Scanned copy of a telegram sent by Captain John Brown (1902-1986), Balevullin, to his parents in Cornaig, after being shipwrecked on Tuskar Rock off the east coast of Ireland in 1927. Includes a page of background information. John Brown was 25 years old at the time and could not swim.
He met his future wife when his ship, the Baron Belhaven, was being repaired in Barry Docks (west of Cardiff) in 1941. A bomb had dropped down the funnel when sailing in convoy out of Liverpool during WW2.
Information and notes about a collection of photographs of the MacPhail family of Clachan, during 1930-1980. Eleven are catalogued individually under 2019.33.1 – 2019.33.12. An additional nine photographs are held on An Iodhlann’s computer.
Black & white photograph of L-R: Katie MacPhail, Harry Stanley, May MacPhail (nee MacKinnon, teacher on Tiree), and Alec Hector MacPhail (May’s husband), at Clachan in the 1930s. Katie was the sister of Captain Lachlan MacPhail (1889-1961), and Alec Hector his nephew.
Black & white photograph of brothers Hector MacPhail and Alec Hector MacPhail with their dog Nelson, at the door of the family home at Clachan in the 1930s. Hector and Alec Hector were brothers of Captain Lachlan MacPhail (1889-1961).
Black & white photograph of Katie MacPhail and her husband Lachlan MacPhail (postman), at the Tiree Association Sports Day on The Reef in 1931. Katie was the sister of Captain Lachlan MacPhail, Clachan and Glasgow (1889-1961).
Photocopy of the original handwritten manuscript of the pipe tune ‘Captain Lachlan MacPhail of Tiree’ composed by Peter MacFarquhar in his memory. Lachlan MacPhail was a sea captain from Clachan who played a part in tricking the enemy during WWII.