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Currie, Donald, c1826- (crofter | Islay)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1887

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 bird 'Bru deargan', June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/25
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay about the bird 'Bru deargan' [Bru-dearg or robin redbreast] that it is not seen on the island until the end of the autumn and that his daughter found one in a hedge the previous year [1876]. He notes his call as being 'Hing "hingadale", Drig drig "hingadale"'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887