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Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW115

Scope and Contents

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael principally containing material collected on Eilean Leòdhais/ Isle of Lewis. The main informants were Angus Gunn and his daughter Ann MacDonald from Dail bho Thuath/North Dell and Dail bho Dheas/South Dell respectively, who sang songs relating to Christmas and explained associated customs. They also told Carmichael stories about the temples found around Nis/Ness and about St Ronan. In addition, the notebook contains notes on winter customs, stories about Ròna/North Rona, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty, and fairy lore also from the Nis/Ness area.


  • Creation: 1873

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Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


12 folios ; 17 x 21cm