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Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 20 March 1871 to 16 June 1876

Identifier: Coll-97/CW119

Scope and Contents

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the front inside cover with 'Alexander A. Carmichael (of Lismore) Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N Uist 20th March 1871' [Lios Mòr, Earra Ghàidheal and Loch nam Madadh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. On the first folio he titles the notebook 'Scrap Book No 13, Antiquities &c'. The thirteen and et cetera symbol have been written in pencil, while the rest of the text is in ink. Two ticks are marked at the top of the page in pencil and a note in pencil reads 'Muileartach p 113', indicating the transcription of the Fenian ballad 'A Mhuillearstach' within the notebook. The pages of the notebook were stamped in ink but were subsequently scored out and foliated.


  • Creation: 20 March 1871 to 16 June 1876

Language of Materials

English, Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


1 volume ; 17 x 20.5 cm

Physical Location


Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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