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Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1887

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael probably while he lived at 31, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, as this address is written in ink on the first folio. Written on the inside front cover but heavily scored is text which reads 'Mrs Malcolm MacLeod, [- Islay], widow of Mal[colm] MacLeod [Loch-]. The majority of the notebook contains material collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/ Islay relating folklore and natural history about the birds, fish, shellfish and animals found in and...

Note about Donald Macmhuraich's dogs, 4 June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/7
Scope and Contents Note about Donald Macmhuraich's [Donald Currie] dogs which reads 'Donald Macmhuraich three scores of times had dogs [call] to the Druid[eag] with diff[erent] dogs this'. Text has been scored through in pencil perhaps to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere.

Note about otters on Ìle/Islay, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/34
Scope and Contents Note about otters on Ìle/Islay probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter there, which states that 'Beiste donna' is an expression for an otter and that [Donald] 'Killed an otter larger than a barn door. The[y] larger than any ever seen in Islay - (twice attacked).'

Note which reads 'An cleireach mac crubag Dearc luachrach lotai and sin 3 siuil mhara', June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/45
Scope and Contents Note collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Baile Meadhanach/Ballymeanach, Ìle/Islay, which reads 'An cleireach mac crubag Dearc luachrach lotai[dh] [th]u sin 3 siuil mhara. His sister was stung & it last[ed] thus' indicating that his sister was stung by a lizard and the sting lasted three tides or eighteen hours. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Story about a child abducted by an eagle, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/51
Scope and Contents Story about a child abducted by an eagle collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Baile Meadhanach/Ballymeanach, Ìle/Islay, which tells how a Colbhasa/Colonsay woman left her child rolled in a blanket on the ground while at the sheiling, but it was lifted by an eagle which carried it to Islay and laid it down on a hillock, which Donald's grandfather was hiding behind. The story concludes that 'The child screamed.'

Story about a hawk hunting rock pigeons, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/30
Scope and Contents Story about a hawk hunting rock pigeons probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay. Donald tells how John Maconail, W Eilestra [Aolstradh an Iar/Wester Ellister] saw a blue hawk [peregrine falcon] chasing rock pigeons at Eileastra [Port Ellister], striking one, which fell to the ground, John picked it up and it flew high again, the hawk struck another pigeon which fell straight down, the hawk pursuing it with 'treme[ndous] swirl making straight upon her he jerked a little aside....

Story about a weather forecast, 6 June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/58
Scope and Contents Story by Alexander Carmichael at Claidville [Cladville], Ìle/Islay, in which Donald [Macunachy] [possibly Donald Maconachy or Donald MacMhurchy ie Donald Currie] correctly predicted the weather for the following day 'from the manner in which the clouds formed'.

Story about fishing on Ìle/Islay and Calum Cille [St Columba], June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/49
Scope and Contents Story about fishing on Ìle/Islay collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Baile Meadhanach/Ballymeanach, there that fishing would take place at Oin Hailigeo [Abhainn Shailigeo/Saligo River] or Loch Gruinart and that once a man caught a losgain [frog or toad] and gave it to Calum Cille [St Columba], who made a curse that every salmon would face out to sea and none would return. The story concludes that the lake used to be full of salmon.

Story about geese on Ìle/Islay and vocabulary note, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/36
Scope and Contents Story about geese on Ìle/Islay collected from Donald Currie, crofter there, telling how he once ''sneaked behi[nd] [a] dyke to see how near he could get to geese in a pool - tame geese.' One goose stood separately on a knoll but was struck in the face by several flaps by another goose. which went back to the pool afterwards. 'The chastened goose roared out for long aft[er]. Never attemp[ed] to move'. Donald adds that 'Geese go to Loch Dearg in Ire[land] from this' [Lough Derg, County Donegal]....

Story and notes about snakes, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/39
Scope and Contents Story and notes about snakes collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay, describing when and how the snake sheds its skin; how a man saw a snake jump twelve feet in the air after he had threatened it; that all the belly scales are used in travelling and that they will chase children but not adults. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.