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Placenames

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

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

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 of Alexander Carmichael, 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...

Place-name and archaeological notes relating to Loisgcintir [Losgaintir/Luskentyre], 7 July 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/2
Scope and Contents Place-name and archaeological notes relating to Loisgcintir [Losgaintir/Luskentyre, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] made on a journey with Rev Donald MacKintosh, priest, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Mr Archie MacRae, Huisinis, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, observing a small old building on 'Tar'cul (cal?) Taigh Mhic Loaig [deleted]' noting that the place-name elements Lusk and Lisk are common in Scotland and in Denmark and how Mr Don[ald] MacRae remembers that when he was ten years old his ploughman...

Placename note for Uamh Fear Bhearnaray and accompanying story, 13 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/88
Scope and Contents Place-name note for Uamh Fear Bhearnaray [uamh Fear Bhearnaraigh] that it is 'where he his when aft[er] the downfall of the Prince' [Bonnie Prince Charlie] and that it is 'at Liùr and Leab an Amhaistear'. The story tells how he asked his servant for a gun while they were being pursued but the servant refused him the gun as there was 'only 1 ball left' and he wanted to wait until the enemy was nearer but Fear Bheàrnaraigh grabbed the gun and shot it anyway, breaking the oars just as the boat...