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Murdoch, John, 1818-1903 (journalist and customs and excise official)


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Article entitled 'Island of Barra', 16 December 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW394
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Article about the Island of Barra written by William Arbuckle. It would appear that the article was sent to John Murdoch at the Highlander Office in Inverness.

Also included is a newspaper cutting which contains an article concerning the Clan origin of Lord Clyde.

Dates: 16 December 1873

'Fisher Weddings in Golspie', 1863

Identifier: Coll-97/CW451
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Notes on the weddings of the 'Fisher folk at Golspie' sent to John Murdoch, Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland in December 1863. Appears to be in response to a piece in the 'Northern Ensign' newspaper.

Dates: 1863

Journal account of departure of Eoghan Carmichael's departure for Africa, 6 May 1893 to 13 May 1893

Identifier: Coll-97/CW126g/1
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Journal account written by Alexander Carmichael of the departure of his son Eoghan for Africa describing seeing him off at Waverley Station, Edinburgh, noting who met him in London and that he set sail on the 'SS Scot' from London, England for Chinde, East Africa [Mozambique]. Of his departure, Carmichael writes 'Poor darling boy! We shall not see him at the soonest for five years - perhaps never. God alone knows. This is the first break in the family.'

Dates: 6 May 1893 to 13 May 1893

'Mar a mharbh Cu-chullainn a mhac Connlaoch' [How Cu-chullainn killed his son Connlaoch], c 1860-1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW462
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Tale 'Mar a mharbh Cu-chullainn a mhac Connlaoch' recorded at Port Charlotte, Islay in July 1860 from 'Padraig Buidhe' [whose real name was Peter Anderson, Coultorsay, Islay]. A note from 1866 discusses the reciter and the tale, and another note from 1872 states that the tale was intended for 'Mr. Campbell of Islay' [John Francis Campbell], but perhaps 'Mr. Murdoch' [John Murdoch] would like it in writing for the Gaelic Society of Inverness.

Dates: c 1860-1872

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Africa 1
Africa, East 1
Biography 1
Chinde Zambezia Mozambique 1
Clans (Scotland) 1