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Found in 1040 Collections and/or Records:

Fragment of the story entitled 'An Tuanach agus a sheachnar Ghillean', c1861

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW109/12
Scope and Contents Fragment of the story entitled 'An Tuanach agus a sheachnar Ghillean' [similar to folktales of 'The Extraordinary Companion'] probably collected from Ruaridh Camshron [Roderick Cameron], Carbost [Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] which can be found at CW109/2, folio 3v.
Dates: c1861

Fragment of the story entitled 'An Tuanach agus a sheachnar Ghillean', c1861

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW109/13
Scope and Contents Fragment of the story entitled 'An Tuanach agus a sheachnar Ghillean' [similar to folktales of 'The Extraordinary Companion'] probably collected from Ruaridh Camshron [Roderick Cameron], Carbost [Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] which can be found at CW109/2, folio 3v.
Dates: c1861

Fragment of the story entitled 'An Tuanach agus a sheachnar Ghillean', 1861

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW109/14
Scope and Contents Fragment of the story entitled 'An Tuanach agus a sheachnar Ghillean' [similar to folktales of 'The Extraordinary Companion'] probably collected from Ruaridh Camshron [Roderick Cameron], Carbost [Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] which can be found at CW109/2, folio 3v.
Dates: 1861

Fragmentary notes on Tolstadh Bho Thuath, landownership and serpents, 17 October 1873

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/82
Scope and Contents Fragmentary notes on Tolstadh Bho Thuath [Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis], landownership and serpents. The writing is difficult to make out but seems to refer to people leaving Tolstadh Bho Thuath and the land being given to a Sas[senach] [Englishman] and managed by a shepherd. There is also mention of a tradition which believes that serpents go into the ground in autumn and appear again in the spring.
Dates: 17 October 1873

Fragmented notes about Calum Cille [St Columba] and the Easpaig [bishop], 12 September 1890

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/2
Scope and Contents Fragmented notes about Calum Cille [St Columba] and the Easpaig [bishop].
Dates: 12 September 1890

Fragments of stories about Cuchulainn and accompanying verse, 13 September 1873

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/15
Scope and Contents Fragments of stories about Cuchulainn collected from Coinneach MacThasgail [Kenneth MacAskill], Caolas Scalpey [Caolas Scalpaigh/Kyles Scalpay, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris]. The verse begins ' 'S olc a [thuig] tusa bhuamsa, [Aoin uasail anameirich]'. The verse is composed of five lines and precedes the stories. The fragments include the story of the death of Conlaich and Nighean an Laobhaire.
Dates: 13 September 1873

Genealogical note about descendants of Righ Lochlann, October 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/129
Scope and Contents Genealogical note about descendants of Righ Lochlann, probably collected in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist, listing various clans from 'Auladh dearg Mac Ri[gh] Lochlain' to Clann ic Ruiry who were descended from 'one of the 20 men soldiers who came with Tochra ni[ghea]n a Chaanaich'.
Dates: October 1870

Genealogical notes and stories about the Livingstone family, 4 October 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/40
Scope and Contents Genealogical notes and stories about the Livingstone family including their connections with Kerrera, Ulva and Blantyre [Cearrara, and Ulbha, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire and Lanarkshire] and David Livingstone the explorer. There is a story about a Livingstone at Achnacree killing a deer for the King with an arrow and subsequently losing possession of Dail an eas [Achadh na Crithe and Dail an Eas/Dalness, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Also includes a story about 'The baron who bro[ugh]t body of...
Dates: 4 October 1892

Genealogical notes on the Livingstone family including a story from the Battle of Culloden, October 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/68
Scope and Contents Genealogical notes on the Livingstone family including a story from the Battle of Culloden Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. The notes include that Donald Livingstone, fought at the Battle of Culloden aged eighteen, where nine of his men were shot carrying the Prince's flag. He took the flag and 'swathed [it] round his body. He was shot down and was thought to be dead but he got up with nine bullet wounds - flesh wounds which were seen in his body when he died aged 79 or 80 years old'. There are...
Dates: October 1892

Geographical notes on An Rò'adh and accompanying story about hunting birds, 9 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/37
Scope and Contents Geographical notes on An Rò'adh near Siatar describing the natural arch there and speculating on how it was formed [Roagh and SheadarTarasaigh/Taransay]. The accompanying story describes the ravens' nests made of heather and seagrass at Raogh and tells how the shepherd who is with Carmichael had killed seven chicks that year and five fledglings the year before 'so the poor Beat[aich] has no chance of siol'. Carmichael compares Roagh to Sloc Rò [Sloc Ruadh] in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist where...
Dates: 9 July 1870