Tag Archives: tobermory

2020.1.47

Tobermory School Dux Medal awarded to Lachlan McLean, son of Mary/Mashag MacLean (1888-1964), Kenovay, in around 1930. ‘Wee Lachie‘ was brought up by his Aunt Christina McLean and Uncle Hector in Tobermory. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.46

Two black & white photographs of Lachlan McLean (‘wee Lachie’), son of Mary/Mashag MacLean (1888-1964), Kenovay, in around 1925. Lachie was brought up by his Aunt Christina McLean and Uncle Hector (pictured) in Tobermory, where he was Dux of Tobermory School. He was drowned or killed between the ship and the pier at Liverpool during a blackout in 1940 while he was serving as an Officer in the Merchant Navy. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.35

Copy of the Magistrates Inquiry regarding the disappearance at sea of Lachlan MacLean, Tobermory, son of Christina MacLean (1873-1948), Kenovay, and Hector McLean, Gott and Tobermory. Lachlan disappeared from ‘MV Awahou’ off the coast of Australia in 1951, in the territory of Papua & New Guinea. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.34

Four photographs relating to two sons of Christina MacLean (1873-1948), Kenovay, and Hector McLean, Gott and Tobermory. Clockwise from top left: brothers Lachlan and Donald Mclean of Tobermory, who both lost their lives while serving in the Merchant Navy; Lachlan in 1917; Lachlan in 1930; Donald and his bride Maggie MacArthur. Donald was lost overboard in 1926, while Lachlan disappeared from ‘MV Awahou’ off the coast of Australia in 1951 (see Magistrates Inquiry). Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.33

Two photographs relating to the family of Mary MacLean, Tobermory, daughter of Christina MacLean (1873-1948), Kenovay, and Hector McLean, Gott and Tobermory. Left: Mary McLean, Tobermory. Right: Jack McConnel, standing (Mary’s father-in-law), seated (L-R) Jack McConnel (Mary’s husband), Mary, and front (L-R) their children, Hector, John and Gordon. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.32

Black & white studio portrait photograph of (L-R) Donald Archibald MacLean, Kenovay and Linlithgow; Donald MacLean, Tobermory; John/Iain MacLean, Tobermory, in around 1915. John/Iain and Donald are the nephews of Donald Archibald. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.31

Black & white photograph of the family of Christina and Hector McLean, Kenovay and Tobermory (Mull), in around 1915. Back row (L-R): Mary MacLean, John/Iain MacLean, Christina MacLean. Middle row (L-R): Lachlan MacLean, Hector MacLean, Donald MacLean. Front: “Wee Lachie” Maclean, son of Christina’s sister, Mary/Mashag McLean. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2018.78.1

The Scots Magazine, June 1965, with an article about Tiree and its people ‘Island of Prosperous Crofters’ by Campbell K Finlay. Includes photographs of Scarinish Harbour: A D Brown, Tobermory (merchant to Tiree); Margaret Brown, Vaul; Malcolm M MacLean, Salum; A H MacPhail, Clachan; A G H Bruton, Lodge Hotel; Travee; coastal cliffs; croft house, Scarinish; Parkhouse, Balephetrish; L J MacFadyen, Kenovay;  J L MacInnes, Salum; W MacPhee, gamekeeper; Balephetrish road. Also mentioned in text: Walter Hume, the Reef & An Fhaodhail, primary schools, boarded-out children, island house, sheep, bulb-growing, cottars, income, crofters’ war, snipe shooting, tourism, fishing.

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2017.26.1

Softback book ‘Correspondence from July, 1846, to February, 1847, Relating to the Measures Adopted for the Relief of the Distress in Scotland…’ Great Britain Treasury, 2012. Government correspondence about Famine Relief in the Highlands. Includes separate index listing references to Tiree.

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