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Biography

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

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1872-1893

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The marjority of the notebook relates to material collected in Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire but there are a number of loose leaves at the end which contain an account of a journey from Uibhist/Uist through An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, during which time his wife, Mary is in Edinburgh and is pregnant. There are eight blank folios at the end of the notebook. Much of the material in this notebook was collected from Duncan...

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1883 to 1887

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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 'Am Muilear Beag', 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/174
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about 'Am Muilear Beag' that he must have been the miller of Innerfola [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] and at [the Battle of] Culloden and that 'Carmichaels [were] great cronies of Innernahyles [Stewarts] - his leine chneis' [leine-chneis or leine-chnois 'confidant']. Also notes that the word 'fonnag' means a small man.

Note about Stewart of Invernahyle, 27 September 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/192
Scope and Contents Note about Stewart of Invernahyle collected from John Livingstone 'Muillear Mòr', Portnacroish, Appin [Port na Crois, An Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] aged 73, which reads 'Du[gh]all of In[ver]nahyle was head of the Stewarts of Appin - chief. The Capt[ain].'.

Note about the 'Lon Tuath' in Appin, 27 September 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/185
Scope and Contents Note about the 'Lon Tuath' in Appin [An Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] collected from John Livingstone 'Muillear Mòr', Portnacroish, Appin [Port na Crois, An Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] aged 73 years, that it was the march which divided the Stewarts from the Campbells and that the Stewarts went north to Fort William while the Campbells went to Oban [An t-Òban, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. It notes that John Livingstone's grandfather went with Cailean Ruadh [Colin Campbell].

Note about the Stewarts of Airdsheile, 27 September 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/157
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about the Stewarts of Airdsheile that they came to Leitir Shuna first, then spread to Innernahyle, Ach nan Con, Airdsheile, Fasnacloich then Bail Chaol [Leitir Sìuna/Lettershuna, Inbhir na h-Aigle/Invernahyle, Achadh nan Con/Achnacone, Àrd Seile/Ardsheal, Baile a' Chaolais/Ballachulish, all Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].

Note about the Stewarts of Appin, 27 September 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/183
Scope and Contents Note about the Stewarts of Appin collected from John Livingstone 'Muillear Mòr', Portnacroish, Appin [Port na Crois, An Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] aged 73 years, that the Stewarts' hunting seat was Stalker Isle [Caisteal Stalcaire/Castle Stalker] and that Achnancon[e] [Achadh nan Con/Achnacone] was where they kept their dogs. He also notes that Appin was divided between John Stewart's sons and that Captain Stewart of Invernahyle was in charge of government [-] in Appin.