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Currie, Donald, c1826- (crofter | Islay)

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Found in 3 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 partridge, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/28
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay about the partridge which reads 'Partri[d]ge Can quite run the peopl[e] Reachlain Iris' [Reachlainn/Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland]. The meaning of the note is unclear.
Dates: June 1887

Story about geese on Ìle/Islay and vocabulary note, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/36
Scope and Contents Story about geese on Ìle/Islay collected from Donald Currie, crofter there, telling how he once ''sneaked behi[nd] [a] dyke to see how near he could get to geese in a pool - tame geese.' One goose stood separately on a knoll but was struck in the face by several flaps by another goose. which went back to the pool afterwards. 'The chastened goose roared out for long aft[er]. Never attemp[ed] to move'. Donald adds that 'Geese go to Loch Dearg in Ire[land] from this' [Lough Derg, County Donegal]....
Dates: June 1887