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Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW154

Scope and Contents

Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the front inside cover with 'Alexander Arch[ibal]d Carmichael H. M. Inland Revenue. Iocar, South Uist 27th April 1872 No IV' [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas] Printed on the front cover are the words 'General Entry Book No, 247'. The book contains five stories 'Clann Uisne', 'Torac na Taine', 'Rocabarraidh', 'Cugarbhad, Righ nan Cat' and an untitled story about a cockerel and a fox, collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula and Barraigh/Isle of Barra from John MacNeil, Isle of Barra; Peter Morrison, Benbecula; Duncan MacLellan, Neil MacEachan and Janet Campbell, all from South Uist. Two of the stories were written down by Robert Urquhart, a preventive officer and colleague of Alexander Carmichael's. Of the 91 folios in the volume, only 30 have been used.


  • Creation: 1872

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


91 folios ; 31.5cm x 21.5cm

Physical Location


Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm: Mic.Dup.1146/6

Related Materials

See also Coll-97/CW 114 for an original recording of 'Eachdraidh Chlann Uisne'; Coll-97/CW434 for notes on the work; and Coll-97/CW437 for a polished version.

Repository Details

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