Monthly Archives: July 2021

John M. MacCallum, wounded, from the Canadians, and Rae Macdonald, home after being blown up, were in seeing me on Friday. A son of Colin Macleod’s from the Canadians we were speaking to to-day. He has been badly wounded and will get his discharge after going back to Canada. Mr. Matthew Morrison, Miss Gina’s brother, is home on leave. He is looking well…Stornoway, 18th November. 1917

Mr Gibson writes to Jean this week regarding the welfare of three young men who have been away at war. He is also very excited to hear about Jean’s latest studies on the ‘wattle bagworm’, so much so that he … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on John M. MacCallum, wounded, from the Canadians, and Rae Macdonald, home after being blown up, were in seeing me on Friday. A son of Colin Macleod’s from the Canadians we were speaking to to-day. He has been badly wounded and will get his discharge after going back to Canada. Mr. Matthew Morrison, Miss Gina’s brother, is home on leave. He is looking well…Stornoway, 18th November. 1917

I was at D. Maciver’s this afternoon getting the bill for the various tweeds I had got for Dr. Mc.Kim and his lady friends. It comes to £13”12”3. I was asking if they had good news from Donald when he replied “He’s upstairs”. He came home on leave and took to his bed with what they think is a touch of trench fever. It was fortunate that he had got home… Stornoway, 15th November. 1917

In this week’s letter, Mrs Gibson has news for Jean regarding a local family who are moving to Leeds, she talks of a local lad who has returned home on leave with trench fever, and she attended a very busy … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on I was at D. Maciver’s this afternoon getting the bill for the various tweeds I had got for Dr. Mc.Kim and his lady friends. It comes to £13”12”3. I was asking if they had good news from Donald when he replied “He’s upstairs”. He came home on leave and took to his bed with what they think is a touch of trench fever. It was fortunate that he had got home… Stornoway, 15th November. 1917

Sunday evening now, and we are sitting around the kitchen fire, Mamma reading and Barrie behind me in the window chair. We had late dinner today (!), 7 o’clock, as a more suitable hour for the broth to be ready. The vegetables came in from the Manse garden and the mutton from Mr. Macrae… Stornoway, 11th November. 1917

This week, Mr Gibson updates Jean on their recent social events. He has also visited the Ex-Provost who is ill in hospital, and of course there is a mention of the Hebridean weather – Mr Gibson noting that they haven’t … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Sunday evening now, and we are sitting around the kitchen fire, Mamma reading and Barrie behind me in the window chair. We had late dinner today (!), 7 o’clock, as a more suitable hour for the broth to be ready. The vegetables came in from the Manse garden and the mutton from Mr. Macrae… Stornoway, 11th November. 1917

This horrible state of Ireland is very disquieting. I do wish Uncle Alick and his family were not of it. Mr. Jas. Anderson was at Perth on leave and suddenly recalled to Cambridge as he thought because of affairs in Ireland. The newspapers don’t say much about it and I suppose that is as well… Stornoway, 18th November. 1917

In her letter to Jean this week, Mrs Gibson mentions the numerous social events she has engaged in throughout the week, as well as references to local men who have not had to return to the war, and an interesting … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on This horrible state of Ireland is very disquieting. I do wish Uncle Alick and his family were not of it. Mr. Jas. Anderson was at Perth on leave and suddenly recalled to Cambridge as he thought because of affairs in Ireland. The newspapers don’t say much about it and I suppose that is as well… Stornoway, 18th November. 1917