Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 93 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Custom relating to marriage prediction which reads 'Salt Herrings were eaten after having been roasted on the fire. The person seen coming to give a drink was the person to whom the girl was to be married.'
Scope and Contents Custom relating to food and drink including predicting using egg-whites or salt in water - the choice of salt water was an indication of drowning; the number of grains of corn thrown from a handful would indicate the number of children a woman would have; an account using 'crathadh an fhras lin' at Draineach, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isleof Skye; salt-herrings being roasted on a fire and the first thristy person would be the first to be married; and the throwing of a string into a kiln to see...
Dates: 20 November 1873
Identifier: Coll-205/3/3 (Dc.2.31)
Scope and Contents Descriptions of plants, including trees and lichen, animals, and fish.
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael probably while he lived at 31, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, as this address is written in ink on the first folio. Written on the inside front cover but heavily scored is text which reads 'Mrs Malcolm MacLeod, [- Islay], widow of Mal[colm] MacLeod [Loch-]. The majority of the notebook contains material collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/ Islay relating folklore and natural history about the birds, fish, shellfish and animals found in and...
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing songs, poems, tales, names, vocabulary and expressions collected in the Outer Hebrides [Na h-Eileanan an Iar]. The first part of the volume contains transcriptions taken as Carmichael listened to informants in 1877 while the second part appears to be copies of previous transcriptions of material collected by Carmichael and Rev Malcolm MacPhail in 1874 and written into the notebook in 1891. Amongst the material is a version of the lament...
Dates: 1874, 1877 and 1891
Scope and Contents Hurst asks if Ewart is planning a further publication mentioned in his 1887 book On the Preservation of Fish. He gives details of his work in Australia shipping frozen foods from Canada.
Dates: 26 September 1903
Scope and Contents Lankester invites Ewart to visit him at the museum of Exeter College, Oxford to show him carmine staining techniques on a sturgeon skull and other fish specimens. He also suggests that Ewart should visit the college in order to initiate some of the preparations of fish specimens at the Museum. He also suggests several book titles for Ewart's studies.
Dates: 19 October 1875
Scope and Contents Matthews, an old pupil of Ewart's, tells him of two 'hand-like structures' that a fisherman removed from the side of a fish near Port Seton. He offers to bring the specimens to the University for Ewart's examination.
Dates: 26 September 1904