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

 Person

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

The Carmichael-Watson Collection

 Fonds
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...

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

 Item
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.

Topographical, lexicographical, etc. notes, c early 20th century

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW8
Scope and Contents Includes lists of place-names from numerous sources, including Adaman's 'Vita Columbae', the 'Book of the Dean of Lismore' and Hogan's 'Onomasticon'.

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

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW9
Scope and Contents Notebook and inserts containing topographical notes by W.J. Watson. Contains place-names and topographical notes from a number of publications including The Book of Clanranald edited by Alexander MacBain (Inverness, 1893) and The Book of Deer Alexander MacBain (Inverness, c. 1890). Also numerous lists of place names supplied by various informants, transcriptions of 4 charms and a copy of Rental of Forfeited Estate of the Late Earl of...