Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1870 to 1872
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the stories 'Rocabarrai' and 'Cugarbhad'; some songs and song fragments; customs relating to religious festivals, particularly on the Isle of Barra; stories about the MacNeil of Barra; stories and archaeological notes on Castle Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]; cattle charms and stories about the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. As well as archaeological notes on chapels and cemeteries the majority of the notebook entries...
Dates: 1870 to 1872
Poem entitled 'Clann An Lir' and accompanying story, 4 April 1872
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Clann An Lir' [Children of Lir] collected from Hector Maciosaig, Eachann mac Ruarai [Hector MacIsaac], Ceannlangabhat, Iocar, South Uist [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas] and accompanying story which explains that the verse was said to the gravedigger when he was digging the grave of the Children of Lir in Larne, Ireland and explains the enchantment under which the children were put. Additions have been made to the text in pencil and ink.
Dates: 4 April 1872
Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1860 to c1866
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The majority of the volume has been used but intermittently there are groups of blank folios. Carmichael appears to have written in the book in the 1860s creating sections of different genres at different stages in the volume, with pages left blank in between to fill up appropriately. In about 1875 he has then used some of these blank pages to transcribe notes and stories but has not kept to the genres sections he initially created. The...
Dates: 1860 to c1866