Tag Archives: tea clippers

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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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.