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Tales

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

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1868 to 16 June 1876

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...

Note and stories relating to Flora MacDonald's family, 12 April 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/77
Scope and Contents Note and stories collected from Mrs MacLellan, Ormacleit [Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] relating to Flora MacDonald's family, including the relationship between Mrs MacLellan's own family and Flora's family, Mrs MacLellan being the grand-daughter of Flora's younger brother Angus. Angus had a very large family of ten sons and four daughters. Her family connections with other well known MacDonald families are also noted. The story of how Flora's eldest brother Ranald died in a gun...

Song entitled 'Oran Si' and accompanying note, 26 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/48
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Oran Si' probably collected from Penelope MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Is fhasa bh uam fhein bonn Beinn eadara etc etc, Mach dhomhs mo chuilein caomh cairdeach'. The song is composed of fourteen lines and an accompanying note tells of the sighting of a fairy horse [?] by two sisters. The text contains a number of amendments and annotations in pencil and has been scored through in ink with the following written transversely across it 'B[ook]...

Stories about Ranald MacDonald of Milton, 12 April 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/78
Scope and Contents Stories collected from Mrs MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, about Captain Ranald MacDonald, father of Flora MacDonald, telling how he built the first house at Nunton [Baile nan Cailleach, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] 'after the Tota mhòr was burnt in 1715 - the night of Sheriffmuir. Allan was the Clanranald who was killed there', noting that he was killed by a man he had sent out of the country who shot him with a sixpence. Allan MacDonald of Clanranald is also quoted...

Story entitled 'Faire Chlaidh' and accompanying notes about graveyards, 26 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/51
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Faire Chlaidh' probably collected from Penelope MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and accompanying notes about graveyards.

Story entitled 'Mac Iain ic Sheumais', 27 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/44
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Iain ic Sheumais' collected from Mrs MacLenan [Penelope MacLellan], Ormacleit [Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] whose father was a great or great great grandson of Donul [Dòmhnall] Mac I[ain] ic Sheumas and who was named after him. Eiriosgaigh/Eriskay

Story entitled 'Mac Mhuirich Mor', 27 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/46
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Mhuirich Mor' probably collected from Penelope MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The text bears a number of annotations and amendments in pencil and has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere. The story tells how MacMhuirich Mòr found a small cat-like creature and took it home. His wife urged him to return the creature to where he had found it but he refused. The creature's mother came looking for her young and threatened to cause...