National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (1780-1999)
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Detailed descriptions of items sent to the [National Museum of Antiquities, Edinburgh] by Alexander Carmichael, including a 'sculpture stone' from Bearnaray, Harris; a baptismal font from Pabbay, Barra; and 'Fingal's shoe', a 'shoe-like' stone from the Isle of Skye.
Dates: c 1870
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871
Scope and Contents Note about a bronze brooch and pin found on Tarasaigh/Taransay by Mr Don[ald] MacDonald and given to Capt[ain] Thomas and deposited in the Antiquarian Museum in Edinburgh 'for which the late Mr [-] MacDonald Taransay got a letter of thanks from the Curators'.
Dates: 10 July 1870