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Watson, William John, 1865-1948 (Professor of Celtic)


Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Class lectures and related notes, written by W.J. Watson, 1880s

Identifier: Coll-97/CW374
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.
Dates: 1880s

Collection of poems and notes by W.J. Watson, late 19th-early 20th century

Identifier: Coll-97/CW371
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

Notes by W.J. Watson, late 19th-early 20th century

Identifier: Coll-97/CW408
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

Notes on Geoffrey Keating, 1937

Identifier: Coll-97/CW409
Scope and Contents Notes by William J. Watson on Geoffrey Keating and the Stories from Keating. Also notes on the Seann Sgoil from Rosg Gaidhlig (Glasgow, 1915 & 1929)
Dates: 1937

The Carmichael-Watson Collection

Identifier: Coll-97
Scope and Contents The Carmichael-Watson Collection consists of papers belonging to the Reverend Alexander Cameron of Arran, Alexander Carmichael, civil servant and folklorist, Alexander MacBain of Inverness, and Professor William John Watson and his son James Carmichael Watson, along with books and papers belonging to the Reverend Charles Robertson of Jura, the Reverend Angus MacDonald, the Reverend Archibald MacDonald and the Reverend Father Allan McDonald of Eriskay. These include: invocations...
Dates: 18th century - mid 20th century