while the island is up for sale, and whether the Congested Districts Board (1897-1911) could afford to pay for it. The Duke of Argyll attempted to sell Tiree in 1902. Several ministers born on Tiree are also mentioned: Rev. John MacLean, Glasgow, Rev. Hector MacKinnon, Campbeltown, and Rev. Charles Lamont, Saltcoats.
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Township history for Caoles researched and written by Hector MacPhail.
Information about prominent people and places in Caoles – Caoles smiddy, Neil MacDonald, Calum MacDonald, corn mill at Milton, master mariners, ministers, bards, the Camerons of Miodar, the MacDonalds of Milton, emigrants, the MacLeans of Caoles, An Acarsaid, Lonamar.
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Township history for Circeabol / Kirkapol researched and written by Hector MacPhail.
Information about prominent people in Circeabol / Kirkapol – Lodge Farm, Rev. Hector MacKinnon, the MacFadyen family of No. 1 Kirkapol, Hector MacFadyen, Hector Lamont, ministers and master mariners.
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Booklet in Gaelic of sermons by An t-Urramach Donull MacCalum / Rev. Donald MacCallum minister at Sgire-nan-Loch, Isle of Lewis, around 1890. It is likely that the booklet once had a heavy cover. Chapters are titled: Do Mhurchadh MacLeoid an-t-Eildier, with a photograph; Am beannachadh; An tur laidir; Dol dhachaidh with a photograph of Rev. Calum MacCalum; Fear-ar-graidh, with a photograph of Rev Donald MacCallum giving a sermon in church; An Daingneach, ard, with a photograph of An t-Urramach Donall MacCalum himself. The Reverend MacCallum was minister of Heylipol during 1887-1889. He was a key agitator during the Highland Clearances and a chief leader during Tiree’s Crofters War. A memorial cairn ‘Tùr Mhic Chaluim’ was erected by the people of Tiree at Kilkenneth-Moss.
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Small hardback booklet of public addresses made by Rev. Donald MacCallum (1849-1929) of Waternish, Skye, dated 1884. The Reverend MacCallum was minister of Heylipol during 1887-1889. He was a key agitator during the Highland Clearances and a chief leader during Tiree’s Crofters’ War. A memorial cairn ‘Tùr Mhic Chaluim’ was erected by the people of Tiree at Kilkenneth-Moss.
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Possible photograph of the Rev. Alexander MacLean Sinclair, from the front cover of one of his books ‘The Clan Gillean, 1899’. He became the Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1857. His father, the Rev. John C Sinclair (Iain Mac Phàdruig; Iain son of Peter, son of Donald, son of Donald), was born on Tiree in 1800, attending school in Gott, and University in Edinburgh and Glasgow, before emigrating to Canada in 1838, and then on to North Carolina with his family in 1852. See 1997.60.1 for further biographical information.
Three handwritten Gaelic songs/poems by Rev Hector Cameron, Cornaigmore, around 1920. The first lin/title of each is (1) Air faillirinn o, ‘sna ho orinn o (title – Fear a’ bhata?), (2) Nach aithne shuit fhein?, (3) title – Naire graibh.
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