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

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1868 to 16 June 1876

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...

Story about a man with two sweethearts, 27 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/59
Scope and Contents Story collected from Mary MacMillan, Lionacuidhe/Liniquie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist telling how a man chose between two sweethearts but the spurned got vengeance by stranding the wife on the rocks at An Leumaire-rua below Ru-thiorinnis [An Leumaire Ruadh and Rubha Thornais/Hornish Point]. The man then married the other woman but while she was milking and the song beginning 'Sin do chas dhomh hug o, Sin do lamh dhomh' he heard her and realised what had happened and left her. The informant...

Story about the Cailleachag bheag bhiara an fhasaich, 27 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/58
Scope and Contents Story about the Cailleach bheag bhiara an fhasach [Cailleach Bheur or nature goddess] collected from Mary MacMillan, Lionacuidhe/Liniquie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story is based on asking the little old woman questions the answers to which describe her connection between birds, plants, fish and animals and specific places. The text contains annotations and amendments and has been scored through in pencil and in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.