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Morrison, John, c1811-1888 (ground officer | Lingreabhagh | Isle of Harris)


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 14 November 1873 to 10 April 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111
Scope and Contents

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Of the ninety-three folios in the notebook, only twenty-two have been used.

Dates: 14 November 1873 to 10 April 1875

Story entitled 'Great fight', March 1874

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/74
Scope and Contents Story collected from John Morrison, ground officer, Lingreabhagh/Lingerbay, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, entitled 'Great fight', telling of the fight in Caolas na Hearadh/Sound of Harris] between Campbeltown [Ceann Loch Chille Chiarain, Cinn Tìre/Kintyre] and Leith herring boats during the herring fishing of Charles II's reign, in which many men were killed from all over Britian and buried in Neartey, Sarstay, Cheesbay, Huarsay, Ortersay, Heamatry and Ta'ay [Nàrstaigh, Sàrstaigh, Bàgh a'...
Dates: March 1874

Story entitled 'Loch Utramal', March 1874

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/73
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Loch Utramal' [Loch Udromuil Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] collected from John Morrison, ground officer, describing it as a large lake near Airdsleave [Àird Shlèibhe] where his father told him that during hard frost thick ice on the loch was broken right through and a pathway made from shore to island noting that it 'must have been made by animal 40 y[ea]rs ago'. The story also tells how a woman saw a strange looking animal moving among her cattle one morning, the animal was...
Dates: March 1874

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Cattle 2
Fishing 2
Lingreabhagh Isle of Harris Inverness-shire Scotland 2
North Uist Inverness-shire Scotland 2
Archaeology 1