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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 381 Collections and/or Records:

Account of 'Clann 'Ic Illemhicheil' [Carmichaels], 14 December 1864

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/3
Scope and Contents Account of 'Clann 'Ic Illemhicheil' [Carmichaels], collected from Eoghan Mac Illemhicheil [Hugh Carmichael], age 80, Druim-na-moine, Apuinn [Druim-na-moina, Apainn/Appin, Earra-Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] in which he describes the family as being the oldest clan in the area (six hundred years), originating in Annat. He gives a brief account of Alexander's own family, the Barons of Taigh Sgurrain: their descent from the Easbaig Bàn or Fair-haired Bishop, and the loss of their lands to Sir Donald...

Archaeological notes on Kildonan and accompanying notes on Flora MacDonald and her husband, 24 May 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/82
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on Kildonan [Cill Donnain, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The various sites relating to St Donain are described as Eilean Donain or Isle Donain, which is where the saint's house was, the house being '50 x 26 feet with several surrounding ruins' and the island itself being 70 yards long by 50 yards wide. Cladh Donain [Cille Dhonnain] is described as a peninsula separated from Eilean Donain by another island, the relative distances being noted, and containing a ruined chapel and...

'Beatha an America mu Thuath', Late 19th century

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Identifier: Coll-98/3/3/2
Scope and Contents Marked 'Mackinnon A14' and noted thus in previous historical records. The title of the booklet, Beatha an America mu Thuath, or, as it would be written in modern Scottish Gaelic, Beatha ann an Aimeireaga a Tuath translates to English as 'Life in North America'. The title is descriptive as this appears to be a booklet about why and how Scots would move to North America, with specific mention of Canada and New England. This does...

Biographical material relating to Charlotte Auerbach, 1993-2002

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Identifier: Coll-1255/7/12
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence with various individuals concerning biographical details relating to Auerbach, a draft typescript of a longer version of Beale's Royal Society memoir of Auerbach as well as a copy of the printed piece, and Beale's chapter on Auerbach and Robson's discovery of mustard gas.

Biographical material relating to Henrik Kacser, 1976-1995

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Identifier: Coll-1255/7/11
Scope and Contents Contains various obituaries of Kacser, the text of a speech Beale made at Kacser's funeral and offprint copies of some of Kacser's papers.

Biographical material relating to Tracy Sonneborn, 1967-1983

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Identifier: Coll-1255/7/10
Scope and Contents Includes photographs of Sonneborn, correspondence and photocopied letters from Indiana University (from 1967) and Sonneborn's own typescript autobiographical notes titled 'My intellectual history in relation to my contributions to science' and 'My 50 Years in Biology (Genetics)' as well as printed remarks from his memorial service.

Biographical note about Col Campbell of Taransay, 10 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/46
Scope and Contents Biographical note about Col[onel] Campbell of Taransay [Tarasaigh] that he was uncle to the 'most remarkable fine' and unmarried Captain [Kenneth] Campbell, noting where the captain lived and died. The note also states that the colonel became proprietor of Uardle Kintire [probably Ugadale, Cinn Tìre/Kintyre].

Biographical note about Macquarie of Ulva, August 1886

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/33
Scope and Contents Biographical note about Macquarie of Ulva [Ulbha] that he was a colonel and had a toddy ladle when he was in the wars in Egypt. His brother was a general and had Glenforsa and his son was Captain Macquarie from Salen [Glen Forsa and An Sàilean, Am Muile/Isle of Mull].

Biographical note about Mr Aulay, 9 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/45
Scope and Contents Biographical note about Mr Aulay, collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay, stating that he was from Teolach Breinish [Teaghlach Bhrèinis or Brèinis/Brenish, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis], that 'His father was Mur[chadh] mac Aonais ic Aulay and his mo[ther] Beace ni Eowin ic Fhearachair fr[om] MacLeods country in Skye' probably a Paton [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. Mr Aulay is noted as being a minister at Cill-a-Bhanain [Cille Bhànain, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and then in Harris [Na...

Biographical note about Mrs MacDonald, Tarasaigh/Taransay, 8 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/10
Scope and Contents Biographical note about Mrs MacDonald, Tarasaigh/Taransay that she had seventeen children and 'never a doctor entered her room'.