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2014.85.1

Letter regarding an alarm clock from H. Samuel, 1942

Scanned and printed copy of a letter signed by H.Samuel to Malcom McKinnon (Malcolm MacKinnon) of `The Hill`, Kilmoluaig, in January 1942, regarding Government restrictions on the manufacture and scarcity of alarm clocks for sale during WWII.

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2014.39.1

Notes regarding audio recordings made on Tiree in 1972 and 1974

Two folders of handwritten notes made by Eric Cregeen while he was recording Tiree people speaking onto cassette tape during 1972 and 1974, plus a map of Balephuil, Balinoe and Barrapol annotated with the names of people living in each house. People recorded in notes: Donald Sinclair, Hector Kennedy – Balephuil, John Brown – Balephuil, John MacLean – Kilmoluaig, John MacLean – Cornaigbeg. Subjects covered include ancestry, Gaelic prose and songs, people living nearby, second sight, place names, shebeens, building construction, poverty, weather, schools, food, shops, water supplies, emigrants, rents, skeleton, confrontations, ferries and ships, literacy, crofts, Pairc na Coille, wars, Land Leagues, churches, illnesses.