Tag Archives: taeping

2012.78.1

Audio recording of a talk in 2012 about Capt Donald MacKinnon (1827-1867)

CD of an audio recording (MP3) of a talk about Captain Donald MacKinnon, Heanish, by ??? at an event celebrating his life and achievements on 12-13th May 2012. Capt MacKinnon sailed the teaclipper `Taeping` to victory in the Great China Tea Race of 1866.

2012.6.1

Documents and certificates belonging to Donald MacKinnon, Heanish, captain of the `Taeping`

Photocopies of Captain Donald MacKinnon`s Certificate of Competency at Master (seaman) level 1851, his Ordinary Certificate 1851, Application to be examined 1851, List of Testimonials and Statement of Service (1851?), and List of Officers of the Royal Naval Reserve 1864. Donald MacKinnon (1827-1867) captained the winning tea clipper `Taeping` during the Great China Tea Race of 1866. Includes a letter from `K.D.` to Flora MacLean, Druimfraoich, dated 3/1/2009? regarding the documents.

2011.121.2

Photograph of the `Taeping` at anchor in China, ca 1860

Black & white photograph of the tea clipper `Taeping` at anchor in Pagoda Anchorage, Foochow, China around 1860, reproduced from the Log of the Cutty Sark (another tea clipper). Captain Donald MacKinnon of Heanish won the Great China Tea Race of 1866 in the Taeping. (Photoprinted copy stored in filing cabinet 9 drawer 3)

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2011.114.1

Information about the death of Captain Donald MacKinnon, Heanish, in 1867

Printed email about the death of Captain Donald MacKinnon (1827-1867), Heanish, in Cape Town in 1867. Cpt. MacKinnon was the captain of the `Taeping` that won the Great China Tea Race in 1866. After returning to Tiree, he was on a passenger and livestock steamer between Tiree and Mull, to join his ship in London for China, when rough seas caused the cattle to panic. Cpt MacKinnon helped to throw the cattle overboard (to save the ship) but was gored in the stomach in doing so. His recurring illness (probably septicemia) forced his ship to dock in Cape Town where he was hospitalised and then died. He is buried in Cape Town. Request for information about his grave-site from Angus MacKinnon to Cape Town authorities.

2010.34.1

Framed print of the “Taeping”

Framed colour print of the clipper “Taeping” captained by Donald MacKinnon, Tiree, with clipper “Fiery Cross” in the background. Text reads “London: Published Oct. 1st 1866 by Wm Foster, 17 Billiter Street E.C.; Clipper Ship “Taeping”, 767 tons; D. MacKinnon Commander; In the china sea in company with the “Fiery Cross” (R. Robinson Comr) on their homeward voyage from Foo-chow-Foo to London, June 1866; To Alex Rodger Esq. (Owner) this print is most repsectfully dedicated by his obedient servant Wm Foster.” The print was bought from an outdoor market in Ballymena, N. Ireland.

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2009.26.1

Letter to Sarah MacLean, Barrapol from Donald MacLeod, Aberdeen, 2008, re `The Great China Tea Race of 1866`

Letter to Sarah MacLean, Barrapol from Donald MacLeod, Aberdeen, 10 Sept 2008, re enlcosed manuscript entitled `The Great China Tea Race of 1866` and photocopy of a painting depicting the `Taeping`, captained by Donald MacKinnon, Tiree, and the `Ariel` in full sail.

1998.182.7

Photocopied page of newspaper cuttings about the clippers `Taeping`, `Ariel` and `Serica`, and the China Tea Race of 1866.

(1) Letter to the editor of the Glasgow Herald, 1963, by Donald B MacCulloch of Glasgow, about the cause of death of the Taeping`s captain, Donald MacKinnon, and other information about his family. Letter to the editor of the Glasgow Herald by John Graham of Troon with extracts from the logs of the `Taeping`, `Ariel` and `Serica`, and other information about the tea clippers. (2) Article in the Glasgow Herald, 1963, about about The Great China Tea Clipper Race of 1866 won by Captain Donald MacKinnon of Heanish. (3) Oban Times article of 13/5/1965 about the China Clipper Race of 1886 by Neil Brown.

1997.70.1.1

Photocopies of a Christmas card of the `Taeping` and `Ariel` with handwritten information and an extract from a book.

Photocopied reprodution of painting `The Great China Tea Race, 1866` by L. A. Wilcox, 1965, (2) account from an unknown publication of the Great China Tea Race of 1866 giving the captain of the `Taeping` as Captain Keay, and (3) photocopied handwritten account of the Great China Tea Race giving the master of the `Taeping` as Captain Donald MacKinnon of Heanish.