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Benbecula Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Archaeological and other notes, c.1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW429
Scope and Contents Notes by Alexander Carmichael, perhaps the draft of an article, on various topics including Borve Castle in Benbecula; shell-mounds; the 'Good John of Islay' and his wife; 'Teampull na Trionaid'; ruins at Cairinish; the castle of the Clanranalds. Refers to an article by 'Captain Feilden' from the 'Proceedings of the Natural History Society of Glasgow'.
Dates: c.1870

Field and transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1867

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW113
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing field and transcribed material. The notebook is inscribed on the front inside cover with the following: 'Scrap Book MS No1 Alex[ander] Carmichael (of Lismore) Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist] 1864'. On the recto side of the fly leaf is written 'Angus MacDonald Staoinebrig tale teller' and on the verso side of the fly leaf is written 'Bought at Drew's Saint columb Cornwall this 17 day of Nov[ember] 1864 A. A. Carmichael p2/3'....
Dates: 1864-1867

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Written on the inside front cover is '2/9 1870. Oban' and on the flyleaf is '[deleted: Twas] Friday 2 Sep[tember]. 1870. 12 noon from Ob[an]'. Folios 1-3r and 75r to 117v are blank. The text on folio 3v and 4r and 4v is written updside down and is later text (29 January 1875). The contents are in two distinct sections, the first being material collected on Lios Mòr/Lismore and the second being material collected in South Uist. Much of the...
Dates: 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1864 to

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114
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

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...
Dates: 1887

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1874, 1877 and 1891

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing songs, poems, tales, names, vocabulary and expressions collected in the Outer Hebrides [Na h-Eileanan an Iar]. The first part of the volume contains transcriptions taken as Carmichael listened to informants in 1877 while the second part appears to be copies of previous transcriptions of material collected by Carmichael and Rev Malcolm MacPhail in 1874 and written into the notebook in 1891. Amongst the material is a version of the lament...
Dates: 1874, 1877 and 1891

Fragment of a poem beginning 'Is mithich dhuinn nis bhi triall' and accompanying note, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/146
Scope and Contents Fragment of a poem beginning 'Is mithich dhuinn nis bhi triall, As Barra Chrian nach d fhas pailt' and accompanying note which reads 'Sligean [shell] used for drinking Creachain used on Sunday in on top of Ruaival by Prof Blackie Mr Jolly + self.'
Dates: June 1887

Journal entry on visit to the manse at Musdale, 10 June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/101
Scope and Contents Journal entry on visit to the manse at Musdale which reads 'Left Kilean Kintire [Killean, Cinn Tìre/Kintyre, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] at 8 am 10 June 1887 Rev Don[ald] Macdonald (Nunton) [Baile nan Cailleach, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] not at home his mother + sister here. Met Miss Colville + her brother at Manse - Musdale [Mùsdal/Musdale].'
Dates: 10 June 1887

Note about the word 'Falcag' [common auk], March 1895

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/94
Scope and Contents Note about the word 'Falcag' [common auk] which reads 'Falcag is used by Arch[ibal]d MacDonald Gille na Ciotaig in the story to Dr M[a]cLeod, Gaelic Society of Inverness Vol XII.'
Dates: March 1895

Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 12 September 1890 to 1895

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW1
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael but also used by John Ewen MacRury. The front cover bears a sticker which reads 'Gaelic Notes 1894-5. (Collection of traditions, tales, etc. by Alexander Carmichael (?). Many pages cancelled, indicating publication.) [Carmichael Watson Collection]'. The flyleaf reads 'Gaelic Notes, 1894-5' and the rear flyleaf contains a jotting which reads 'Wishing Guidhe'. The beginning of the notebook contains field notes made by Carmichael in Uibhist a Deas/South...
Dates: 12 September 1890 to 1895