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Biography

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

Found in 381 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical notes on Aulay MacAulay and Tormod Clèirach, February 1874

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/61
Scope and Contents Biographical notes on Aulay MacAulay and Tormod Clèireach [Norman MacIver], telling how Aulay MacAulay died in 1760 and that he was the son of Fear Bhreinish [Dugald MacAulay, Brenish, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. There is a note of a daughter who left at fifteen years old although it is not clear if it is Dugald or Aulay's daughter. Aulay is noted as having three daughters. Also mentioned is a family member living with Aulay's brother-in-law Rev Mr Hamilton at Hoy, Orkney [Arcaibh]. Tormod...

Biographical notes on Ian Lom [Iain Lom Dòmhnallach or John MacDonald], c1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/70
Scope and Contents Biographical notes on Ian Lom [Iain Lom Dòmhnallach or John MacDonald] including that he was born in Barraglas in Glenlonan [Gleann Lonain/Glen Lonan, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], 'A MacCalman his mother. Campbell his father. His called Mac a Ghlasaraich...from the Glas river in Kill michael Glassary.' Also noted is that there is another Cille Mhicheil/Kilmichael which is Kilmichael Inverlussa in Knapdale [Cille Mhicheil Inbhir Lusa, Cnapadal] and that Iain Lom never spoke until he was seven...

Biographical notes on Mòr Bhuide and accompanying quote, October 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/111
Scope and Contents Biographical notes on Mòr Buidhe, that she was a bean-tuiream [mourner] who was from Barraigh/Isle of Barra but travelled in Uibhist/Uist. MacUistean's wife, who was from Vallay [Bhàlaigh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist], had died and Mòr said 'M'eudail is m'air is mo run u Cha bu cheil dhuit Mac Uistean' [My darling, my joy and my love, you were not MacUisdean's wife] to which MacUistean replied 'Cha tuirst i fhein sin' [She never said that]. Text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed...

Biographical notes on the poet Uilleam Ros [William Ross], 14 March 1866

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/23
Scope and Contents Biographical notes on the poet Uilleam Ros [William Ross] collected from Alastair Mac Coinnich [Alexander MacKenzie], Loch Uisge-bhadh [Loch Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] originally from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty], including how he met Alastair's mother [Mary MacKenzie], for whom he wrote 'Moladh na h-Oighe Gaelaich'; how shortly before he died, Ross burned all his books; about the relationship between him and Mor Ros, for whom he wrote many poems...

Centenary Service for Henry Duncan, 1946

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Identifier: BAI 1/6/7
Scope and Contents Broadcast of the service comemorating the centenary of the death of Henry Duncan, at which John Baillie was preacher. He gave a biographical talk on Duncan's life and work.

Charm entitled 'An t-Altacha Leapa', 6 April 1877

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/44
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'An t-Altacha Leapa' [An t-Altachadh Leapa] beginning ' An ainm an Ath[air] sa Mh[ic] san Sp[ioraid N[aoimh]' collected from Donald Macintire [MacIntyre], also known as Donul mac Neill, age 84, Howbeag, South Uist [Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas] in the midst of his story about the visit of the Duke of Tarentum. A comment at the end of the song states, 'Duke Tar[en]t[um] middle sized clear mind[ed] smart man high sight', which is followed by a comment in a different pencil....

Charm entitled 'Eolas Na Sul' and accompanying note, 17 September 1909

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW117/139
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Eolas Na Sul' [Eòlas Na Sùl] collected from [Mrs] MacKenzie, Tosdag, Applecross, [Tòghscaig/Toscaig, A' Chomraich, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] beginning 'Bior bruid An aod[-] creag'. The note describes MacKenzie as 'a nice intelligent woman who learnt this from the father of her husband - John MacKenzie Tosdag, crofter'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Charm entitled 'Sgucha feithe' and accompanying note, 17 September 1909

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW117/135
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Sgucha feithe' [Charm for Bursting Vein] collected from John Fraser, Balgay, Shieldeag, [Balgaidh/Balgy, Sìdeag/Shieldaig, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] crofter, age 69 beginning 'Chai[dh] C[riosda] air muin eich'. Carmichael describes John Fraser as a 'big man tall and handsome with a fine honest face - must have been powerful man in his day'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Christian Devotion, 1961-1962

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Identifier: BAI 1/13/5
Scope and Contents File (originaly marked as '2nd carbon copy') containing manuscripts and page proofs relating to the posthumously published Christian Devotion, with biographical introduction by John Baillie's cousin, Isobel M Forrester.

Colla Ciotach, 1906

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Identifier: Coll-98/1/2/2
Scope and Contents An essay on Colkitto. This may be in preparation for publication, and appears to be Mackinnon's own handwriting.