Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note about the plant 'Barra-bhrisgean' [silverweed flower] that it is 'bad for the Clamhra dugh' [probably cloimheach[d] or mange in sheep].
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Notes about the plants lus-mor [lus-mòr or spearwort] and lus an acrais [hunger plant] that the former is applied to greim lòin [lumbago or rheumatism] as can the fliodh Moire [marsh chickweed]. It is unlucky to come across the latter as it causes a person to be hungry. Text has been scored through in pencil as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 12 September 1890
Scope and Contents Notes on Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] describing its bay as 'of an ampitheatre form...like an old-fash[ioned] military saddles (sic)'. Croc Conain and Creagan rua [Cnoc Conain, Creagan Ruadh] are noted as where the houses 'stood of old when the plauge (sic) came' adding 'Creag na h-aoinaig and Biola creag [Bual na Creige] are the same.'
Scope and Contents Poem under the title 'Leprosy' said by a woman 'afflicted with dropsy (leprosy?)' who was set apart from the people and placed in a bothy by herself beginning 'Iosaibh! Eosaibh! Eosaibh! (Joseph?), Iosa bu choir a mholadh'. The text has been scored through in pencil.
Scope and Contents Photograph of two sets of potato crops, one from sets that were badly scabbed (not boxed before planting) and the other from sets that were fairly clean (boxed before planting) showing the effect of scab on the growth and height of the plants. The experiment was done in 1914.
Scope and Contents Description of a remedy made using dog fat entitled 'Lòni - Cure' with a note that it was a treatment used by an Indian doctor which cured Mrs Stewart of Prince Edward Island [Canada]. Also notes that one in ten people on the island have cancer.
Dates: August 1883
Scope and Contents Photograph of six samples of clover: a good sample of clover; a poor sample; dodder; weed seed often taken for dodder; dodder attacking red clover, the first stage and the final stage.
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Mararan do Thirmaid mac mhic ic Aileain' [Marbhrann do Thormaid]', beginning 'Fhuaras neac an dè', collected from Donald MacDonald, age 6, Sniseabhal/Snishival, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. Tormod, for whom the lament was written, was a young nobleman who died of yellow fever while in France. Text has been scored through as if to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 7 April 1869
Scope and Contents Story collected from an unnamed woman Carmichael met on the road probably in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about her trip to a wise woman for a snaile. She had gone to the wise woman because she had a cow which was unwell and she did not know why. The wise woman or witch friend as Carmichael describes her, told the woman that it was probably because a number of people had 'put the eye' on the cow and gave her two snaile, 'which she kindly showed me each about 6 or 9 inches long and twisted of...
Dates: 5 Aug 1870