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Islay "Virtual" Library


Since copyright laws prevent us from posting most books online without the author's permission, we're compiling a list of books and reference materials each of us may have in our "personal" libraries...


July 2001 ......."One of ours has passed away.  Malcolm Gillespie of South Windsor, an authority on the Gillespie clans of Islay, and a very generous sharer of his genealogical work has died, a victim of cancer."  "He now has access to all the knowledge he'll need."  May his soul rest in peace...

From Mac Gillespie of Southwindsor's shelves...

Have accumulated several books and combined many writings on Islay in my library. The ones I have written are:  THE GAUL OF THE ECCENTRIC SCOT; MY ANCESTORS THE CELTAE.  The latest is a combination of the above entitles: THE GAUL OF THE ECCENTRIC SCOT OF MY ANCESTORS THE CELTAE FROM THE ISLE OF ISLAY ARGYLLSHIRE SCOTLAND. Compiled by MAC GILLESPIE of SOUTH WINDSOR.

1. THE EARLY HISTORY OF ISLAY  By W.D. lAMONT, M.A., D.Phil., D.Litt

2. Islay: biography of an island  By Margaret C. Storrie ISBN 0907651011

3. Ancient & Mediaeval Sculptured Stones of Islay by W.D. Lamont
SBN 900673 - 06 -0 -1972

4. An Islay Notebook by C.Gordon Booth  SBN 0 9509351 0 7

5. John Ramsay of Kildalton by Freda Ramsay Catologue No. 77-85521

6. THE LANDS OF THE LORDSHIP By DOMHNALL MACEACHARNA Argyll Reproduction

7. Also have four volumes of: THE HISTORY OF THE HIGHLANDS AND HIGHLAND
   CLANS- Written by James Browne, Esq., LL.D, Advocate (1836) which
might be of interest to you as well. Also have two of the original
writings of Robert Burns and one single edition.

Check the list of reference material at the bottom of David Caldwell's page on Islay Families, some interesting listings...

From Cory Smith's shelves...

"An Islay Notebook" by C. Gordon Booth

published by the Islay Museums Trust. A compilation of various books, papers, photographs in the museum, and has a great deal of historical data.

From Coral Palmer's...OR, Nancy Thomson's shelves...

               "The Day Book of Daniel Cambell of Shawfield - 1767"

                    with relevant papers concerning the Estate of Islay edited and annotated by Freda Ramsay

From Steve Gilchrist's shelves...

               "The History of Islay - from earliest times to 1848"

                    by Clifford N. Jupp, The Museum of Islay Life, Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay, PA48 7UN   (1994)

                "Islay - Biography of an Island"

                         by Margaret Storrie, The Oa Press, Isle of Islay, PA42 7AL  (1981, 1997) (ISBN  0 907651 01 1)

                "John Ramsay of Kildalton"

                    by Freda Ramsay, Peter Martin Associates Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada  (1969, 1988)

                "Kith n' Kin - The Story of Oro Township"

                        by Joanna Mcewen, Township of Oro, Orillia, Ontario, Canada  (1972)

                "The Story of Oro" - follow-up to previous book...

                        by Joanna Mcewen, Township of Oro, Orillia, Ontario, Canada  (1987)

                "Genealogy of Henry McCuaig and Janet (Jessie) Calder"

                        by Mrs. Douglas Arthur Bird, private publication, Ontario, Canada  (1969)

From John Gilchrist's shelves...

                "Isle of Islay - Looking Back"

                        by Margot Perrons, edited by Malcom Ogilvie, pub Museum of Islay Life (1998)

                "Guide to Places of Interest on Islay"

                        by Margot Perrons and Malcolm Ogilvie, pub Museum of Islay Life (1997)

                "Place Names of Islay - their meanings and pronunciations"

                        by Katie Ferguson and Margot Perrons, pub Islay Museums Trust (1990)

                "Islay"

                        by Norman Newton, Pevensey Press (1995) (ISBN 0 907115 90 X)

                "Argyll and the Western Isles"

                        by Graham Ritchie and Mary Harman, pub H.M.S.O. Edinburgh (1996) (ISBN 0 11 495287 6)

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