Hand-framed newspaper obituary for Jessie Ann MacDonald of Milton Cottage, Caoles, who died at the age of 18 in 1898. She attended school at Ruaig and Glasgow, worked in Glasgow, then returned to Tiree to work in the post office. Daughter of Archibald MacDonald, who worked for MacBrayne ferries. From a collection of items found in Milton Cottage, Caoles.
Studio photograph of Lady Frances Balfour (nee Campbell), the Duke of Argyll’s sister, in around 1880, aged about 20. Mounted on a 62 x 100 mm card labelled by the studio ‘Numa Blanc Fils’. Lady Frances was at the forefront of women’s rights and the suffragist movement.
Cutting about Lady Frances Balfour (nee Campbell), the Duke of Argyll’s sister, from an article titled ‘World of Women’ from an unknown newspaper published in around 1917. Lady Frances was at the forefront of women’s rights and the suffragist movement.
Hardback book ‘The Citizen Housewives’ Guide’, 1955. Published by the Evening Citizen (Glasgow) newspaper as a popular guide to housekeeping and domestic skills for women. Features cookery, wine-maiking, cleaning, knitting & dressmaking, cosmetics, hair care, perfume, mothercraft, health care, flower arranging, birthstones, holidays, using starsigns to find the perfect husband, weddings, party games.
Hardback book ‘Lady Frances – Frances Balfour, artistocrat suffragist’ by Joan B Huffman, 2018. Lady Frances was the 8th Duke of Argyll’s daughter. She was interested in politics from an early age, and became the constitutionalist’s main lobbyist with Parliament in 1889.
Royal Navy and Royal Marines next of kin casualty card used by relatives of Navy personnel during WWII to notify them of their injury or death during an air raid. The next of kin is listed as niece Mary Brown McDonald of Mannal who was a Wren on board HMS Lochailort. HMS Lochailort, formerly Lochailort House, was requisitioned by the Navy in 1942. Found amongst the belongings of the MacDonald/Campbell/Brown family of Mannal House.
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Nuclear attack survival pamphlets and envelope prepared by the Central Office of Information in 1962, and issued by Womens Voluntary Service (WVS), to accompany the ‘One in Five Talks’ held throughout Britain. Includes information about shelter, what foods to store, avoiding heat and flames, medical provisions. Found in ‘Four Winds’, Kilmoluaig.
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