Original copy of a children’s comic book featuring the story ‘Dandy, the Detective Dispatch Rider’ by Mrs Alexander Gross, and colour artwork of a German Zeppelin and British tri-planes, suggesting it dates from WWI. Also includes a poem ‘The Flowers Postman’ about bees, and sketches of children. The name John ? Lamont is signed in pen at the top of the cover. Found in ‘Harbour’, Caoles.
Research by genealogist Flo Straker, indicating that there is NO family connection between Alastair MacLean, author of wartime novels, and Donald MacLean the Cambridge spy, both of whom had Tiree roots. Alistair Stuart MacLean (b. 1922 at Daviot Manse) was descended from Donald MacLean (b. 1729) and Mary Lamont of Heylipol. Donald Duart MacLean (b. 1913 in London) was descended from Alexander MacLean, Cornaigbeg (b. 1732) and Mary MacNaughton (Reid), Kirkapol (b. 1736).
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Ten books ‘The Eric R Cregeen Fieldwork Journals’, edited by Margaret Bennett, 2018. Historian Eric Radcliffe Cregeen (1921-1983) made hundreds of audio recordings of oral histories from a wide range of people from around Scotland. His meticulous notes are displayed and transcribed in nine volumes, with those regarding Tiree recordings presented in Volumes 3 to 9.
Vol 1 1939-1949; Vol 2 1949-1957; Vol 3 1955-1959; Vol 4 1959-1968; Vol 5 1969-1972; Vol 6 1973-1974; Vol 7 1974-1978; Vol 8 1975-1976; Vol 9 1977-1982; Vol 10 Index.
Hardback book ‘Leabhar na Ceilidh’ by Fionn, 1898, belonging to the MacDonald family, Greenbank, Kilmoluaig. On the inside cover is written “Rev HM Paterson” and “K Macdonald, 15/5/39”
Hardback book ‘Audur’ by Vilborg Davidsdottir, 2009. The novel follows a Viking girl, Audur, from her childhood on Tiree to Iceland. Signed by the author “To John Holliday with warm regards from Iceland! 2 July 2018”. Includes some Norse names for places in Tiree, Dublin and the rest of the British Isles. Entirely in the Icelandic language.
Softback booklet ”S Fheairrde Duine Gaire’ by Teàrlach MacLeòid, 1978. Sixteen short stories in Gaelic by Charles MacLeod, Isle of Lewis (?).
Softback booklet ‘Camhanaich – Sgeulachdan Goirid’ by Dòmhnall Iain MacIomhair, 1982. Thirty short stories in Gaelic by Donald Iain MacIver, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
Softback book ‘Sgeulachdan a Seisiadar / Tales from Sheshader’ by Chris and Bill Lawson, 1990. Stories from the village of Seisiadar in east side of the Isle of Lewis. Also on audio cassette (AC9 – not digitised).
Softback book ‘Ugam agus Bhuam’ by Pàdruig Moireasdan, 1997. The Gaelic stories and songs of Patrick Morrison of the Isle of Grimsay, Uists, chosen and edited by Dòmhnall Eairdsidh Dòmhnallach.
Printed short story ‘Home is the Sailor’ by Alistair MacNeill, Hynish and North Berwick, 2017, about a boy who stows away on a coal puffer at Tiree. In English.
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