Tag Archives: island house

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2022.13.1

Metal drift calculator (isothermal calibration) used by an RAF navigator during WWII. Strapped to the upper thigh along with a roll of note paper, it was used for correcting the aircraft’s height and air speed according to air temperature. Found on moorland just north of Island House, it is thought to have fallen from one of the two aircraft that collided nearby in August 1944. On loan for displaying at Tiree Airport.

2021.54.10

Transcript of a Precognition of Witnesses against John MacKinnon (Kilmoluaig) on charges of housebreaking and theft of a sheep in December 1856.

Statements are provided by: John MacDougall (Shepherd, Island House), Dugald MacCallum (Constable, Kilmoluaig), Hugh Maclean (Cornaigbeg), Lachlan Macquarie (Clerk, Heylipol) and Allan Cameron (Sheriff Officer, Tobermory).

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

 

2021.53.87

Digital copy of Description of Tiree from a book published in 1808. Consists of a handwritten transcription from a book, and includes mentions of: Island House, crops, livestock, caves at Ceanm-harra [Kenavara], the Reef, duns [brochs], St Patrick’s Chapel, the discovery of coins in ‘small earthen vessels’, and the discovery of human and horse skeletons in Cornaigbeg. The document also mentions that the ancient name of Tiree was Riog-Hachd-bar-Fathuim, ‘the Kingdom whose summits are lower than the waves’.

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From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2021.53.45

Digitised copy of Comprised estimate of the office houses built in Tiree by Donald Campbell, late factor, 1769. Contains an ‘estimate of the values of the office houses which were built, contiguous, to His Grace the Duke of Argyll’s house in Tiree’. There is no transcript available 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.

2021.53.27

Digitised copy of Instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree, 1762. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: cutting peats, making drains, work at the Duke’s house in Tiree, payment of rents, the tack of the two ends of Coll, obtaining an additional salary for a schoolmaster from the Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge, land repairs. 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.

2021.53.23

Digitised copy of Instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree, 1758. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: employing ditchers, cutting peat, building works at the Duke’s house in Tiree, payment of rents, building a harbour in Tiree.

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From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2021.53.21

Digitised copy of Instructions for the chamberlain of Tiree, 1756. These instructions were sent from the Duke of Argyll and include: a steel mill, ditchers, cutting of peats, planting of flaxseed, the mill of Crossapol, encouragement of spinning on the island, repairs to the roof of the Duke’s house in Tiree, tacks, horses.

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From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2021.53.16

Digitised copy of Account of debursements for finishing the Duke of Argyll’s house in Tiree, 1753. Showing the amounts paid to various people by Donald Campbell, the Duke’s factor on Tiree. There is no transcript available 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.

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