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Found in 157 Collections and/or Records:

Archaeological and historical notes on Caisteal Bhuiri and Clanranald, 18 January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/137
Scope and Contents Archaeological and historical notes on Caisteal Bhuiri [Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] and Clanranald. Among the notes it is stated that Raol mac Alein [Raghnall mac Ailein] was the last to inhabit Caisteal Bhuirgh and that he added the porch and extended the west side of it. The castle was originally built on a sgeir mhara and Biorlain mac ic Ailein [Clanranald's birlinn] was anchored 'in a poll' to the east side of it. After that, children used to swim there. In...
Dates: 18 January 1871

Archaeological and natural history notes on Pabaigh/Pabbay, 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/26
Scope and Contents Archaeological and natural history notes on Pabaigh/Pabbay, describing a circle about a cave there called Cearcal Teinteanach [An Cearcall] where 'The coruscations of the sea flashing about the circle make it appear like sparks of fire flying from the circle.' A 'large cave' of 'unknown length' and 'most difficult to find' is described as being below this circle. Ashes were found in the cave. Carmichael records that he spoke to someone who knew where the cave was, who said that his 'very...
Dates: 1867

Certificates, 1885-1891

Identifier: BAI 5/1
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Marriage certificates (church and civil) for John Baille (1829-1891) and Annie Macpherson and certificate of registry of death of John Baillie.

Dates: 1885-1891

Condolence letters, 1960

Identifier: BAI 4/3
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Condolence letters received by Ian Fowler Baillie following the death of his father.

Dates: 1960

Correspondence, 1914

Identifier: BAI 8/4
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Letters received by Peter Baillie primarily while he was in India, and letters to the family following his death.

Dates: 1914

Customs relating to La-Samhna [Halloween], 20 November 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/14
Scope and Contents Customs relating to La-Samhna [Halloween] including that a girl would put an object [not defined here] under her pillow and if she saw her lover coming to take it from her then she would be married that year; that three plates one each of butter, salt and water were placed on the floor and then a blind-folded person was to put their hand in a plate and whichever one he chose would be of significance for example if he chose salt then that would mean death; girls would throw their 'criosan'...
Dates: 20 November 1873

Customs relating to to food and drink, 20 November 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/15
Scope and Contents Custom relating to food and drink including predicting using egg-whites or salt in water - the choice of salt water was an indication of drowning; the number of grains of corn thrown from a handful would indicate the number of children a woman would have; an account using 'crathadh an fhras lin' at Draineach, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isleof Skye; salt-herrings being roasted on a fire and the first thristy person would be the first to be married; and the throwing of a string into a kiln to see...
Dates: 20 November 1873

Death of a Man in Africa, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/1018
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Reproduction of a painting depicting a dying or dead white man lying on the ground next to a wagon and pot with two African men sitting beside him mourning with a herd of zebra in the background.

Dates: 1870s-1930s

Death of Annie Baillie, 1911-1935

Identifier: BAI 1/19/3
Scope and Contents

Letters received by John Baillie and an obituary notice concerning the death of his mother Annie Baillie.

Dates: 1911-1935

Fairy song beginning 'A Chiad Didaoirn an gheamhradh fhuar', c1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/8
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Fairy song collected from [Mary] Ferguson, Clad-Baileshear [Cladach a' Bhaile Shear/Claddach Baleshare, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] beginning 'A Chiad Didaoirn an gheamhradh fhuar, S daor a phai mi duais nan sealg'. The song has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: c1870