Watson, William John, 1865-1948 (Professor of Celtic)
Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Series of class lectures and class notes, written by William J. Watson. Includes a series of lectures on Scottish Gaelic Literature, a verse entitled 'Praise of Mary' from the Leabhar Breac, lists of place names in Perth, Forfar, Fife, and Dumbarton, a list of Scottish Saints and 4 pages of notes on Tiraphuir, Lismore, by Alexander Carmichael.
Scope and Contents Collection of class lectures, summary notes and records of class work delivered by William J. Watson. Material is typewritten, both original and carbon copies, with some handwritten notes. Includes Scottish Gaelic Literature 1500-, lecture summaries, Gaelic Language class material, literature, grammar, vocabulary notes, lists of essay titles for Session 1921-1922, Celtic Advanced paper, 13 March 1936 and notes on Gaelic Orthography.
Scope and Contents Series includes notes and glossary to William J. Watson's edition of selections from the Book of the Dean of Lismore (NLS 72.1.37): Scottish Verse from the Book of the Dean of Lismore (Edinburgh, 1937). Also correspondence, John Fraser (1882-1945), Professor of Celtic, Oxford, to William J. Watson concerning degree examination papers in Celtic, and unidentified folio of photostats and corresponding transcription.
Scope and Contents Collection of papers written by the Reverend Alexander Cameron, includes fragments of 'Clann Tuireann', 'Clan Calitin', and 'Tain Bo Cuailnge'. Also Laoidh Chlann Uisne, a transcription of a recording made 15 March 1867 from Donald MacPhee, smith, Breubhaig, Barra by Alexander Carmichael. There is a note at the end to 'the late John F. Campbell', implying that it was made when he was editing the Laoidh for the Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness xv...
Dates: late 19th century
Scope and Contents Collection of poems and related notes by William J. Watson. Titles include 'Lámh an fhir', 'Arand na n-aighedh n-imdha', 'A Shionnan Bhriain Bhóroimhe', 'Níor ghlac cliath colg no gunna', 'Fada atá mise an déidh cháich' , 'Beir mise leat', 'Maith an chairt', 'Gabh rem chomraigh' and 'Duanaire na sracaire'. These would have been gathered for Watson's Gaelic Poetry from the Book of the Dean of Lismore.
Dates: late 19th-early 20th century
Scope and Contents Series of letters from Dr Alan Orr Anderson to William J. Watson. The letters largely form a discussion on the origins of the Northern race, the origins of Scottish place names, and the origins of Gaelic words. Discussion is also made of vol ii of the publicationEarly sources of Scottish history, A.D. 500 to 1286, collected and translated by Alan Orr Anderson (Edinburgh, 1922). Also included are a series of genealogical charts of early medieval Scottish...
Dates: 04 Feb 1922-22 June 1928