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Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:
Copy of a manuscript about the family of Mac Iain vic Hemish [Donald MacDonald, Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais] and accompanying note, 9 April 1866
Scope and Contents Copy of a manuscript about Mac Iain vic Hemish [Donald MacDonald, Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais] originally written by James MacDonald at Kalin [Ceallan/Kallin, Griomsaigh/Grimsay] June 1837. The text describes Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais's prowess as a warrior from an early age including his involvement in the Battle of Cuilen in Skye [An Cuilthionn/Cuillin, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] where he killed the MacLeod of Gesto. There is also a detailed account of a raid by MacLeods of Harris on...
Dates: 9 April 1866
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,...
Dates: c1868 to 16 June 1876
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, noted as being 'Bought at St Columb, Cornwall, 30 Nov[ember] 1864 pr[ice] 2/3'. The back inside cover contains a note probably collected as part of excise duties which reads 'Rod[erick] MacPhie Mast of boat 21.8 [-] 1.2½ [-]'. The notebook contains one insertion. The majority of the notebook contains lore relating to Miùlaigh/Mingulay mostly collected from Roderick MacNeil, crofter, aged 88, known as Ruairidh an Rùma. Roderick MacNeil also...
Dates: 1864 to
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story about a wrongfully imprisoned man. The man is asked by the king to fight a bully, who has come into the kingdom challenging everyone, for which the man asks for particular food including a bannock, butter and eggs. On meeting the bully, he caught him by the hand 'and pulled it off from the shoulder' having previously beaten him at other feats of strength. A page has been removed from the note book (probably contemporaneously) before this entry.
Scope and Contents Fragment of L[aoidh] Muilleartaich [Laoidh Muileartach] beginning 'Bha e mar illibhinn aillibhinn chreag, Mar streadharnan ainibheasach thugain'. The song is composed of two verses of four lines each and was written first in pencil and then written over in ink.
Scope and Contents Fragment of the poem 'A Mhuilearteach Bhuide' [The Yellow Muilearteach] beginning 'os cionn a crannaig Bha 9 slaie saiste sios'. The verses correlate approximately with the final verses given in John Francis Campbell's Popular Tales of the West Highlands, vol 3. Carmichael notes that the informant 'Heard this fr[om] his fath[er] (Iain ban mac Neil Mac Gilliallain[)]'.
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'A Mhuillearstach' collected from Donald Maclellan or Donl mac Iain bhain ic Neil, aged 84 years S[outh] Hacleit, Benbecula, S[out] Uist [Haclait/Hacklet, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning ''S la dha'n Fheinn eir Tullach Eirinn, 'S i g amharc Eirinn ma timicheall'. The song is composed of two hundred and four lines, two of which have been written in pencil transversely, probably after the whole text had been written. A preamble to the story is given...
Dates: 20 October 1871
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Earraghain Mor' collected from Doul mac an tShaoir [Donald MacIntyre, catechist, Àird/Aird, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] beginning 'La[tha] do Phad[raig] na chuirt, Gun sailm na nigh'. A note written in different ink across the initial lines of text reads 'Trans[cribed] B[ook] II p[-] Nov[ember] 16 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael].'
Dates: 21 March 1867 to 16 November 1869
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Moladh Ghoill Fionn' Don'al mac Dho'uil ic Thearlaich [Donald MacIntyre, catechist, Àird/Aird, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] beginning 'Aird aigne Ghoill fear cog. Fhin[n], Laoch leoin lòin ful. nac tim' and is poem composed of fifteen lines. Carmichael notes that he heard the story from John MacInnes, Smeircleit/Smercleit, uibhist a Deas/South Uist who told him the previous poem, and that MacIntyre 'himself is about 70 or 71'.
Dates: 21 March 1867
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Moladh Ghoill le Fionn' collected from Donul Mac a Phie [Donald MacPhee], smith, Breubhaig, Barraidh [Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'Ard aigni Ghoill, fear cogai Fhinn, Laoch leothai lonn fulanach nach tinn.' The poem is composed of fifteeen lines and a transverse note written across the text reads 'Copy sent to the Rev Arch[ibal]d Clerk, Killmallie Manse Jan[uar]y 6th 1869'.
Dates: 14 March 1867 to 6 January 1869