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Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Written on the inside front cover is '2/9 1870. Oban' and on the flyleaf is '[deleted: Twas] Friday 2 Sep[tember]. 1870. 12 noon from Ob[an]'. Folios 1-3r and 75r to 117v are blank. The text on folio 3v and 4r and 4v is written updside down and is later text (29 January 1875). The contents are in two distinct sections, the first being material collected on Lios Mòr/Lismore and the second being material collected in South Uist. Much of the...

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1872-1893

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f
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...

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1883 to 1887

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected mostly in An Apainn/Appin and Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. A large proportion of the stories and biographical information about Appin was collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, who was known as Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair. Amongst the material collected from Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair are proverbs, sayings, customs, stories about local figures and families and historic anecdotes. The other main...

Note about the caman of Bachuil, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/70
Scope and Contents Note about the caman of Bachuil which states that it was thought to have been sculpted on a gravestone on the spot where it had grown [Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].

Story about a man calling for the Baron on his death-bed, 15 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/9
Scope and Contents Story about a man calling for the Baron [Bachuil] on his death-bed collected from Donald MacGregor, Baile Garbh/Bailegarve, Lios Mòr/Lismore. The man's wife sent for the Baron but despatched another messenger afterwards saying that he need not come after all. The man cried 'O am Baron am Baron. Tha ghaoil bha gaoil agads air a bheir[e]adh riabh,' and then he died.

Story about An Gorm Mòr, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/40
Scope and Contents Story about An Gorm Mòr Mac An Leigh [MacOnlea or Livingstone], that he was the last person to live at Castle Achnanduin [Achadun, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. He took a boat and crew to Gaireleass [Garbh Shlios]and asked everyone to leave him. They saw a bull 'tearing down the glen' and then he and An Gorm Mòr fought. An Gorm Mòr was found and taken back to the Crois [Crois Dubh Lios Mòr or Black Cross of Lismore] where he was buried in the Livingstone plot near the Barons...

Story about An Gorm Mòr's daughter, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/51
Scope and Contents Story about An Gorm Mòr's daughter, that she died of plaigh [plague] at Laig uanach as she returned to Achnanduin from church at Clachan [Lag Uanach and Achadun, both Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].

Story about Caman na Bachuil [the Bachuil staff], September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/41
Scope and Contents Story about Caman na Bachuil [the Bachuil staff] describing how it was found growing on the Crois [Crois Dubh Lios Mòr or Black Cross of Lismore, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] having grown within a night, just as the Baron of Bachuil had seen in a dream the night before. The Baron cut it off and it was sent to the Pope, who had it 'gilt with gold & gave it to the Baron as a symbol of office.' The caman is described as being in the possession of hte Duke of Argyll. The story...

Story about Mac an Leigh Mòr's daughter dying of plague, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/56
Scope and Contents Story telling how Mac an Leigh Mòr' lived on Bernera Island, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire and his daughter went to Lios Mòr/Lismore, to visit her 'muime & oide' [godparents?] at Laguanach [Lag Uanach], where the plague had been. He stood at An Doirlinn and told her he would shoot her. She died of plague and was buried 'at a grey boulder at Pille Bhride' [Pille Bhrìde]. It is noted that MacCeallaich was the last bishop at Achnandun [Achadun] and that all the stones for the castle 'have been...

Story about the Baron of Bachuil being called for by a man on his deathbed, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/71
Scope and Contents Story telling how Donl du tearn [Dòmhnall Dubh Tighearna or Sir Donald Campbell of Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] sent for the Baron of Bachuil while he was on his deathbed but his wife never sent the messenger for him. It notes that Dòmhnall used to 'preach in the ag[e]s of episcopy.'