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

Found in 382 Collections and/or Records:

Story entitled 'Alasdair Og Mac Righ Shasunn agus Alasdair dubh a bhrathair' and accompanying note, c1862

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/5
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Alasdair Og Mac Righ Shasunn agus Alasdair dubh a bhrathair' [Young Alexander son of the King of England and Dark Alexander his brother] collected from Donull MacCuieinn [Donald MacQueen] Fearann-an-letha [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] on 18 February 1861. The story tells how Rìgh Shasunn [King of England] was old and bedridden. He had two sons Alasdair Òg and Alasdair Dubh, the former being legitimate and the latter illegitimate. Alasdair Òg...

Story entitled 'Duke of Tarentum', 6 April 1877

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/43
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Duke of Tarentum' collected from Donald Macintire [MacIntyre], also known as Donul mac Neill, age 84, Howbeag, South Uist [Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas] about the visit by the Marshal MacDonald, Duke of Tarentum 'about 45 [0 scored out and replaced with 5] years ago'. The story tells of the Duke's father's recollections of the Howbeg and also of how he gave money to some relatives and took 'a stocking of earth' from Tota na Bracha [Tobhta na Bracha, Uibhist a Deas/South...

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

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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...

Story entitled 'Mor Hiorteach (More correctly) Mor Iorteach' and accompanying song, 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/5
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mor Hiorteach (More correctly) Mor Iorteach' [Mor Hiortach] and accompanying song noted as being collected from Mrs Captain MacLeod [Ann MacLeod], Lochmaddy [Loch nam Madadh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] on 26 February 1869 and from others. The story describes how Mor was a very beautiful woman, unusually tall for a St Kildan with a beautfiul singing voice. She married Norman MacDonald 'Tormaid Saor', an t-òr-cheard [travelling goldsmith] and carpenter, Trumpan, Vaternish, Skye...

Story relating to George Munro, John Munro, Hugh MacEachen and Father Ranald MacEachen and accompanying poem, 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/22
Scope and Contents Story relating to George Munro, John Munro, Hugh MacEachen and Father Ranald MacEachen. The story tells how George Munro lived until he was ninety-one years old and was the son of John Munro, minister of Duirinish, Skye [Diùirinis, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. Once when Clanranald was on the Isle of Skye, he asked John Munro what favour he could do him and the reply was to give Uibhist a Deas/South Uist to his son George. On another occasion George 'showed kindness' to Father Ranald...

The New Gifford Lecturer, Professor Reinhold Niebuhr, 1939

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Identifier: BAI 1/8/1/9
Scope and Contents Text of article by John Baillie published in the Scotsman on the then Gifford Lecturer, Reinhold Niebuhr.

The O'Donnells in Exile. Excerpt by John O Donovan, Second half of the 19th century

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Identifier: Coll-98/4/7/2
Scope and Contents Papers of varios sizes written by John O' Donovan. It appears to be a draft of his O' Donovan's work on 'The O'Donnells in Exile'. This section is headed 'The O'Donnells of Spain', and includes notes and extracts from other sources, including the mention of the Irish song Seabhac na hEinne agus Bhéal Átha Seanaidh, which may refer to the Irish folk song 'The Hawk of Ballyshannon'.

Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1860 to c1866

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW112
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The majority of the volume has been used but intermittently there are groups of blank folios. Carmichael appears to have written in the book in the 1860s creating sections of different genres at different stages in the volume, with pages left blank in between to fill up appropriately. In about 1875 he has then used some of these blank pages to transcribe notes and stories but has not kept to the genres sections he initially created. The...

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1883 to 1885

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW87
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected between October 1867 and December 1885. The material dated from 1883 to 1885 was probably written down at source. The notebook is marked as 'No IV' and the inside cover gives his address as 30 Royal Circus, Edinburgh [Dun Eideann] and the date as 16 November 1883. The material transcribed and collected in this notebook includes love songs, religious songs, waulking songs and songs relating to cattle. Much of...

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW104
Scope and Contents Transciption notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The inside front cover is inscribed in ink with 'Bought at Wadebridge Cornwall Dec[ember] 1 1864 p 1/6 A A Carmichael' and the opposite page has 'A A Carmichael' written on it in pencil. The notebook contains Fenian songs or tales mainly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, some of which are repeated in full or in part. These include 'Laoidh na Muileartaich', 'Duan an Deirg' and 'A' Bhraoin Chaorain'....