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Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Manuscript book entitled 'Catalogue of double stars, clusters and nebulae'

Identifier: Coll-1926
Scope and Contents Manuscript volume entitled 'Catalogue of double stars, clusters and nebulae' by an unknown author. A substantial part appears to have been copied from William Henry Smyth's work Cycle of Celestial Objects. The volume contains:- Descriptions of the positions of stars, constellations, and celestial bodies (Auqarius, Andromeda, Antinous, Auroga etc.) during various nights in 1868 and 1869, not in chronological order (pp. 1-34).- An 'index of to map of the...
Dates: 1868-1869

Notes on stars and accompanying verse, 29 October 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/109
Scope and Contents Notes on stars including that Mainneag or Maidneag is the morning star, that 'Grioglachan gets its course on S[aint] Michael & loses it on new years night' and that 'An t-Iasgair' is the star of the East at night. There is also a short verse beginning 'Ni Ri Eangain 'sa 3 len'.
Dates: 29 October 1872

Story about ghosts at Howmore cemetery and accompanying place-name note, 29 October 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/108
Scope and Contents Story about ghosts at Howmore cemetery [Tobha Mòr, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] in which Catri[o]na ni[gh]ean Do[mh]n[a]il[l] Ghuirm volunteered to watch the cattle-fold at night while the man who should have been doing it went fishing at Loch Sgioport [Loch Skipport]. While there, she saw the graves open and people going in and out of them. A woman ghost approached her and Catriona barred her way with a cuigeal or distaff. The woman demanded to be let past saying that she was Mòr nighean Rìgh...
Dates: 29 October 1872

Vocabulary note for Grigne [colony or number] and accompanying verse, 10 February 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/76
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, aged 79 years, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist for Grigne describing it as a colony or a number and in some places stating that a sieve was called a grigne. What appears to be a verse reads 'Rionag an Righ, Rionag na madaine, Rionag a bhauch[aille], Nighean ri mheangain sa triuir leam sa cu sa gille sa cocair.'
Dates: 10 February 1870