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MacPherson, James, 1736-1796 ('Ossian MacPherson' | writer)


Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Article: 'The Gaelic text of Ossian'. By Donald Mackinnon, Late 19th or early 20th century

Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/31
Scope and Contents In this handwritten draft of an article, Mackinnon discusses the 'Works of Ossian', published originally in 1765.
Dates: Late 19th or early 20th century

Article: 'The Ossianic Controversy'. By Donald Mackinnon, Late 19th or early 20th century

Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/34
Scope and Contents In this article, Mackinnon discusses whether Ossian is a valuable component of Gaelic and Scottish literature, and whether MacPherson deserves the praise or disdain often afforded him. This article will provide interesting insights on Victorian perspectives.
Dates: Late 19th or early 20th century

Letter signed by Hugh Blair, March 1763, referring to Macpherson

Identifier: Coll-1405
Scope and Contents The letter signed by Hugh Blair to 'Dear Sir' (which may be his publisher, Becket, or De Hondt) expresses delight at the newly-published Temora which he thinks should boost sales of his own dissertation on Ossian. He writes that he has 'now Read Temora, from which I expect Ossian will reap additional Honour and You some profit. It is in Several respects Superior to Fingal; it is more full and particular, it is a more Complete Story'. he has learned too that 'the Sale...
Dates: 1763

Notes on Gaelic scholars, Late 19th or early 20th century

Identifier: Coll-98/1/1/37
Scope and Contents Probably a script for a lecture on Celtic scholars, some of which are listed in the agents section of this record. There may be other scholars in the document who have not been added to the record.
Dates: Late 19th or early 20th century

'Ossian: Macpherson's', Late 19th or early 20th century

Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/15
Scope and Contents This notebook contains an essay or description or account of the characters, Ossian and Fionn, especially through Macpherson's portraits, and with some comparison to the folkloric tradition in both Ireland and Scotland.
Dates: Late 19th or early 20th century

'Ossian: The three Feinns', Late 19th or early 20th century

Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/14
Scope and Contents An essay on Fionn's band of warriors, the Feinn, mentioned in Macpherson's Ossianic tales.
Dates: Late 19th or early 20th century

Story entitled' 'Lamertine and Ossian', 10 January 1865

Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/8
Scope and Contents Story entitled' 'Lamertine and Ossian' collected from 'the kind hearted' Father [James] Mac Grigor RCP [Roman Catholic Priest], Ardchaoinnich [Ă€ird Choinnich/Ardkenneth, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] in which Lamertine [Alphonse de Lamartine], when asked if he thought the poems of Ossian published by James MacPherson were forgeries or not, replied that 'MacPherson was as capable of the poems of Ossian as he was of forging the hills and dales of the Scottish Highlands.'
Dates: 10 January 1865

'The Gaelic Text of Macpherson's 'Ossian'', 1906

Identifier: Coll-98/1/2/4
Scope and Contents The script or notes for a lecture on the Gaelic text of Macpherson's 'Ossian'
Dates: 1906