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Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Notebook No.248, 30 March 1863 - 29 July 1863

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 9: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/248
Scope and Contents This dark green Notebook documents Lyell's work whilst in London, and on location in Suffolk and Kent, Lyell is considering the antiquity of man, flints, hatchets and heights and depths of sea levels. The two previous notebooks 246 and 247 - have no indexes. This notebook is the first one featuring Lyell's Secretary, Arabella Buckley. Born in 1840, Buckley started to work as secretary to Lyell at the age of 24, and remained with him until his death in 1875. The index starts in Lyell's own...
Dates: 30 March 1863 - 29 July 1863

Notebook No.249, 30 July 1863- April 1864

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 9: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/249
Scope and Contents Red leather bound notebook, dated July 30 1863 to April 1864 covering Lyell's research in Wales, including mountains - Moel Tryfan, Snowdon - quarries caves and beaches. Lists significant corrections necessary for 'Antiquity of Man'. Lyell's own index Index July 30 1863 to April 1864 p. 1 Llanberis. Lakes of - [Llanberis] Perched block - Tarn near in [perched block] p. 3 Absence of shells...
Dates: 30 July 1863- April 1864

Notebook No.260, 27 September 1871-7 May 1872

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 9: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/260
Scope and Contents Red leather Notebook starts at Penrith, as Lyell then travels south, via Appleby, Lancaster to Lichfield, to London then Folkestone and into France. He travels with Mary, Hughes, Beovill, and meets with many experts along the way. Most of the notebook is written by Buckley, who orders the narrative by date using the Itinerary – with sections added by Lyell in poor writing, and others – perhaps Mary, as well as local people noting down journey times. Whilst travelling in France, Lyell makes...
Dates: 27 September 1871-7 May 1872

Notes about Dòmhnall nan Òrd, 29 August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/89
Scope and Contents

Note that Coire Chailean [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] is the name of the place where Dòmhnall nan Òrd killed his father's killer and that Dòmhnall nan Òrd had a cave on the Invernahyle estate which could hold 40 men.

Dates: 29 August 1883

Place-name notes and story about Uamh na h-aonaig and Uamh-Ghàrsa, 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/43
Scope and Contents Place-name notes and story probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about Uamh na h-aonaig and Uamh-Ghàrsa [Uamh na h-Aoneig and possibly Uamh Guarsaigh]. Uamh na h-Aonaig is 'said to come down half way to the bay', while Uamh Gharsa [on] Sanndray [Sanndraigh/Sandray] is said to go in on the west end of the strand and come out opposite Pabay [Pabaigh]. The story tells how a dog once went in one end and came out of the other 'devoid of hair. The foul air...
Dates: 1867

Placename note for Uamh Fear Bhearnaray and accompanying story, 13 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/88
Scope and Contents Place-name note for Uamh Fear Bhearnaray [uamh Fear Bhearnaraigh] that it is 'where he his when aft[er] the downfall of the Prince' [Bonnie Prince Charlie] and that it is 'at Liùr and Leab an Amhaistear'. The story tells how he asked his servant for a gun while they were being pursued but the servant refused him the gun as there was 'only 1 ball left' and he wanted to wait until the enemy was nearer but Fear Bheàrnaraigh grabbed the gun and shot it anyway, breaking the oars just as the boat...
Dates: 13 July 1870

Song about Uamh-an-Oir, accompanying story and notes, 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/42
Scope and Contents Song about Uamh-an-Oir probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay beginning 'Na minn bheaga na minn bheaga/theaga, Dol eir creagan dol sna creag' composed of thirteen lines. Uamh-an-Oir is described as starting at Cliata cliff and going under Barra to Gearragaal east of Orasay [Uamh an Òir, Cliaid, Orasaigh, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. The story tells how five men went into the cave with dogs but only the dogs returned and they were hairless. 'The smith of...
Dates: 1867

Song entitled 'Uamh An Oir', nd

Identifier: Coll-97/CW152/35
Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Uamh An Oir' beginning 'Cha tig mise, Cha ruig mise, Cha till mise, A uamh an oir'. The song is composed of twenty-five lines of which the chorus is set out at first as four lines, then as two lines for four verses and then simply as '&c' until the last verse where it is written as two lines again. An annotation has been made in ink.

Dates: nd

Story about caves, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/156
Scope and Contents

Story about caves which reads '4 men ent[ered] Uaimh nam figeann Creaga Lauir 1 a piper had candles Sui Lanauir ex[tinguished] the candles. The dog came out hairless at Uamh Sloc-an-Duine Gearygal.' [Creag an La'uir, and Gearraidh Gadhal/Garrygal, both Barraigh/Isle of Barra].

Dates: September 1872

Story about the Saidearan Dugha on Barraigh/Isle of Barra, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/167
Scope and Contents

Story about the Saidearan Dugha [Saighdearan Dubha, Jacobite soldiers] on Barraigh/Isle of Barra in which they were pursuing young men who had fled Àird Ghrèin and hidden in a cave. They met an old man and told him they would spare his life if he showed them where the young men were. In self-preservation he showed them and they killed them by setting fire to the cave.

Dates: September 1872