Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 151 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay which tells how MacLean of Duart's daughter was married to MacNeil of Barra that they did not get on together. They travelled to see her father in Am Muile/Isle of Mull but on their return she asked to stop in the Sound of Mull/An Caol Muileach to collect some dulse. When she was ashore MacNeil abandoned her and she was drowned on the rocks. On his return home, MacNeil married the daughter of Fear-Chean...
Scope and Contents Fragment of a verse entitled 'Keening' which reads 'Fhir tha thallad fo na bhoid, Mu tha thu beo thigeadh tu'.
Scope and Contents Fragment of a verse which reads 'Sliochd nan 60 burai, Dhoirt am fuil air Sliabh an tuim' [Sliabh an Tuim also known as Tom Soilleir, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Fragment of the song' Ailean Duinn' and accompanying story and biographical note, 8 July 1870 to 10 December 1883
Scope and Contents Fragment of the song 'Ailean Duinn' collected from Mor Nic Cuinn [Marion MacQueen], aged 79, Tarasaigh/Taransay beginning 'Ail[ein] duinn o hi shiul[ainn] leat, Hi ri ri a bho hi a bho'. The song contains ten lines. The accompanying story explains that Anna nic Dho[mhnuill] ic Iain [Anna Campbell] fell in love with Ailean but the remainder of the text has been deleted and is difficult to make out. Marion stated that her 'great grand father was the last MacCuinn of Oirisey Uist' [Orasaigh,...
Dates: 8 July 1870 to 10 December 1883
Scope and Contents Fragment of the song entitled 'Bas Osgair' [Bàs Osgair or The Death of Oscar] collected from Coinneach Moireastan [Kenneth Morrison], Trithean, Carbost, Eilean Sgiathnach [Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] beginning 'Mo laogh fhein thu 's laogh mo laoigh, Leanabh mo leanaibh ghil chaoimh'. The song is composed of nineteen lines and contains annotations in pencil, including one whcih reads 'Laoidh Dhiarmaid?'.
Scope and Contents Story collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, about a man in Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist who encountered a woman outside his home with a crying child. She told him that the King of France sent her to the Eilean an Iar [Western Isles] but on her arrival at South Uist she did not like it so she decided to go to North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath]. While crossing the ford she went into labour at Heastamal Isle...
Dates: 20 January 1871
Scope and Contents Hymn for the dying collected from Peggie MacNeill, Gleann/Glen, Barraigh/Isle of Barra beginning 'M anamsa an a laimhs a Righ, A Righ na carach neo. The song is composed of nineteen lines. Peggie states that she heard the prayer from her father John MacNeill and she has taught them to her own children noting 'Both [her parents] had many many old hymns now lost and never heard - not even the name of them.' Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay from Sir John William Dawson asking him to propose his son George Mercer Dawson for membership of the Geological Society. He gives a brief summary of his son's geological career to date. He mentions that he is publishing a book and a paper on Eozon. He laments the death of Sir Charles Lyell and Sir William Logan's current illness.
Dates: 5 March 1875
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Jessie Aitken Wilson telling him that she has written to various people concerning the continued use of letters which were lent for the compilation of the 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes'. She informs him of the death of Captain Graves and encloses papers from Peter Colin Campbell (not attached).
Dates: 26 January 1860
Identifier: Coll-74 Gen 524/8/60
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Thomas George Bonney expressing his commisserations at the death of one of Geikie's daughters.
Dates: 16 March 1915