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

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Extract of a diary written by Alexander Carmichael including part of a journey from Uibhist/Uist [to Edinburgh], 6 January 1872 to 10 January 1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/93
Scope and Contents Extract of a diary written by Alexander Carmichael including part of a journey from Uibhist/Uist towards Edinburgh. In it, Carmichael is pining for his pregnant wife Mary, who is in Edinburgh and is anxious about her health. It is clear that there has been a lack of correspondence between them causing each of them distress 'No letter no watch. God grant that she is well. Oh Mary Mary if you knew my suffer[in]g you would not thus treat me...God grant y[ou]r safe arriv[al] home my darling wife -...

Journal account of departure of Eoghan Carmichael's departure for Africa, 6 May 1893 to 13 May 1893

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW126g/1
Scope and Contents Journal account written by Alexander Carmichael of the departure of his son Eoghan for Africa describing seeing him off at Waverley Station, Edinburgh, noting who met him in London and that he set sail on the 'SS Scot' from London, England for Chinde, East Africa [Mozambique]. Of his departure, Carmichael writes 'Poor darling boy! We shall not see him at the soonest for five years - perhaps never. God alone knows. This is the first break in the family.'

Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1893

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW126g
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael and used by both him and another user, probably a family member. The most notable item relates to his son Eoghan leaving home for Africa. Items written by the other user appear to be quotations in preparation for a piece of written work. There are a number of quotations and sayings copied by Carmichael himself and a good number of names and addresses of people, probably all Gaels, living in Glasgow or Edinburgh, some of whom are noted as having...