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Tales

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

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Field and transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1867

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW113
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing field and transcribed material. The notebook is inscribed on the front inside cover with the following: 'Scrap Book MS No1 Alex[ander] Carmichael (of Lismore) Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist] 1864'. On the recto side of the fly leaf is written 'Angus MacDonald Staoinebrig tale teller' and on the verso side of the fly leaf is written 'Bought at Drew's Saint columb Cornwall this 17 day of Nov[ember] 1864 A. A. Carmichael p2/3'....

'Nighean Righ Eirinn' [The King of Ireland's daughter], c 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW476
Scope and Contents The tale 'Nighean Righ Eirinn' recorded from Alasdair MacNeil, Barra, on 13 February 1866. Begins 'Bha righ ann an Eirinn uair agus bha e . ..' 'Needs correcting A.C.C.' is written at the top of the first page, and 'For Mr Campbell of Islay's acceptance' is written in the margin.

Story entitled 'An Gruagach Ban Mac Righ Eireann', 22 March 1871

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/2
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An Gruagach Ban Mac Righ Eireann' collected from Alastair mac Ruari bhain MacNeill [Alexander MacNeil], saillear eisg or fish salter, Ceanntangval Barra [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. The story tells how..... Some of the pencil text has smudged and is difficult to read. The accompanying note states that MacNeil heard the story from his father when he was a boy and that he is now seventy two years of age. Carmichael notes that he 'Wrote this tale while...

Story entitled 'An t-Og Chraobh', 13 February 1866

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/1
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An t-Og Chraobh' collected from Alasdair Mac Neil [Alexander MacNeil], fisherman and crofter, Ceanntangvall, Barra [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] written on 13 February 1866. Folios 10r to 11v contain text written transversely over the main text and starts from folio 11v. The transverse section of text appears to have been recorded from Lachunn Donullach [Lachlan MacDonald], cottar, Eilean Ghrimiseidh (Ceallun) Uist a Tuath [Ceallan/Kallin,...

Story entitled 'Mac Righ Sorach', January 1865

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/10
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Righ Sorach' collected from Alasdair Mac Neil [Alexander MacNeil], Ceantangbhall [Ceanntangabhal/Kentagaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. The story tells of how Mac Rìgh Sorach wanted to build [stepping stones?] between Maol-donach and Bhatarsa [Maol Dòmhnaich and Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay]. He and his servant each took a stone but he noticed that his servants was much bigger than his. Realising that his servant was much stronger than he was he stopped the work. The two stones can...

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1869

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW104
Scope and Contents Transciption notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The inside front cover is inscribed in ink with 'Bought at Wadebridge Cornwall Dec[ember] 1 1864 p 1/6 A A Carmichael' and the opposite page has 'A A Carmichael' written on it in pencil. The notebook contains Fenian songs or tales mainly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, some of which are repeated in full or in part. These include 'Laoidh na Muileartaich', 'Duan an Deirg' and 'A' Bhraoin Chaorain'....