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Biography

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

Found in 4 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 Invernahyle House, 18 August 1883

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/29
Scope and Contents Note about Invernahyle House, [An Apainn/Appin, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] describing the remains of the old house and its connections with Sir Walter Scott. He also states that the nearby Craobh a' Phrionnsa and Uamh Phrionnsa were both hiding places for Prince Charles Edward Stuart.

Note about the miller at Innerfola, 27 September 1883

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/153
Scope and Contents Note, probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, that the millar at Innerfola [Inbhir Pholla/Inverfolla, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] when [Sir Walter] Scott was there was Cailean Livingston [Colin Livingston].

Story entitled 'La-fheil bride' about Mrs Major MacLeod, c1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/48
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'La-fheil bride' [Latha Fheille Bhrìde or St Bridget's Day] telling how on hearing that it was St Bridget's Day, Mrs Major MacLeod, the daughter of Flora MacDonald, 'started up got a stocking put something in it probably a piece of peat and proceded to pound it down with a mallet' repeating a rhyme beginning 'La-fheil-Bride thig niean Imhir as an toll'. This was a custom believed to stop snakes from stinging the person who did this for the whole year. St Bridget's Day was when...