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Biography

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

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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...

Story about 'Màiri Bhoidheach', Mary MacQueen, 1877

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/47
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Màiri Bhoidheach' about Màiri NicCuinn [Mary MacQueen] daughter of Reverend Alan MacCuinn [Alan MacQueen] son of Reverend Donul MacCuinn [Donald MacQueen], Taighearry [Tigh a' Ghearraidh/Tigharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist], who had a song composed for her by Alexander Stewart, school master at Baileanloch [Baile Loch, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. Mary 'took such a dislike to the man [Stewart] that she could never bear to hear the song'.