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Biography

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

Found in 5 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...

Note about John Macdiarmid, Scalpay, c1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/61
Scope and Contents Note about John Macdiarmid, Scalpay [Sgalpaigh] which states his patronymic and that his father was steward to Campbell of Srannda [Strond, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris].

Song beginning 'Ailein Duinn shiulain leat' and accompanying story, 7 August 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/5
Scope and Contents Song collected from 'Ceit wife [of] Don[ald] MacKin[n]on nee Urqhuart', Tarasaigh/Taransay beginning 'Ailein Dhuinn shiulainn leat, M iar[rtas] eir Ri[gh nan] aingeaol'. The song was composed by Ana ni Dhonil ic Iain oig Chaimbeul [Anna Campbell] who was engaged to Allan Morrison of Crossobost, Lews [Crosbost, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis], who drowned. She was said to have died soon after of a broken heart and was to be buried at Rodail [Rodel] and ended up being buried at sea, near to her...

Song entitled 'Ailean Duinn' and accompanying narrative, 19 March 1877

 File
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/1
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Ailean Duinn' beginning 'Ailean Duinn o i shiulain leat' and accompanying story in English collected from Mor NicLeoid bean Iain Choiniginn [Mòr or Marion MacLeod], Scalpeidh, Na Hearradh [Scalpaigh/Scalpay, Na Hearadh/Harris]. The song is composed of forty lines, some of which have been completed later with a different pencil. The narrative about the song, given in English, states that it was composed by Ann Campbell nian Dhonil ic Iain Oig to Alan mac Mhurachaidh. Details are...

Story about how John Campbell got his lands in Harris, c1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/62
Scope and Contents Story about how John Campbell got his lands in Harris [Na Hearadh]. In the story Campbell stepped in for MacLeod of Dunvegan's son in a duel and killed the opponent. They and MacLeod of Dunvegan rewarded Campbell for his bravery by giving him the lands of Huishinish, Leosavagh, Bunavinsui, Cliasamal and Miavag [Huisinis, Leòsabhal, Bun Abhainn Suidhe, Cliasmol and Miabhaig, all Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris]. MacLeod also made the condition that Campbell should marry, which he did and had five...