Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Gu faod nar Fr. mo [cham] sin inse, Mun ghabh iad am ort us tu nad aide' which is composed of eighteen lines. The accompanying story tells how Iain Og Mharaig, son of Iain Sheilebost [Iain Òg Mhàraig/Young John of Màraig son of John of Seilebost, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris], shot and killed raiders [possibly French raiders]. Carmichael notes that Rev [Aulay] MacAulay said 'Gheo thus lair anns am bi earbal' on hearing 'this panegyric'. On both folios written transversely across...
Dates: 11 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story telling how Mrs MacDonald of Taransay's great grandfather died leaving one son. The child's mother being ill and unsure if she would put him into the care of Mr Auladh [Rev Aulay MacAulay] leaving him 'mile marag (mark)' for the son's education. MacAulay sent him to Stornoway [Steòrnabhagh/Stornoway, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis] for three years and then taught him Latin himself, thus faithfully carrying out his duties.
Dates: 10 July 1870