Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 47 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Photograph of an ant heap and a granite boulder in a field in [South Africa?] in the early 20th century.
Scope and Contents Archaeological note about Clach Mhor Nan Gleann, [Clach Mhòr na Glannan, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] and accompanying diagram showing the dimensions of the stone and describing it as 'aver[a]g[e] height 22 f[ee]t - or thereby Projects at north end 8 f[ee]t fr[om] ground.'
Dates: 4 March 1874
Scope and Contents The Correspondence: John Strong Newberry to John Perry sub-series consists of:
- 37 letters, alphabetically arranged (1863-1900)
Scope and Contents The Correspondence: Joseph Wilson Lowry to HR Mill sub-series consists of:
- 35 letters, alphabetically arranged (1839-1909)
Scope and Contents Custom and archaeological finds relating to Eala [possibly Clach na h-Ealaidh, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. The archaeological finds were pins, brooches and bones while the custom of retreating to Eala for a year and a day is described. Having completed their retreat people would emerge white-washed. Carmichael also mentions the location of the nunnery, the well where the nuns would wash [Tobar nam baintighearna at Creagan-nam-baintea[gh]rna] and another building near the...
Dates: September 1870
Scope and Contents Etymological note on Hasgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker] describing it as coming from the Norse for 'the ocean rock', describing how it is pronounced. Also a note that the Atlantic is called 'An Hàf' and the Minch 'An Cuan' giving an example of how 'An Hàf' is used.
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Written on the inside front cover is '2/9 1870. Oban' and on the flyleaf is '[deleted: Twas] Friday 2 Sep[tember]. 1870. 12 noon from Ob[an]'. Folios 1-3r and 75r to 117v are blank. The text on folio 3v and 4r and 4v is written updside down and is later text (29 January 1875). The contents are in two distinct sections, the first being material collected on Lios Mòr/Lismore and the second being material collected in South Uist. Much of the...
Dates: 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected mostly in An Apainn/Appin and Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. A large proportion of the stories and biographical information about Appin was collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, who was known as Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair. Amongst the material collected from Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair are proverbs, sayings, customs, stories about local figures and families and historic anecdotes. The other main...
Dates: 1883 to 1887
Scope and Contents Geological note on Sgeir na bualta [Sgeir a' Bhuallt, Tarasaigh/Taransay] stating that 'Felspar is mixt with the gneis of the rock...It glances in the sun greatly - trying on the eyes'. The accompanying vocabulary note reads 'Ceasad = Cleith, Concealing'.
Dates: 8 July 1870