Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Notes and text for five lectures on geology. Sir Archibald Geikie placed civilisation, religion and mythology in the context of geological development, looking at geolgical formations and the processes and materials involved in their creation.
Scope and Contents A list of ailments and cures for animal diseases including 'An Teas Broillein', 'An Fhearnach Fhirionn' 'An Fhearnach Bhoirionn', 'Bun Dearg', 'An Galar Tarsuinn', 'A Mhareac Shìth' and 'A Chairt Malamhant'.
Scope and Contents An account of geolocical and natural history aspects of the Isle of Skye made by Sir Archibald Geikie, who visited there in 1853. References are made to the scenery, shale, limestone, coral and glacial formations amongst others.
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'An Tairbhe' collected from Ealasaid MacLellan [Elizabeth MacLellan], crofter, Duirinish, Lochalsh [Duirinnis, Lochaillse, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] beginning 'An t-eol[as] Cal[um] Cill[e], Dh'aon bho na caillc[h]'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 22 September 1909
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Eola[s] Na Bui' for jaundice collected from Catherine MacIntosh, pauper, Staoligearry, South Uist [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas] on 20 May 1875, beginning 'Eir bhui'eadh eir dhui'eadh 's air dhubh earannan'. Text has been scored through in pencil.
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Eolas Na Bui Buidhe[ach]' for healing jaundice collected from Angus MacEachain [MacEachen], herd, Stainabirg [Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] including the story of a case in which the charm was used. Angus was called to treat the daughter of Roderick MacMillan, farmer, Peinnan aorain [Peighinn nan Aoireann/Peninerine, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] 'a stout portly good looking girl' aged 18 or 19. Angus made a great show of heating a red hot poker, asked her...
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Eolas Nam Mam' [Charm of the Swellings] collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann in which an axe is dipped in a pitcher of water and its edge put to the afflicted person reciting a charm beginning 'Bi si[u]d air Mam Chluaini, Bi so air Mam Ratagain'. Carmichael notes 'There must be seven mams.'
Dates: 24 June 1887
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Galar Fual' [Gravel Charm] collected from Catrina Nicantoisich/Thoiseach Staolagearruidh, S[outh] Uist [Catherine MacIntosh, pauper, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas] on 13 October 1875, beginning 'Tha eolas agam eir a ghalar fhual, S eir a ghalas a ta buan'. The note states that the charm is repeated three times and that the 'the operator strikes with the palm of the hand the way of the water - that is slighe an uisge'. Text has been scored through in pencil and...
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Gearradh an tocaidh' in which 'toc', an inflammation of a cow or horses' eye is cut with a needle.
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Tarbhan' collected from Mary MacRae, crofter, Duirinish, Lochalsh [Duirinnis, Lochaillse, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] beginning 'Dhaon bho, Air a bhiast'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 22 September 1909