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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 382 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1870 to 1872

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW90
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the stories 'Rocabarrai' and 'Cugarbhad'; some songs and song fragments; customs relating to religious festivals, particularly on the Isle of Barra; stories about the MacNeil of Barra; stories and archaeological notes on Castle Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]; cattle charms and stories about the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. As well as archaeological notes on chapels and cemeteries the majority of the notebook entries...
Dates: 1870 to 1872

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1869

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW107
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing an essay entitled 'Bards and Bardism of the Highlands'; some notes on archaeology in Barra [Barraigh], Vatersay [Bhatarsaigh] and Sandray [Sanndraigh]; Fenian songs and poems; songs and poems relating to the MacDonalds; and a story entitled 'Prince Charlie's Pipe' mostly collected from South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] and Benbecula [Beinn na Faoghla].
Dates: 1864-1869

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1874, 1877 and 1891

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing songs, poems, tales, names, vocabulary and expressions collected in the Outer Hebrides [Na h-Eileanan an Iar]. The first part of the volume contains transcriptions taken as Carmichael listened to informants in 1877 while the second part appears to be copies of previous transcriptions of material collected by Carmichael and Rev Malcolm MacPhail in 1874 and written into the notebook in 1891. Amongst the material is a version of the lament...
Dates: 1874, 1877 and 1891

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1883 to 1887

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected mostly in An Apainn/Appin and Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. A large proportion of the stories and biographical information about Appin was collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, who was known as Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair. Amongst the material collected from Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair are proverbs, sayings, customs, stories about local figures and families and historic anecdotes. The other main...
Dates: 1883 to 1887

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 7 August 1886 to c1890

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW122
Scope and Contents Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael. Of the thirty-nine folios, eight, at the end of the volume, are blank and there is one insertion which printed. The
Dates: 7 August 1886 to c1890

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

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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

Fragment of the song' Ailean Duinn' and accompanying story and biographical note, 8 July 1870 to 10 December 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/11
Scope and Contents Fragment of the song 'Ailean Duinn' collected from Mor Nic Cuinn [Marion MacQueen], aged 79, Tarasaigh/Taransay beginning 'Ail[ein] duinn o hi shiul[ainn] leat, Hi ri ri a bho hi a bho'. The song contains ten lines. The accompanying story explains that Anna nic Dho[mhnuill] ic Iain [Anna Campbell] fell in love with Ailean but the remainder of the text has been deleted and is difficult to make out. Marion stated that her 'great grand father was the last MacCuinn of Oirisey Uist' [Orasaigh,...
Dates: 8 July 1870 to 10 December 1883

Genealogical notes and stories about the Livingstone family, 4 October 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/40
Scope and Contents Genealogical notes and stories about the Livingstone family including their connections with Kerrera, Ulva and Blantyre [Cearrara, and Ulbha, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire and Lanarkshire] and David Livingstone the explorer. There is a story about a Livingstone at Achnacree killing a deer for the King with an arrow and subsequently losing possession of Dail an eas [Achadh na Crithe and Dail an Eas/Dalness, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Also includes a story about 'The baron who bro[ugh]t body of...
Dates: 4 October 1892

Genealogical notes entitled 'Maceachains', 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/19
Scope and Contents Genealogical notes entitled 'Maceachains' including the patronymics of two Neill Maceachains [Neil MacEachen] and notes on their connection with Ronald of Arasaig [Àrasaig/Arisaig, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire], Howbeg [Tobha Beag, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and Marshal MacDonald, Duke of Tarentum. Also noted is how some of the family changed their name to MacDonald while the others remained as MacEachen and that Alexander Mor Howbig [Alexander MacEachen later MacDonald] had four...
Dates: 1892

Genealogical notes on the Livingstone family including a story from the Battle of Culloden, October 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/68
Scope and Contents Genealogical notes on the Livingstone family including a story from the Battle of Culloden Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. The notes include that Donald Livingstone, fought at the Battle of Culloden aged eighteen, where nine of his men were shot carrying the Prince's flag. He took the flag and 'swathed [it] round his body. He was shot down and was thought to be dead but he got up with nine bullet wounds - flesh wounds which were seen in his body when he died aged 79 or 80 years old'. There are...
Dates: October 1892