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Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Inscribed on the inside front cover is 'Alexander Carmichael, 32 Polworth Gardens, Edinburgh, 11/4 1901' [11 April 1901]. The text is written in both pen and pencil and all of it has been scored through, as if to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere. The notebook contains vocabulary collected from travelling people, stories about St Columba, proverbs, hymns, stories about prophecy, some notes on birds and otters and cures. The majority of...
Scope and Contents Letter from John Curtis to Sir Charles Lyell relating to two insect specimens that Curtis was examining, Curtis reports that he has identified one of the two specimens as Elater Lineatus, 1828.
Scope and Contents Note on the insect daolag-sgobai collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann] which states that it is longer than the black beetle and are often found in 'old scrathan' [skins] and in the belly of the dearc-luacharach [lizard]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 24 June 1887
Scope and Contents Story about Christ and the beetle that when Christ was being pursued the ceàrdaman [ceàrd-dubhan or dung beetle] stopped the daolag [beetle] from telling. Text has been scored out as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Superstition about killing beetles in which boys from the Isle of Barra/Barraigh believe that if they take 'nine nines of heads' off a beetle then they will not go to 'the aite s miosa [Hell] with teeth'. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.