MacNiven, Duncan, 1804-1895 (Donnachadh Phadruig | schoolmaster | Airds | Taynuilt | Argyllshire)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The marjority of the notebook relates to material collected in Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire but there are a number of loose leaves at the end which contain an account of a journey from Uibhist/Uist through An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, during which time his wife, Mary is in Edinburgh and is pregnant. There are eight blank folios at the end of the notebook. Much of the material in this notebook was collected from Duncan...
Scope and Contents Proverb probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire beginning 'Bogh[a] dh iur Eas[ragain], Sioda na Gaillbhi[nn]' and a note which reads 'He thinks Baile na Gailbhi - that the string came from here.' [Baile nan Gaillean is thought to be Dùn Chailleann/Dunkeld, Siorramachd Pheairt/Perthshire]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 6 July 1892
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'A sniamh mo chuigeil, A sniamh mo chuigeil', collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: October 1892
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Iain Lom' collected from Duncan MacNiven, 'old schoolmaster', Cnoc na h-Aird, Taigh an Uillt/Taynuilt, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire which tells how the wife of a Campbell of Glasaruith in Killmhich[eil] [Kilmichael Glassary, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] was being harrassed by a 'cruiner' [tax-collector] in her husband's absence. Having complained to her husband he lay in wait for the tax-collector and when the tax-collector harrassed his wife he stabbed him but then fled north....
Dates: 6 July 1892