Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from T Belt enclosing a reprint of his paper on the Lingula Flags of Wales in which he believes he was the first to suggest that the Menevian Group beds identified by John William Salter and H Hicks form the natural boundary of the Cambrian rocks.
Dates: 22 January 1873
Identifier: Coll-74 Gen 524/8/59
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Thomas George Bonney apologising that he does not have a book which Geikie is seeking. He goes on to ask permission to use 2 figures from Ancient Volcanoes of Great Britain , ( 1897) in a publication.
Dates: 27 June 1898
Scope and Contents Note and story about Ciosmaol [Caisteal Chiosmuil/Kisimul Castle, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay stating that it was built by a Ruari Breac and was left by Ruari Breac [both Roderick MacNeil of Barra]. The first was married to a daughter of the Earl of Bute who was visited by a woman from Boradh [Borgh/Borve] with some new butter [as payment to her landlady]. She complained of having to live on a rock in the sea where she could not...
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Aoir Nan Rodan' and accompanying story collected from Mr Kenneth MacLean, merchant, Lochmaddy [Loch nam Madadh, Uibhist a Tuath] beginning 'Aonais nan robh oirnne fregair'. The story tells how John MacLean [Iain mac Eachain], innkeeper, Lochmaddy sent for Donll Mac Eoin [Donald MacLean], Carnaish [Cairinis/Carinish] and another bard Aonas [Angus] to get rid of his rats 'which were like to destroy every thing'. The bards requested a drink first ['giarachadh teanga'] but were...
Dates: 14 September 1885
Scope and Contents Song collected from Donald MacPhee, blacksmith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, beginning 'Hu ru o na hi oro, Na nam faite Seathain ri fhuasgla[dh]' [Seathan Mac Rìgh Èireann] composed of fifteen lines. The story tells how the song was composed by an aunt of MacLeod of Harris to MacNeill Dhun an t-Sleibh [Dùn an t-Sleibh, Barraigh/Isle of Barra], her husband. She alleged that a priest had tried to take advantage of her in the confessional the response to which was that the priest...
Dates: 21 May 1869
Scope and Contents Story and notes collected from Roderick MacNeil, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay telling how 'Barra one year made a rent of £14,000' and how MacNeill [MacNeil of Barra] came over fourteen days before Lunasdal stayed until '14 days of Foghar'. No one dared to go to Lianamal [Liànamul] before he came. The measurements of feorlig and peighinn are noted according to how many [barrels] are paid in rent according to feorlig or peighinn. The story states that 'All were taken from Lianamal. After that MacNeill...
Dates: 23 May 1869
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note for Cairiste or Presan describing it as a payment to the landlord for a half pennyland which is made up of six yards of linen, two stones of butter, two and a half stones of cheese and three bolls of oatmeal. 'Fear na feorlig' or someone with a farthing land (half of a half pennyland) would pay half of the quantity listed.