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Tolmie, Alexander McDonald Cornfute, minister of Campbeltown and Southend, Kintyre, 1861-1909



  • Existence: 1861 - 1909


Information from Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, vol. 4, p. 68.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Commonplace book containing notes, sermons and newspaper cuttings, 1885 - 1919

Identifier: Acc.14025/3
Scope and Contents Contains press cuttings mainly on Gaelic and Highland subjects, including obituaries of persons with Highland origins, for example the Gaelic poet Neil MacLeod (d. 1913) and Archibald Menzies, founder member of An Comunn Gaidhealach (d. 1914). Two newspaper cuttings concern Tolmie's own ministry in Kintyre. Items are dated up to 1919, with those dating from after Tolmie's death in 1909 being loosely inserted rather than pasted in, probably by his brother John Tolmie.The volume...
Dates: 1885 - 1919

Commonplace books, note books and song collections, partly in Gaelic, of Frances Tolmie, Rev. Alexander McDonald Cornfute Tolmie and John Tolmie.

Identifier: Acc.14025
Content Description A collection of nine notebooks containing songs in English and Gaelic, newspaper cuttings especially on Highland and Gaelic subjects, poetry and notes on a variety of subjects. The collection was preserved by John Tolmie, oldest son of the Rev. John William Tolmie (1831-1886, minister of Bracadale and Contin). John Tolmie, who compiled four volumes in the collection, was a nephew of Frances Tolmie, collector of Gaelic songs. Two further volumes belonged to Frances Tolmie herself, and...
Dates: 1885-1915 and undated

Small notebook containing Gaelic songs, ca. 1880s to 1909

Identifier: Acc.14025/4
Scope and Contents A small notebook entitled at the front in red ink: "Gaelic songs, collected by A.M.C. Tolmie". The title was subsequently expanded to read "English and Gaelic songs ... Campbeltown Argyllshire". Alexander Tolmie became assistant minister and then successor at the first charge at Campbeltown in 1889. A copy of an inscription on a grave in Glassary churchyard, p. 131, is dated 1891.Paginated 1-123 by the scribe, the remaining 10 pages paginated in the Library. An index including...
Dates: ca. 1880s to 1909

Volumes written by Rev. Alexander McDonald Cornfute Tolmie, 1885 - 1919

Identifier: Acc.14025/3-4
Scope and Contents

A commonplace book and a volume of songs, both compiled by the Rev. Alexander McDonald Cornfute Tolmie, minister of Campbeltown and Southend, Kintyre.

Dates: 1885 - 1919

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Commonplace books. 3
Songbooks. 3
Press cuttings. Information artifacts. 2
Lyrics. Muscial compositions: Songs. 1
Sermons. 1