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Biography

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

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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...

Note about Donald MacColl 'Donul Brocair', 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/63
Scope and Contents Note about Donald MacColl 'Donul Brocair', [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] aged 89 or 93 collected from him. On average he would kill, fifty foxes, six wild cats and sixty-six 'martin cats' in a season. He worked for 53 years. The note also mentions that at a fair at Tai-an-ribi [Taigh an Ribidh/Tynribbie, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] the best looking men were from Lismore.

Note about Duncan Bàn Macintyre, 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/176
Scope and Contents Note about Duncan Bàn Macintyre 'Don[nachadh] Bàn nan oran' and his wife Màiri Bhàn Òg [Mary Macintyre] collected from Donald MacColl, [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. It states that Duncan and Màiri were in Glasdruim [Glasdrum] and that he was about five feet ten inches tall 'well made & good looking' and that she was a 'fine handsome woman'. He was looking for subscriptions for the second edition of his songs and he spoke to Donald.

Note about the MacColls and the MacDonalds, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/70
Scope and Contents Note about the MacColls and how they originated from the MacDonalds in Skye [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach] and how others became MacDonalds in Glengarry, probably collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].

Notes on the family of Donald MacColl, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/68
Scope and Contents Notes on the family of Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] that he had seven daughters and two sons, of which three daughters died in Glasgow, one son went to sea and the other became a shepherd.

Pencil sketch of a brooch and accompanying description, 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/180
Scope and Contents Pencil sketch of a brooch and accompanying description which states that the brooch was made for Mary MacColl, grandmother of the wife of Donald MacColl, [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], at Callarst, [Callaird/Callert] in the 1700s. The brooch is of 'good workmanship' with the name on the reverse side. It is noted that Donald's wife died in 1880 aged about eighty-six.

Story about hunting foxes, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/69
Scope and Contents Story about hunting foxes collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. In it he tells of a particular hunt in Coire Chaorain [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] in which a vixen was killed and then her cub was discovered, eyes still unopened and two bullets in its hind legs. He describes how the vixen plays with her cubs all day and goes out at night to hunt mice and frogs and how the fox brings home moles for the cubs to play with 'No creature eats these'. If a...

Story about the daughter of [Cameron] of Locheil, 27 September 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/152
Scope and Contents Story, probably collected from Donald MacColl, brocair (fox hunter) Glencreran, Argyll [Earra Ghàidheal], about the daughter of [Cameron] of Lochiel, who was married to Campbell of Barcaldine and then married again but was determined her son, Cailean Rua [Cailean Ruadh or Colin Campbell], would have Barcaldine [Am Barra Calltainn, Earra Ghàidheal]. She achieved this by clearing several lands 'unmercifully'. Cailean Ruadh was shot because he was hard on his tenants. When Lochiel's daughter died...