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Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116
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

Note about a smack built by Ranald MacDonald, 8 July 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/20
Scope and Contents Note about a smack built by Ranald MacDonald, [sheep farmer, Tarasaigh/Taransay], who had never built a boat before, describing it as a 'Fine decked smack...as finely finish[ed] as if by a thorough carp[enter].'
Dates: 8 July 1870

Story about Taogai MacCuinn, 8 July 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/16
Scope and Contents Story about Taogai MacCuinn [MacQueen] probably collected from Ranald MacDonald, sheep farmer, Tarasaigh/Taransay, that he lived in Trotarnish, Skye [TrĂ²ndairnis/Trotternish, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] and that it is from him that all the MacQueen families in Skye and Uibhist/Uist descend. He is described as having been litigious and once put in a plea about corn which was damaged and he got off the charge by saying that the damage was done by seals rolling on the corn.
Dates: 8 July 1870