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Thomas, F.W.L, 1812-1885 (Captain)


Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Archaeological note about Aird Niseboast and accompanying sketch and stories about MacLeod of Harris and Campbells of Taransay, 11 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/70
Scope and Contents Archaeological note about Aird Niseboast [Àird Niosabost, Na Hearadh] and accompanying sketch showing the dimensions of the obelisk and stones and describing their positions. He notes that there is no tradition about Àird Niosabost other than 'the Ord bhairneach na caillich'. The first story tells how MacLeod of Harris used to make a smudan to request the Ta[a]n[say] [Tarasaigh] peop[le] come to pay their rent' describing how proprietors can part company with or take on a new tenant. The...
Dates: 11 July 1870

Correspondence with Captain F.W.L. Thomas, 1867-1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW472
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Two draft letters to Captain F. W. L. Thomas from Alexander Carmichael, Lochmaddy, North Uist, 5 March and 28 March 1867. Letter from Thomas to Carmichael, Rosepark, 4 May 1872 in which Thomas relays his thoughts on an article by Carmichael about the 'Long Island'.

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Dates: 1867-1872

Material relating to antiquarian and archaeological sites in the Outer Hebrides, late 19th century

Identifier: Coll-97/CW362
Scope and Contents Assorted draft articles, sketches and correspondence relating to antiquarian and archaeological sites in Uist and Barra. Among the material is a manuscript by Alexander Carmichael titled 'Promiscuous [sic] Antiquities in the Long Island, anciently known as Innis Cat and now known as Innis Fada or Eileinn Fada', 27 April 1872; and a sketchbook titled 'Feudal Castles of the Outer Hebrides'; a manuscript by Captain F.W.L. Thomas titled 'On the Defensive Architecture of the Outer Hebrides';...
Dates: late 19th century

Note about a bronze brooch and pin found on Tarasaigh/Taransay, 10 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/51
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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

Note about a dun on Tarasaigh/Taransay, 9 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/43
Scope and Contents Note about a dun on Tarasaigh/Taransay giving its dimensions as seventeen yards in diameter and describing the remains of it as the foundations 'all a grassy mound' on the slope of a hill and how a narrow passge leads from the outside to the centre. It was said that Dùn Loch an Dùin could be seen from this dun so that it 'Must have been 100 f[ee]t high'. Carmichael notes that there is 'A lump of a hill betw[een] these two duns' and that Capt[ain] Thomas made a plan of the dun some years...
Dates: 9 July 1870

Notes and sayings connected to decision-making, c1868

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/2
Scope and Contents Notes and sayings connected to decision-making possibly collected from a Mrs MacDonald [identity and location unspecified] or inspired by a conversation with her recorded as, 'Mrs MacDon[ald] said the caus[es] were mom[ents] of folly. I doubt if were not re[a]s[on] as g[rea]t mo[ments] of folly every day.' He refers to the remark made by Captain Thomas about [the lazine[ss] of people to invest[ing] in his work of the Outer Hebri[de]s'. The quotes which follow relate to the farmer's...
Dates: c1868

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Archaeology 4
Taransay Harris Inverness-shire Scotland 3
North Uist Inverness-shire Scotland 2
Tales 2
Astronomy 1