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Found in 157 Collections and/or Records:

Note about the rocks 'Leac na Bana-Ghoisich' and 'Na h-Uird Bhairneach', 3 February 1874

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/47
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Note about the rock 'Leac na Bana-Ghoisich' that it is a dolmen at Kilbride [Cille Bhrìghde, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and was where a bana-ghoiseach [possibly god-mother] was burnt. Also notes that Na h-Uird Bhairneach are 'long lintels lying down.'

Dates: 3 February 1874

Note entitled 'Butterfly', 1894

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/45
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Note by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Butterfly' describing how the 'Dalan De' of golden colour if seen flying over a corpse signifies that their spirit is in heaven. The superstition only applies to this particular kind of butterfly. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 1894

Note entitled 'Purgatory', September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/129
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Note entitled 'Purgatory' collected on the Isle of Barra [Barraigh] explaining the four stages of purgatory. The note then goes on to describe prayers made by women especially at funerals for the souls of the departed. Carmichael notes 'No cairns in Barra for the dead'. This text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: September 1872

Note of the death of Dr D M Morrison, c1893

Identifier: Coll-97/CW126g/50
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Note of the death of Dr D[aniel] M[unro] Morrison that he 'died on 2 Dec[embe]r 1880 in 22 Ward R[oyal] Infirmary Edin[bu]r[gh]'.

Dates: c1893

Note which reads 'Slan far an inneas when a man dies. naodh naodhanan', 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/63
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Note which reads 'Slan far an innseas when a man dies. naodh naodhanan'.

Dates: 1901

Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 12 September 1890 to 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1
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...
Dates: 12 September 1890 to 1895

Notes about otters, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/205
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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

Notes on Dun Buie and Dun 'ic Mhathain and accompanying story, 26 March 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/27
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

Open Opinion, Apr 1998

Identifier: GD61/11/2/2/53/8
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

A collection of newspaper and magazine cuttings covering issues relating to the LGBTQ+ community.

Articles cover local, national and international news, however Scottish publications have the strongest representation with Edinburgh and Glasgow based publications being a specific strength within this sub-series.

Dates: Apr 1998

Poem about the burial of a greedy factor, 1874 and 1891

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/159
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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