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Currie, Donald, c1826- (crofter | Islay)

 Person

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1887

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael probably while he lived at 31, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, as this address is written in ink on the first folio. Written on the inside front cover but heavily scored is text which reads 'Mrs Malcolm MacLeod, [- Islay], widow of Mal[colm] MacLeod [Loch-]. The majority of the notebook contains material collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/ Islay relating folklore and natural history about the birds, fish, shellfish and animals found in and...
Dates: 1887

Note about the birds 'croman fion', 'croman rua', 'corrghrieach' and 'crotach' [possibly snipes, heron and plover], June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/35
Scope and Contents Note about the birds 'croman fion', 'croman rua', 'corrghrieach' and 'crotach' [possibly red kite, hen harrier, heron and curlew] probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay, regarding the best time to spot them.
Dates: June 1887

Note about the hunting habits of hawks, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/29
Scope and Contents Note about the hunting habits of hawks probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay. It mentions the spear[a]g, an t-seabh[ag]-rua and an t-seabhag ghorm [sparrowhawk, red hawk or falcon and peregrine falcon] and the sizes of birds they will or will not attempt to kill. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887

Story about a child abducted by an eagle, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/51
Scope and Contents Story about a child abducted by an eagle collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Baile Meadhanach/Ballymeanach, Ìle/Islay, which tells how a Colbhasa/Colonsay woman left her child rolled in a blanket on the ground while at the sheiling, but it was lifted by an eagle which carried it to Islay and laid it down on a hillock, which Donald's grandfather was hiding behind. The story concludes that 'The child screamed.'
Dates: June 1887

Story about a hawk hunting rock pigeons, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/30
Scope and Contents Story about a hawk hunting rock pigeons probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay. Donald tells how John Maconail, W Eilestra [Aolstradh an Iar/Wester Ellister] saw a blue hawk [peregrine falcon] chasing rock pigeons at Eileastra [Port Ellister], striking one, which fell to the ground, John picked it up and it flew high again, the hawk struck another pigeon which fell straight down, the hawk pursuing it with 'treme[ndous] swirl making straight upon her he jerked a little aside....
Dates: June 1887