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South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Cure for syphillis, 1884

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/303
Scope and Contents Cure for syphillis given as 'Sugh brist lus-nan-laogh and the Meacal' [the sap from bruised golden saxifrage and its root] 'ordered by' Father MacGregor, Iocar, South Uist [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas].
Dates: 1884

Story about Father MacGregor reading Ossian to his catechist, c1892

Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/81
Scope and Contents Story telling how Father MacGregor, Iocar [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] had been expounding biblical doctrines to his catechist Donald Macintire also known as Domhul Macdhomhuil ic Thearlaich [Dòmhnall mac Dhòmhnaill 'ic Theàrlaich or Donald MacIntyre] he picked up 'MacPherson's Gaelic Ossian' to read from it instead to which Donald remarked 'M'anamsa Dhia s e b annsa leinn!' ['Upon my soul, O God, but that were preferable to us!']
Dates: c1892

Story entitled' 'Lamertine and Ossian', 10 January 1865

Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/8
Scope and Contents Story entitled' 'Lamertine and Ossian' collected from 'the kind hearted' Father [James] Mac Grigor RCP [Roman Catholic Priest], Ardchaoinnich [Àird Choinnich/Ardkenneth, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] in which Lamertine [Alphonse de Lamartine], when asked if he thought the poems of Ossian published by James MacPherson were forgeries or not, replied that 'MacPherson was as capable of the poems of Ossian as he was of forging the hills and dales of the Scottish Highlands.'
Dates: 10 January 1865