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Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Description of a view from the top of Beinn Rà [Tarasaigh/Taransay] around sunset in the company of Ranald MacDonald describing amongst other aspects the sea as 'a sheet of clo[u]ds & glossy mist with the sun shin[in]g up on them in a most extra[ordinary] man[ner]' and the sun 'amber omar col[our] gold & silver - all speck speckled in in (sic) long streaks of sheer beaut[y] & sp[l]end[ou]r'. Carmichael mentions the view to Fincastle 'the seat of the noble E[arls] of Dunmore &...
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The marjority of the notebook relates to material collected in Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire but there are a number of loose leaves at the end which contain an account of a journey from Uibhist/Uist through An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, during which time his wife, Mary is in Edinburgh and is pregnant. There are eight blank folios at the end of the notebook. Much of the material in this notebook was collected from Duncan...
Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Blackadder regarding the geology of Forfarshire, 16 March 1825
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Blackadder discussing various geological matters including the heights of diluvium in the Forfarshire area, the lochs in the Forfarshire area and his suspicions that land near Cortachie had once been a lake, marl deposition in the Forfarshire and Borders areas of Scotland and flints found in Aberdeenshire, 16 March 1825.
Scope and Contents Note, probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about how Loch Etive changed from being a lake during a storm stating that a 'narrow isthmus of gravelly soil' separately the lake from the sea at Connel but that this was breached during a storm. He notes that the isthmus stood where the Falls of Lora are now. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Note about Loch Coire an Lochain, that it is the highest and biggest tarn in Scotland and is situated in Braeriach [Bràigh Riabhach, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire]. Text has been scored through in pencil.
Scope and Contents Note about the pool Loch-li in Barraigh/Isle of Barra, which is described as being close to Eoligarry [Eòlaigearraidh] and in which a plant, possibly vervain, grows which is said to take off horse shoes. Carmichael also notes that Martin Martin mentioned this pool because small cockles grow in it. Text has been scored through in pencil.
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'A sniamh mo chuigeil, A sniamh mo chuigeil', collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Story about a water horse or each-uisge collected from Roderick MacNeil, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay telling how a water horse took a girl away from her house on a Sunday and laid his head on her knee but she cut her apron around him to escape. He came again the following Sunday and carried her off to Creagan-oillt [possibly Creagan Uillt, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] and they were also seen at Glaic an da Bheann [Glaic an Dà Bheann]. After that her lungs were found floating on Lon-greann [possibly Lòn Mòr,...