Campbell (of Argyll)
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1872-1893
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The marjority of the notebook relates to material collected in Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire but there are a number of loose leaves at the end which contain an account of a journey from Uibhist/Uist through An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, during which time his wife, Mary is in Edinburgh and is pregnant. There are eight blank folios at the end of the notebook. Much of the material in this notebook was collected from Duncan...
Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1883 to 1887
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected mostly in An Apainn/Appin and Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. A large proportion of the stories and biographical information about Appin was collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, who was known as Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair. Amongst the material collected from Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair are proverbs, sayings, customs, stories about local figures and families and historic anecdotes. The other main...
Dates: 1883 to 1887
Note about Campbells killed, 27 September 1883
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, which reads '16 tigh[earnan] kill[e]d at Innerlochai [Inbhir Lòchaidh/Inverlochy, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis, Inverness-shire] of Campbells'.
Dates: 27 September 1883
Note about the 'Lon Tuath' in Appin, 27 September 1883
Scope and Contents Note about the 'Lon Tuath' in Appin [An Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] collected from John Livingstone 'Muillear Mòr', Portnacroish, Appin [Port na Crois, An Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] aged 73 years, that it was the march which divided the Stewarts from the Campbells and that the Stewarts went north to Fort William while the Campbells went to Oban [An t-Òban, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. It notes that John Livingstone's grandfather went with Cailean Ruadh [Colin Campbell].
Dates: 27 September 1883
Song beginning 'Ailein Duinn shiulain leat' and accompanying story, 7 August 1870
Scope and Contents Song collected from 'Ceit wife [of] Don[ald] MacKin[n]on nee Urqhuart', Tarasaigh/Taransay beginning 'Ailein Dhuinn shiulainn leat, M iar[rtas] eir Ri[gh nan] aingeaol'. The song was composed by Ana ni Dhonil ic Iain oig Chaimbeul [Anna Campbell] who was engaged to Allan Morrison of Crossobost, Lews [Crosbost, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis], who drowned. She was said to have died soon after of a broken heart and was to be buried at Rodail [Rodel] and ended up being buried at sea, near to her...
Dates: 7 August 1870
Story about Alasdair Mac Colla, October 1870
Scope and Contents Story about Alasdair Mac Colla probably collected in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist telling how he was staying in a Campbell lodging one night although his landlord did not know who he was. A young Campbell reluctantly sits with MacColla and on finding out that MacColla is a MacDonald states that the Campbells are in debt to the MacDonalds. On asking why, Campbell states that they owe the MacDonalds the canvas they used to hang them with. MacDonald’s response is that the debt has already been paid...
Dates: October 1870
Story about the sons of the Duke of Argyll and MacLeod of MacLeods eldest sons, 10 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay about the sons of the Duke of Argyll's and MacLeod of MacLeod's eldest sons. The story tells how the two sons were together at the Royal High School Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann] or Edinburgh University and the Duke's son was being bullied by a sizable 'gille galda' [gille Gallda or Lowlander]. MacLeod's son stepped in to help the Duke's son but between the two of them they beat the gille Gallda so badly that he died from his injuries. The two fled to Dunvegan...
Dates: 10 July 1870