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Sayings

 Subject
Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Custom about a blessing stone on Bernara an Easpuig, 8 August 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/37
Scope and Contents Custom collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about a blessing stone on Bernara an Easpuig [Beàrnaraigh/Berneray] that it was in a stone font in the graveyard and that people who were afraid would go and stroke it. There is also a note about the bishop's house that it 'was up till late and the stone upon which he rested his book while read[ing] is there still.' The custom is preceded by a short saying 'Bean Chaluim Chille am Miulay. Bean Naomh Mòire am Bearnara.'

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 14 November 1873 to 10 April 1875

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW111
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Of the ninety-three folios in the notebook, only twenty-two have been used.

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1887

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael probably while he lived at 31, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, as this address is written in ink on the first folio. Written on the inside front cover but heavily scored is text which reads 'Mrs Malcolm MacLeod, [- Islay], widow of Mal[colm] MacLeod [Loch-]. The majority of the notebook contains material collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/ Islay relating folklore and natural history about the birds, fish, shellfish and animals found in and...

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1883 to 1887

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected mostly in An Apainn/Appin and Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. A large proportion of the stories and biographical information about Appin was collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, who was known as Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair. Amongst the material collected from Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair are proverbs, sayings, customs, stories about local figures and families and historic anecdotes. The other main...

List of sayings about different saints' days, 20 November 1873

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/13
Scope and Contents List of sayings about different saints days on which different manual tasks should be started or carried out such as ' Di daoine La Chal[uim-chille] chaoimh etc' [Diardaoin Latha Chaluim Chille chaoimh], La Bealtain light fires'.

Saying beginning 'Deir Columcille leinn (ruinn?)', c1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/130
Scope and Contents Saying beginning 'Deir Columcille leinn (ruinn?) Gu ifrionn gu brath nach rachadh an fial' possibly collected from 'old John Dillon' [Carmichael puts a question mark next to Dillon's name].