Digitised Copy instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree, 1752. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: land erosion, the windmill in Scarinish, rents, the industriousness of the inhabitants, paying the minister’s (Alexander McTavish) salary, applying to the Synod of Argyll for the payment of the Bishop’s rent, establishing a flax raiser and spinning school on Tiree. There is no transcript for this item.
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From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.
Pages photocopied from the ‘Scottish Baptist Magazine’, ca 1910-1930, with obituaries for two Baptist ministers who were born and raised on Tiree: Rev. Duncan MacFarlane (1822-1908), and Rev. Alexander MacArthur (1900-1930).
Large, leather-bound Brown’s Bible (1868) belonging to the Nisbet family of Heanish. Handwritten on the inside, on a Family Register page, are the names and dates of birth of the Nisbet children: Flora, Catherine, Joan, Allister and Robert.
Hardback book ‘Cul-taic an T-saighdear’ (soldier’s support) by Donald Tulloch MacKay, Free Church minister on Tiree in the late 1800s. Reproduction of an out-of-print original religious manuscript in Gaelic, held in the National Library of Scotland (1935) and Lauriston Castle Library.
Original handwritten letter dated 1882 from Rev John Gregorson Campbell (1836-1891), folklorist and Free Church Minister at Tiree and Coll, to lawyers J & F J Martin, Edinburgh, regarding what is being done about his sister’s legal case.
Original handwritten letter dated 1884 from Rev John Gregorson Campbell (1836-1891), folklorist and Free Church Minister at Tiree and Coll, to lawyers J & F J Martin, Edinburgh, regarding a petition from the Presbytery of Mull to the General Assembly, legal matters arising and the need for a qualified assistant.