MacDonald, John [Iain Lom], c.1624-c. 1710 (Iain Lom)
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Biographical notes on Ian Lom [Iain Lom Dòmhnallach or John MacDonald] including that he was born in Barraglas in Glenlonan [Gleann Lonain/Glen Lonan, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], 'A MacCalman his mother. Campbell his father. His called Mac a Ghlasaraich...from the Glas river in Kill michael Glassary.' Also noted is that there is another Cille Mhicheil/Kilmichael which is Kilmichael Inverlussa in Knapdale [Cille Mhicheil Inbhir Lusa, Cnapadal] and that Iain Lom never spoke until he was seven...
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...
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, which reads 'Iain Lom seven years ere he walked'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 6 July 1892
Scope and Contents Notes written by William J. Watson including 'Oran na h-Aoise', notes on John MacCodrum, elegy on Sir James MacDonald of Sleat, a lament for Sir Donald MacDonald of Sleat (d.1678), 'Latha Inbhir Lochaidh', 'Cumha Mhontrois', 'Oran do Shiol Dughaill' and 'Murt na Ceapaich'. Also includes notes on poems of Iain Lom.
Dates: late 19th-early 20th century
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Iain Lom' collected from Duncan MacNiven, 'old schoolmaster', Cnoc na h-Aird, Taigh an Uillt/Taynuilt, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire which tells how the wife of a Campbell of Glasaruith in Killmhich[eil] [Kilmichael Glassary, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] was being harrassed by a 'cruiner' [tax-collector] in her husband's absence. Having complained to her husband he lay in wait for the tax-collector and when the tax-collector harrassed his wife he stabbed him but then fled north....
Dates: 6 July 1892