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

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Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

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

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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.

Correspondence between Dr Alan Orr. Anderson and W.J. Watson, 04 Feb 1922-22 June 1928

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW373
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...

Lewis Place names, late 19th-early 20th century

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW18
Scope and Contents Notebook containing lists of Lewis place names, compiled by William John Watson. Also inside the book is an Edinburgh Celtic Union booklet, session 1937-1938.

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

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW11
Scope and Contents Folder containing miscellaneous papers and notes by W.J. Watson. Items include a paper on 'Some Interactions between English and Gaelic' , lists of place names, correspondence with the Burgh Surveyor's Office, Perth, concerning a site in Strathtay, a list of 'Saints in Adamnan's Life of Columba', a newspaper clipping from the Times Literary Supplement July 12, 1923, entitled 'Scottish Place Names', and an essay entitled 'The Early Church in the North'.

Skye Place Names. District of Trotternish. Parishes of Kilmuir and Stenscholl., late 19th-early 20th century

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW375
Scope and Contents Article by an unknown writer or author, entitled, 'Skye Place Names. District of Trotternish, Parishes of Kilmuir and Stenscholl'. W.J. Watson gave prizes on various occasions for the best lists of place names submitted to National Mods under the auspices of An Comunn Gaidhealach. This article was an entry to the Special Literary Competition No. 40.

The writer uses the pen name 'Scia'.

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

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW12
Scope and Contents Notebook containing Topographical and other notes by W.J. Watson. The book, which belonged to Ewen MacLachlan, contains 'Seachran Fhiachra Mhie Bhradaigh' and 'Aisling Fhiachra Mhic Bhradaigh', both written by Ewen MacLachlan. Also lists of early Scottish names, land measures, prehistoric tables, lists of Irish Saints, list of the Christian Kings of Ulster, 'Book of Armagh' extracts, superstitions, a register of pictish place names and notes on Gaelic in Galloway.