‘Sea Dreams’ – a collection of 16 poems in English and Gaelic by Alex MacLean, Cornaigbeg, 2004.
Handwritten poem in praise of Rev Hector Cameron (1880-1940), Cornaigmore, by Hugh MacCowan, a worker in the slate quarry on Seil Island. Given to the donor by Hector Cameron’s son. The poem begins: In memory of the late Hector Cameron
“It’s Hector Cameron’s death we mourn / We lost a faithful friend / Our throbbing hearts with anquish torn / His fame we will defend.”
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Untitled, nine-verse poem in English, hand-written in ink on a scrap of black-edged funeral paper. Probably to be read out at a funeral in the early 1900s. Amongst the belongings of the MacDonald/Campbell/Brown family of Mannal House.
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Hardback book `O Choille gu Bearradh – From Wood to Ridge – Collected poems in Gaelic and English’ by Sorley MacLean, 1989
Book of Gaelic poems by Raasay-born Sorley MacLean (Somhairle MacGill-Eain; b. 1911), with English translations. Signed by the author “do Mharsaili, le dùrachd, Somhairle MacGill-Eain, 7.4.90”, and then by Margie (Mharsaili?) “To the Holliday family with best wishes, Margie Woodward, Cley Oct. 1999”.
Book ` The Summer Walkers`, 1996
Softback book about the origins of Scotland`s travelling people, their stories, poetry, songs, customs, superstitions and secret `cover tongue`.
Conference paper about sustainable use of a cultural landscape – machair, by William Welstead, Baugh, 2013
Draft paper about the relationship between culture, machair and conservation. Submitted to a symposium on `Literature and Sustainablility` on the mainland in 2013. Includes emailed comments on the draft by Dr John Bowler, RSPB Tiree, summary and biography of W Welstead, and the symposium timetable.
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Assortment of teaching material from Tiree High School, ca. 1980
Assortment of photocopied typed and hand-written texts used to teach Argyll history in Tiree High School around the 1980s. Includes: the Stevenson brothers; Dr Johnson and James Boswell 1773; Glen Coe; Duror of Appin; Auchindrain Museum; Nether Lochaber – stories of Rev. Alexander Stewart; Inveraray Castle; Dunollie Castle; Kilchurn Castle; Duart Castle; Kinlochaline Castle; The Song of the Clyde; Mary of Argyll; The Isle of Mull; The Road to the Isles; Mull and the other inner isles; The Smaller Sudereys; West Inverness and Argyll; Oban; Crinan Canal; map of Iona
Notes on Gaelic songs and poems made by George Holleyman in 1942-43
Photocopy of notebooks containing Gaelic songs and poems collected by George Holleyman while he served on RAF Tiree during 1942-43.
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Poem `Tiree` written by George Holleyman and dated 1941
Photocopy of a typed poem about Tiree in English composed by George Holleyman while he served with RAF Tiree during 1941-1943.
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Inventory of the George Holleyman collection held at An Iodhlann 2013
Printed list of numbered items in the George Holleyman collection of artefacts, photographs, manuscripts and notebooks, held at An Iodhlann. Copy included at the start of the G Holleyman collection file folder. George Holleyman FSA was an archaeologist who was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII. He carried out significant amounts of pioneering archaeological work in Sussex during the first half of the 20th century, along with Drs. Eliot and Cecil Curwen. He was made a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1949.