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


Found in 10 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

James Macpherson, Esq., 1775

Identifier: Coll-10/7/97
Scope and Contents

James Macpherson, Esq.. Line engraving. 1775. Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792, Artist; Sherwin, J. K. (John Keyse), 1751-1790, Engraver.

Note: Pencil annotation on album page: 'Born at Kingussie'.

Dates: 1775

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...
Dates: 1763

Notebook No.155, January 1848- May 1848

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 6: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/155
Scope and Contents This black notebook contains a record of Charles Lyell’s discussions, ideas, and recordings when in London, starting in January 1848 and including some focus on ’Americana’ before his second travels in American was published in 1849. The first pages (and from p 78] are notes on pages and references relating to the other American notebooks - which could be publishing related or organisational. It covers conversations, queries, and discussions he started in America including geological,...
Dates: January 1848- May 1848

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 [Àird 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

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Archival Object 9
Collection 1
Ossian 5
Scottish Gaelic literature 3
Fionn MacCumhail 2
Mythology, Celtic 2
Celtic studies 1