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Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Archaeological notes on Kildonan and accompanying notes on Flora MacDonald and her husband, 24 May 1870
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on Kildonan [Cill Donnain, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The various sites relating to St Donain are described as Eilean Donain or Isle Donain, which is where the saint's house was, the house being '50 x 26 feet with several surrounding ruins' and the island itself being 70 yards long by 50 yards wide. Cladh Donain [Cille Dhonnain] is described as a peninsula separated from Eilean Donain by another island, the relative distances being noted, and containing a ruined chapel and...
Dates: 24 May 1870
Scope and Contents Custom relating to La Fheill Brìde [St Bride's Day] describing how Mrs Major MacLeod also known as 'Major Ann', the daughter of Flora MacDonald, removed the stocking from her foot and pounded a piece of peat on the doorstep while reciting a verse beginning 'An diu[gh] la [Fhe]ill Bride, Thig nigh[ean] Imhair as an toll'. Text has been scored through in ink perhaps to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The marjority of the notebook relates to material collected in Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire but there are a number of loose leaves at the end which contain an account of a journey from Uibhist/Uist through An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, during which time his wife, Mary is in Edinburgh and is pregnant. There are eight blank folios at the end of the notebook. Much of the material in this notebook was collected from Duncan...
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...
Dates: c1868 to 16 June 1876
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 Note and stories collected from Mrs MacLellan, Ormacleit [Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] relating to Flora MacDonald's family, including the relationship between Mrs MacLellan's own family and Flora's family, Mrs MacLellan being the grand-daughter of Flora's younger brother Angus. Angus had a very large family of ten sons and four daughters. Her family connections with other well known MacDonald families are also noted. The story of how Flora's eldest brother Ranald died in a gun...
Dates: 12 April 1870
Scope and Contents Notes on 'Flora MacDonald saying she lived at Kildonan [Cill Donnain, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], and querying if it was at Roisnis [Ròisinis/Rossinish, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] that she left with Prince Charlie or if it was Loch Aoineart [Loch Aineort, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist].
Scope and Contents Stories about the family of Flora MacDonald probably collected from Donald MacInnes, Baile Gharbhaidh/Balgarva, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, telling how Alexander MacDonald, Flora's brother was in Carrasy visiting his 'Aunt Isebal ni[gh]ean fir Airi[dh] mhuil[ean]' [Iseabail/Isabella daughter of the tacksman of Àirigh Mhuilinn/Milton]. He saw a flock of ducks flying overhead, rushed into the house, picked up the gun but he did not know how to work it and shot himself. Donald was two...
Dates: September 1872
Scope and Contents Story about Eilean or Caisteal Bheagram, telling how it was built by Allan mac Iain mhic Iain Mhuideartich [Allan MacDonald] a brother of Clanranald. He began building at 'Iollan a chaisteal at Fadhail Hough', which he abandoned and then built Caisteal Bheagram. His son, Ranald, lived at Caisteal Bhuirgh [Borve Castle, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] which according to John mac Eachain was built by Eifirig ni Choinnich. A deleted note states that Flora MacDonald sailed with the Prince [Charles...
Dates: 13 April 1870
Scope and Contents Story about Prince Charles Edward Stuart [Bonnie Prince Charlie], that he had a drink of milk from a black sheep on Brai Bhornish [Bràigh Bhornais, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and that a party of red soldiers asked a man if they had seen the Prince, to which he replied that he had just parted company with him. The soldiers ordered him to take them to the Prince and that they would reward him so he took them up Drimore [Driomor] and all but one of the soldiers fell away, whereupon the man hit...
Dates: 16 September 1890