Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Uisg[e] Airgid' probably collected from Isabella Chisholm née MacKenzie, [Mealabhaig/Melvaig, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: September 1909
Scope and Contents Charm for cataract [Eòlas a' Ghulmain] collected from Isabell[a] Chisholm née MacKenzie, Meallabhaig [Mealabhaig/Melvaig, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 8 September 1909
Scope and Contents Cure entitled 'The Earnach' probably collected from Catherine MacLean, crofter, Naast, Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty [Nàst, Geàrr Loch, Ros is Cromba], for earnach dhearg and earnach ghlas [eàrna dhearg and eàrna ghlas, red murrain and grey murrain respectively]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 11 September 1909
Scope and Contents Cure for cattle possibly collected from John Cameron, Borve [Borgh, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] in which water has to be taken from a stream which forms a march or [nach tra'adh] and at sunset or sunrise the person must go 'without an eye of man or woman' and place silver in the dish of water and sprinkle it three times on the cow. Text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: September 1872
Scope and Contents Letter to Robert Boog-Watson from Sir Archibald Geikie thanking him for his gift of figs and telling him that his diet is currently restricted due to ill health. He reports on a difficult visit from Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay. He discusses the geological unconformity of the south end of the Isle of Bute and includes a sketch cross-section.
Dates: 20 November 1862
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 List of songs and stories, probably the repertoire of John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. In the midst of a list is a note which reads 'An lus mor = crocha na mna sith - good for rheumatism' and a rhyme beginning 'Diluain Dirdoin thig gruag'.
Dates: 29 January 1875
Scope and Contents The manuscript volume - ink on paper - is titled on the spine Fordyce on inflammations. It may have been copied in 1807, which is after Fordyce's death in 1802. The content includes much on venereal disease and other headings include 'hooping cough', 'angina', inflammation of the lungs', 'inflammation of the intestines', 'inflammation of the substances of the liver', 'inflammation of the womb', 'on the causes of cold', 'on catarrh', 'sore throat attended...
Scope and Contents Note about boiling burdock [searcan] and horns [croic nam fiadh] for treating consumption. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Note about plants used as cures for ailments in Uist [Uibhist] including 'An Leòdan', which is found in lakes, is brought home in its own water, boiled, dried and used for 'coilleasaichean' and 'Na Ruiceaidean', which are lumps 'the size of the pipits egg' growing on the lower rib.