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Found in 233 Collections and/or Records:

Description of Uamh 'n Talla Dheirg

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/49
Scope and Contents Description of Uamh 'n Talla Dheirg [Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] that it 'enters fr[om] the sea long dist[ance] natural [cave]'.
Dates: 1870 to 1872

Etymological and geographical note for Creaga Loisgte, 20 January 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/146
Scope and Contents Etymological and geographical note collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula stating that Creaga Loisgte got its name from being the place where kelp was first burnt, by an Irishman called Ruari na Luath. He had come to the islands to teach kelp-making. Hector says that this was the best place for giomaich and crubagan [lobster and crab] and that potatos and bere [barley] are now grown there. His wife's great...
Dates: 20 January 1871

Etymological note for the placename 'Tir Laidhgeann', c1893

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/85
Scope and Contents Etymological note for the placename 'Tir Laidhgeann', which reads 'Lathacan = Laithgeann = Tir Laidhgeann Lismore. Several saints of this name. See 121p[age] Book of Hymns.'
Dates: c1893

Etymological note on Dun Fraoin, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/68
Scope and Contents Etymological note which reads 'Dun Fraoin is so cal[led] from Fraon one of the Feinne.' [Dùn Fraoin, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire.]
Dates: September 1870

Etymological note on 'Glas' as 'water' and 'Dubh-ghlas' for 'Douglas', c1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/109
Scope and Contents Etymological note on 'Glas' as 'water' and 'Dubh-ghlas' for 'Douglas', including mentions of 'Anaghlas = milk and water' and 'Glas-sheile = water brash' and a note that there is a 'Dubh-ghlas in Leanndaidh Lennox where some say Arthur fought his 3[r]d 4th and 5th battles.' [Douglas Water, Siorrachd Dhùn Breatainn/Dunbartonshire]
Dates: c1892

Etymological note which reads 'Obair-reithinn = Aberdeen, the work of Reithin', March 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/21
Scope and Contents Etymological note which reads 'Obair-reithinn = Aberdeen, the work of Reithin'.
Dates: March 1867

Etymology for the place Dullan Water, Aberdeenshire, October 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/77
Scope and Contents Etymology for the place Dullan Water, Aberdeenshire, noting that its meaning is 'dullan being from dubh black and alan water black'.
Dates: October 1892

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1887

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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...
Dates: 1887

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

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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.
Dates: 14 November 1873 to 10 April 1875

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1872-1893

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The marjority of the notebook relates to material collected in Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire but there are a number of loose leaves at the end which contain an account of a journey from Uibhist/Uist through An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, during which time his wife, Mary is in Edinburgh and is pregnant. There are eight blank folios at the end of the notebook. Much of the material in this notebook was collected from Duncan...
Dates: c1872-1893