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Archaeological note about Aird Niseboast and accompanying sketch and stories about MacLeod of Harris and Campbells of Taransay, 11 July 1870
Scope and Contents Archaeological note about Aird Niseboast [Àird Niosabost, Na Hearadh] and accompanying sketch showing the dimensions of the obelisk and stones and describing their positions. He notes that there is no tradition about Àird Niosabost other than 'the Ord bhairneach na caillich'. The first story tells how MacLeod of Harris used to make a smudan to request the Ta[a]n[say] [Tarasaigh] peop[le] come to pay their rent' describing how proprietors can part company with or take on a new tenant. The second...
Dates: 11 July 1870
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 Notes on the population of Tarasiagh/Taransay, stating that Paible is the inhabited part and Rath the north township 'but no people now', that 'Aird-Mhanuis' [Àird Mhànais] is an island at high spring tides, and that good families came from Taransay including that of Cap[tain] Ken[neth] Campbell 'mac Alast[air] ic Coinnich ic Dho[mh]n[u]il[l] ic Iain Oig of Taransay' describing Captain Campbell as 'one of the most gent[le]manly men who ever live.' Campbell is said to have lived at Aoi [Uidh]...
Dates: 8 July 1870