Photocopy of a tri-fold brochure from an exhibition by the Oban Art Society of works by Duncan MacGregor Whyte (1866-1953) and his wife, Mary Bernard (1870-1946), in St. Columba’s Church, Oban in September 1984. Includes biographies and lists of named works. The MacG Whytes built The Studio in Balephuil.
Information and photographs regarding the link between a painting by Mary Barnard, her husband Duncan MacGregor Whyte (see 2018.49.1), and the subsequent owners of the painting. Duncan MacGregor Whyte (Mary Barnard’s husband) was friends with Alexander Lang MacArthur, Oban, whose son George was born within days of Tearlach MacGregor Whyte (see 2018.49.2). The painting was passed down the MacArthur line to Iain Alexander Currie MacArthur, Oban, and passed on to An Iodhlann after he died in 2017.
Scanned copy of the lyrics to a Gaelic song by Edward Pursell in the 1930s: ‘An Dannsa ‘bha ‘san Oban’ about a dance in Oban, which were “Words to Campbeltown Gaelic Choir for choral use only.”
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Hardback book ‘Oban High School – the first 100 years’, 1993. Published to celebrate the centenary in 1992, describes principal events, educational trends and reminiscences by former pupils. Also includes FP Association in Glasgow and the Rector’s view of the future.
Christmas card from Mr & Mrs James D MacTaggart, Glenmore Farm, Oban, around 1900, with a photograph of the farmhouse. Amongst the belongings of the MacDonald/Campbell/Brown family of Mannal House.
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VHS video about the island of Lismore