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Found in 132 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael but also used by John Ewen MacRury. The front cover bears a sticker which reads 'Gaelic Notes 1894-5. (Collection of traditions, tales, etc. by Alexander Carmichael (?). Many pages cancelled, indicating publication.) [Carmichael Watson Collection]'. The flyleaf reads 'Gaelic Notes, 1894-5' and the rear flyleaf contains a jotting which reads 'Wishing Guidhe'. The beginning of the notebook contains field notes made by Carmichael in Uibhist a Deas/South...
Dates: 12 September 1890 to 1895
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael and used by both him and another user, probably a family member. The most notable item relates to his son Eoghan leaving home for Africa. Items written by the other user appear to be quotations in preparation for a piece of written work. There are a number of quotations and sayings copied by Carmichael himself and a good number of names and addresses of people, probably all Gaels, living in Glasgow or Edinburgh, some of whom are noted as having...
Scope and Contents Notes and sayings connected to decision-making possibly collected from a Mrs MacDonald [identity and location unspecified] or inspired by a conversation with her recorded as, 'Mrs MacDon[ald] said the caus[es] were mom[ents] of folly. I doubt if were not re[a]s[on] as g[rea]t mo[ments] of folly every day.' He refers to the remark made by Captain Thomas about [the lazine[ss] of people to invest[ing] in his work of the Outer Hebri[de]s'. The quotes which follow relate to the farmer's...
Scope and Contents 'Old Phrase' written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula which reads 'An callach glucamach stucannach stachannach'.
Scope and Contents Phrase which reads 'Nighean-dugh na suidhe = The last daughter who gets married in the house.' The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Phrase which reads 'Nuair bha mise tor air Tomas gha mi gaol' collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann].
Dates: 24 June 1887
Scope and Contents Poem writte down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula beginning 'Coin air loina, Eich air thaoda'. Text has been scored through in pencil.
Scope and Contents Proverb which reads 'Is fhurasda buile an t-seann laoich [fhein air] 12 young [heroes]'. The text is difficult to read and each line has been scored through horizontally.
Dates: June 1887