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Tales

 Subject
Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 5 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...

Notes about fish and snakes, 24 June 1887

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/119
Scope and Contents Notes about fish and snakes collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann] including that the skate has no roe, snakes have eggs like hens and the dogfish has no ribs, only a spine. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Story about a drowned puppy, 24 June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/127
Scope and Contents Story about a drowned puppy collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann]. The story tells how boys used to make ceallagan [strings of hooks] for fishermen. One boy drowned a puppy and the next morning a trosg [cod] was caught on his ceallag [string of hooks] and when it was opened up the drowned puppy was found inside it. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Story and note about eels, 24 June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/117
Scope and Contents Story and note about eels collected from Ian Macaulay [John MacAulay], from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann]. The story tells how Ian's mother had lost her loinid [churn-staff] and it was discovered in a well, which was 'alive with eels...All wriggling in the most extrao[rdinary] manner + their tails tied togeth[er] in the twisted or plaited rope.' Notes that eels breed in the sea but he never saw any roe in those that he fished adding...

Story and notes about eels and dog-fish, 24 June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/118
Scope and Contents Story and notes about eels and dog-fish collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann]. MacAulay states that morgan [dog-fish] stick to rocks like muc-creige [wrasse] and that an eel once caught a man at Lochdibaig [Loch Diabaig, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but he killed it and found it was full of goll-luachair [reeds] which are used by coopers for barrels. It was thought that the eels had eaten the...