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Campbell, John Francis, 1821-1885 (folklorist and polymath)


Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Account of a trip to Ìle/ Islay entitled 'Iain Og Ile', 3 June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/4
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Account of a trip to Ìle/ Islay entitled 'Iain Og Ile' in which Alexander Carmichael describes how he travelled there and his meeting with the Marquis of Lorne before the inauguration of the monument to Iain Òg Ìle [John Francis Campbell of Islay]. He notes the afterdinner speakers, describing his own speech as 'a bungled affair', and also describes Islay House, noting the gardener as Thomas Hill and his connections with the Campbells of Islay.

Dates: 3 June 1887

'Laoidh nan Ceann', c.1867-1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW436
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Fragmentary text of 'Laoidh nan Ceann', recorded from Donald Macintyre on 22 March 1867. Remarks later added by J.F. Campbell on 15 July 1872.

Dates: c.1867-1872

'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

Note of a request for 'Mary of Callart', 15 August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/7
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Note which reads 'Get Campbell of Islay to send Mary of Callart'.

Dates: 15 August 1883

Notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1856-1880

Identifier: Coll-97/CW109
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael made up of three excise notebooks marked 'Journal', 'Account Current' and 'Bills Receivable'/'Bills Payable' and a single folio. The first book is marked on the front with 'Carbost June 13 1861 Alexander Carmichael' [Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye].The second book is inscribed with the same text on the front cover and the inside front covers reads 'Alasdair A Mac 'Illemhicheil Cillendraisd, Liosmor' [Cill Anndrais/Killandrist, Lios...
Dates: 1856-1880

'Sgeulacd air Fionn Mac Dhughail' (Sgeulachd air Fionn MacCumhail) [A story about Fionn MacCumhail], c 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW426
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Tale beginning 'Mharbh seanathair Fhionn athair Fhionn, agut thug muimme Fhionn lea a mhathair, nuair a bha i trom air Fionn dhionnsuidh eilean air eagel gu marbhadh a sheanathair e' recorded by an unknown writer. A note by John Francis Campbell dated 4 October 1871 identifies various incidents in the tale and comments on the transcriber.

Dates: c 1870

Song beginning 'A drum a du a du a de' [A Diddle for a Tinker's Wedding] and accompanying note, 27 July 1904

Identifier: Coll-97/CW178/35
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'A drum a du a du a de' [A Diddle for a Tinker's Wedding] and accompanying note probably collected from Margaret Campbell nee Stewart or her husband Andrew Campbell, Easter Bohespic or Over Bohespic, Siorrachd Pheairt/Perthshire. The song is composed of a four line chorus and four verses of four lines each. A vocabulary note explains the final line of the chorus 'Hurra the naikains waddin O' as 'Naikin = Tinker'. The additional note states that Andrew Campbell is a grandson of...
Dates: 27 July 1904

Story about John Francis Campbell speaking to a girl in Gaelic in Poolewe, c1892

Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/83
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Story telling how when a young John Francis Campbell lived in Pool House at Poolewe [Poll-iùbh, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] he met a girl who was carrying seaweed in a creel. In Gaelic she said 'A Dhia nach robh thu posda agam!' [Lord! If only you were my husband!'] and was so taken aback when he replied in Gaelic that she dropped her creel and ran away and never went near the house again.

Dates: c1892

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Tales 6
Folklore 4
Family History 2
Islay Argyllshire Scotland 2
Mythology, Celtic 2