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Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871

Poem entitled 'Fhir a Chruthaich Fhir a Chri' and accompanying biography of Mary MacRae, 1885

Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/66
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Fhir a Chruthaich Fhir a Chri' collected from Mairi Nicrath [Mary MacRae], Caolas Stiatair N h-Earradh [Caolas Stiadar/Sound of Stiadar, Na Hearadh/Harris] on 4 April 1876 beginning 'Fhir a chruthaich fhir (air?) fhir a chri, Chruthaich a chre air an t-sluagh'. Before the poem is a detailed description of Mary MacRae, including her appearance, her age and a little about her Kintail background. The text of the poem has been scored through in pencil and additions have been made to...
Dates: 1885

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1883 to 1885

Identifier: Coll-97/CW87
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected between October 1867 and December 1885. The material dated from 1883 to 1885 was probably written down at source. The notebook is marked as 'No IV' and the inside cover gives his address as 30 Royal Circus, Edinburgh [Dun Eideann] and the date as 16 November 1883. The material transcribed and collected in this notebook includes love songs, religious songs, waulking songs and songs relating to cattle. Much of...
Dates: 1883 to 1885