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MacBain, Alexander, 1855-1914 (Celtic Scholar)

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Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Central Highland Place Names, late 19th-early 20th century

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW28
Scope and Contents Notebook containing lists of central highland place names by Alexander MacBain. Also includes, on a loose leaf typescript sheet, a review of Mr W.M Drummond-Norie's, 'Loyal Lochaber'.
Dates: late 19th-early 20th century

Etymological Notes, 1890-1891

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW24
Scope and Contents 2 notebooks containing Etymological and Philological Notes by Alexander MacBain. Also included in notebook headed, 'Philological Notes', are a number of newspaper cuttings containing a report of the Hibbert Lectures, delivered by Professor Sir John Rhys (1840-1915) on 'The Origin and Growth of Religion as illustrated by Celtic Heathendom'.
Dates: 1890-1891

Miscellaneous Papers by Alexander MacBain, c.1880

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW29
Scope and Contents Series of loose leaf papers by Alexander MacBain, mostly connected with his student days at Aberdeen University. Contents include: an essay entitled, 'Study and Books', a Presidential Address by Alexander MacBain to the Celtic Society, 7 November 1879, debates on Universal Suffrage and Irish Land Agitation, an essay entitled, 'Separate Legislation for the Highlands', a Gaelic debate on the theme, 'Co aca bu choir an t-Seann Nollaig agus Callain', a number of poems, an essay on Relativity and a...
Dates: c.1880

Notebook, late 19th-early 20th century

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW19
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander MacBain of Inverness. It contains newspaper cutting of articles, written by Alexander MacBain, entitled 'The Gaelic Language: A Historical Sketch', 'Celtic and Old Gaelic Literature' and 'Old Gaelic Saga and Ballad Literature'.
Dates: late 19th-early 20th century

Philological Notes, late 19th-early 20th century

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW27
Scope and Contents Notebook containing philological notes by Alexander MacBain. Contents include notes on gaelic pronouns, prepositional pronouns, interrogatives, the article, compensatory lengthening and metathesis.
Dates: late 19th-early 20th century

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

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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...
Dates: late 19th-early 20th century