MacNiven, Duncan, 1804-1895 (Donnachadh Phadruig | schoolmaster | Airds | Taynuilt | Argyllshire)
Found in 2 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 Story collected from Duncan Macniven, 'old schoolmaster', Cnoc na h-Aird, Taynuilt [Taigh an Uillt, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] about the 'Ceathirne-Choill' [ceatharnach-coille or outlaws] and how they were killed with a sword by Fear Bhail an deor [Fear Bhaile an Deòir, Baile an Deòra/Balindore] around an oak beam [sail dharaich] 'because they dwelt in the woods'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 6 July 1892