Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 151 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Slan far an innseas when a man dies. naodh naodhanan'.
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael but also used by John Ewen MacRury. The front cover bears a sticker which reads 'Gaelic Notes 1894-5. (Collection of traditions, tales, etc. by Alexander Carmichael (?). Many pages cancelled, indicating publication.) [Carmichael Watson Collection]'. The flyleaf reads 'Gaelic Notes, 1894-5' and the rear flyleaf contains a jotting which reads 'Wishing Guidhe'. The beginning of the notebook contains field notes made by Carmichael in Uibhist a Deas/South...
Dates: 12 September 1890 to 1895
Scope and Contents Note about freshwater otters and sea-otters, that there are madadh-uisge [freshwater otters] in Abhainn Chearrai [Abhainn Kerry/ River Kerry, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] and that a freshwater otter drowned a sea-otter at Coire Torridon at Ionnar Abh[ainn] a Choire [Mhic Nòbaill]. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Note on Dun Buie [Dùn Buidhe, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] describing its situation and accompanying story possibly collected from Donald MacInnes aged 73 of Buail-uacrach, Iocar [Buail'-uachdrach/Bualuachrach, Ìochdar] which tells of the witch who lived in Uamh Nic Amhais and who was seen by a young lad spinning 'driamlach' [fishing line] into a web. Although she asked him not to tell anyone about it, he did and consequently drowned. She also cursed five brothers who were out fishing, four of...
Dates: 26 March 1872
Scope and Contents Poem recited by John Moireson [John Morison] of Bragar [Eilean Leòdhais /Isle of Lewis] about a 'voracious' factor, who had died from choking on food, as his grave was filled in. The poem begins 'Cuiribh air! Cuiribh air!' and the English version given begins 'Heap on him! heap on him!'. It is composed of four lines in each version
Dates: 1874 and 1891
Scope and Contents Poem beginning 'Is ann air luba na h-abhuinn' and concluding 'Bha na laidhe gun eiridh Bodach Nam Brigis' [Briogais].
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
Identifier: BAI 8/6
Scope and Contents Cuttings from various newspapers concerning Peter Baillie's accidental death in India.
Identifier: BAI 8/5
Scope and Contents Articles in newsletters and similar about Peter Baillie, his missionary work in India and his accidental death there.
Scope and Contents Proverb about death beginning 'Nead eir Bhr'it ugh eir innid'. Text has been scored through as if to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 7 April 1869