Carmichael, Mary Frances, c1843-1928
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Draft book dedication [by Alexander Carmichael to his wife Mary] 'The best of wives And the best of mothers The severest of critics but the warmest of friends Thee my beloved Mary'.
Extract of a diary written by Alexander Carmichael including part of a journey from Uibhist/Uist [to Edinburgh], 6 January 1872 to 10 January 1872
Scope and Contents Extract of a diary written by Alexander Carmichael including part of a journey from Uibhist/Uist towards Edinburgh. In it, Carmichael is pining for his pregnant wife Mary, who is in Edinburgh and is anxious about her health. It is clear that there has been a lack of correspondence between them causing each of them distress 'No letter no watch. God grant that she is well. Oh Mary Mary if you knew my suffer[in]g you would not thus treat me...God grant y[ou]r safe arriv[al] home my darling wife -...
Dates: 6 January 1872 to 10 January 1872
Scope and Contents 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
Scope and Contents Journal note about a visit to Cill-eibhinn, Crarae, Cumlodden [Cille Eibhinn/Killevin, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] which states 'Rev Duncan Campbell and his wife Mary & self visited this and took there rubbings in the dark.'
Dates: 10 August 1894
Scope and Contents Note about Alexander Carmichael's travel arrangements which reads 'Left Edinburgh to join Mary & children at Taigh an Uillt [Taynuilt, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] Saturday 6 Sep[tember] 1884 Train from Waverley Stat[ion] 12-25'.
Scope and Contents Note about Carmichael family visiting Glencreran and Glenure House [both] which reads 'In Glencreran from Tuesday 27th Sep[tember] till [-] inclusive. Mary & Self & Alic 1883. Visit[e]d Glenure House Wednesday 28th Sep[tember] 1883.'
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael and used by both him and another user, probably a family member. The most notable item relates to his son Eoghan leaving home for Africa. Items written by the other user appear to be quotations in preparation for a piece of written work. There are a number of quotations and sayings copied by Carmichael himself and a good number of names and addresses of people, probably all Gaels, living in Glasgow or Edinburgh, some of whom are noted as having...