Photocopy of a typed transcript of an interview with Hector MacPhail, Cornaigbeg, on 19 May 1992, about himself, boats, sea transport and sailors, with particular reference to Allan MacFadyen, Scarinish, and ships the Mary Stewart and the Mary & Effie. Topics also include alchohol taxation, violence, Clearances, landowners, hotels, Crofters’ War, coal puffers. The interviewer is given only as ‘Smith’.
Bound photocopied family history and photographs of the MacFadyens of Tiree and Canada, particularly Allan MacFadyen, Scarinish. Beginning with Martin McPhaiden (b.1724) and Margaret McLean (b.1730), both Tiree.
Colour photograph of a painting of the ‘Mary Stewart’ in full sail. The original painting is in the family of David Roberts (1849-1897), a native of Anglesey, who was the master on the Mary Stewart, and possibly part owner, from about 1886 to 1897. The remains of the Mary Stewart can still be seen in Scarinish Harbour.
Colour photograph of a green double-decker bus at the pier-head car park in around 1975. On the side of the bus are the words ‘London Country’, plus a long Caledonian MacBrayne banner printed with the names of many west-coast islands including Tiree, and there are several items of laundry hanging in the windows suggesting that this is a long-distance tour bus. The old ticket office is visible on the left, and note the lack of buildings in the background on the right.
Six labels for shipment of live lobsters to S. Scutt Ltd and to B.H. Witt Ltd, both in Billingsgate, London. Used in the mid-1900s.
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Greetings card titled “Compliments of the Season” showing a photograph of a steam ship “Loading produce, West Devonport” from around 1900. Amongst the belongings of the MacDonald/Campbell/Brown family of Mannal House.
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Book ‘The Viking Ship’ by Gareth Williams, 2014. The evolution of the design of the Vikings’ sea-going vessels, their uses and as icons.