South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
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 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 Song entitled 'Laoi Nan Ceann' collected from Donul Mac an tShaoir [Donald MacIntyre, catechist, Àird/Aird, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] at Aird Choinnich [Àird Choinnich/Ardkenneth, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The song is composed of sixty one lines and is preceded by a lengthy narrative. A note written transversely across some of the text reads 'Copy of this and of the "Lay" sent to the Rev Mr Clerk Killmallie Oct[ober] 11 1867.' Another note refers Carmichael to look at 'Torrac Na Taine'...
Dates: 22 March 1867 to 11 October 1867
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Torac na Taine' collected from Padruig Moirestean [Peter Morrison], crofter, Bailemhanaich, Beinn'a-Faola [Baile a' Mhanaich/Balivanich, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] by Alexander Carmichael and written up by Robert Urquhart, preventive officer, who was a colleague of Carmichael's, on 17 and 18 April 1866. The story tells of the life of Cuchulain from the discovery of his strength and fighting prowess to his death at the hands of sorcerers. The incidents of the story...
Scope and Contents Transciption notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The inside front cover is inscribed in ink with 'Bought at Wadebridge Cornwall Dec[ember] 1 1864 p 1/6 A A Carmichael' and the opposite page has 'A A Carmichael' written on it in pencil. The notebook contains Fenian songs or tales mainly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, some of which are repeated in full or in part. These include 'Laoidh na Muileartaich', 'Duan an Deirg' and 'A' Bhraoin Chaorain'....
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the front inside cover with 'Alexander Arch[ibal]d Carmichael H. M. Inland Revenue. Iocar, South Uist 27th April 1872 No IV' [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas] Printed on the front cover are the words 'General Entry Book No, 247'. The book contains five stories 'Clann Uisne', 'Torac na Taine', 'Rocabarraidh', 'Cugarbhad, Righ nan Cat' and an untitled story about a cockerel and a fox, collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, Beinn na...