Morrison, Kenneth, c1800-1864 (mason | Trien | Isle of Skye)
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Fragment of a story entitled 'Mac Coinnich agus Mac Leoid', c1862
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story entitled 'Mac Coinnich agus Mac Leoid' [MacKenzie and MacLeod], probably collected from Kenneth Morrison, Trien/Trithean, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye. The story tells how MacKenzie sent a messenger to MacLeod with a letter asking for a date and place to have a battle in Maom Ratagain [Màm Ratagan, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire]. MacLeod was shelling shellfish into a plaid when the messenger found him but on hearing the message MacLeod quickly picked up his...
Story about the MacQueen brothers at Talamh-sgeir, c1862
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Kenneth Morrison, Trien/Trithean, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye about two MacQueen brothers at Talamh-sgeir [Talaisgeir/Talisker]. One of them had a colt, which the other one wanted to buy for twenty pounds Scots. The brother refused but said he would take a pound sterling for it which was worth more than twenty pounds Scots. Following the story is a list of monetary values, which is incomplete, but includes 'Plang = 1 3/4 d' and 'Bonn a h-oc = 1/8 of ½d'.
Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1860 to c1866
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The majority of the volume has been used but intermittently there are groups of blank folios. Carmichael appears to have written in the book in the 1860s creating sections of different genres at different stages in the volume, with pages left blank in between to fill up appropriately. In about 1875 he has then used some of these blank pages to transcribe notes and stories but has not kept to the genres sections he initially created. The...
Dates: 1860 to c1866