Coll Argyllshire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note about Mount's Bay, Cornwall that it has 'sunk much' and that Carmichael 'saw this when visiting St Michael's Mount'. He adds a reminder to 'See Johnson's remarks about Coll' [Cola, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]
Dates: November 1873
Scope and Contents Note about the MacColls and how they originated from the MacDonalds in Skye [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach] and how others became MacDonalds in Glengarry, probably collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].
Dates: 29 August 1883
Scope and Contents Notes about fish, shellfish and crustaceans collected on Ìle/Islay, including that 'Abhain Chul Davach Co[unty] Donegal [is] paved with siolag.' and listing differnt types of fish and their English name equivalent. Also notes that 'Long shells - fan-like got off Coll on one bank. On House Bank - 11 in[ches] long.' Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Chuirinn na Fir air fairle dhut, S aisir/Air aisig Inis Fhail.' The song is composed of ten lines arranged in five couplets. The accompanying notes states 'A daughter of Maclean of Coll composed a beautiful song on this air to a young man of Benbecula [Beinn na Faoghla].' The text has been scored through in pencil and bears some pencil annotations.
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'A Bhean Iadaich' beginning 'A bhean ud thall hùg ò, An cois na traghad hug o'. The song is composed of forty-four lines, set out as eleven verses of four lines each. The lengthy accompanying note states that the song is claimed by Eigg, Rum, Canna, Coll, Uist and other Western Isles, noting that the Uist version places the song at Aird-a-mhachair [Àird a' Mhachair/Ardivachar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and outlining the basic story present in all versions of the song.
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Duan Fir Baoghasdail' and accompanying story collected from Raol Donnullach [Raghnall Dòmhnallach or Ranald MacDonald], aged 81 years, Geary mone [Geàrraidh na Mònadh/Garrynamonie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. Ranald tells how a woman from Coll [Cola, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] 'had been in at Boisdale + she told of a duan [song] that a Coll man comp[osed] to the Laird of Coll'. [Baghasdal, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and MacLean of Coll]. When Mor Leanach [Mòr Maclean, daughter...
Dates: 3 February 1874
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Tomas Reibhair' ['Thomas the Rhymer'] collected from Iain MacChoinich [John MacKenzie] from 'eilean Chollach' at Carbost [Cola/Coll, Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. A man was buying six horses, all of them with a golden yellow forelock and after buying the last one, his servant recognised him as Thomas the Rhymer. He asks her which eye did you recognise me with and she said it was her right eye whereupon he put his finger on her eye and she was blinded. Although...
Dates: 8 February 1861
Scope and Contents The Carmichael-Watson Collection consists of papers belonging to the Reverend Alexander Cameron of Arran, Alexander Carmichael, civil servant and folklorist, Alexander MacBain of Inverness, and Professor William John Watson and his son James Carmichael Watson, along with books and papers belonging to the Reverend Charles Robertson of Jura, the Reverend Angus MacDonald, the Reverend Archibald MacDonald and the Reverend Father Allan McDonald of Eriskay. These include: invocations...
Dates: 18th century - mid 20th century
Scope and Contents Tale 'Tomas Reibheir' recorded from John MacKenzie, a sailor from the Isle of Coll, at Carbost, Isle of Skye on 8 February 1861. Includes notes on MacKenzie and his companion. Also includes a later transcription done at Lochmaddy, 1 March 1866.
Dates: c 1861-1866