Tag Archives: clothing and footwear

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2021.54.7

Transcript of a report of a theft submitted to Tobermory Procurator Fiscal accusing Sarah McDonald (Cruidhgortan [Cruairtein], Tiree) and her sister Mary McDonald (Treshnish, Mull) of the theft of a pair of shoes in September 1856. The shoes, which belonged to Mary McLean (dairymaid to and residing with A. McLean Esq, Pennycross), were stolen from Pennycross (Pennyghael) Bridge in Mull. It is mentioned that McDonald’s father ‘emigrated to America some y[ea]rs ago’. The report provides physical descriptions of Sarah and Mary McDonald.

Click to read a transcript of this item.

From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2020.53.3

Collection of six mail-order clothing catalogues, leaflets and order forms from the 1920s, including Dallas’s of Glasgow fashions, 1925; Miximus footwear, Northampton, and its envelope addressed to Mr H McKinnon, ‘Harbour’, Caoles; Maximum Shoe Company and Maximus Clothing; Dorothy Bags, Northampton, 1921; The Last footwear, Dundee, 1925; Greenlees & Sons ‘Easiephit’ Footwear, Glasgow, 1922. From ‘Harbour’, Caoles.

 

2020.1.63

Two dresses, a shoe and a necklace belonging to Alexina Mary McLean (1926-1929), daughter of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay. The clothing was either her own, or for a doll given to her by Donald’s sister Mary and her husband Alexander Walker. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.39

Black & white photograph of (L-R) Lachlan MacLean and Mary MacLean, the children of Donald MacLean (1878-1936), Kenovay, and Johann Campbell. Donald was the son of Lachlan MacLean (1836-1921) and Mary MacDonald (1852-1920). The photo was taken at the old milk house at Kenovay in around 1930. The cheese press is visible on the left. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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