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Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 76 Collections and/or Records:

Res.5.6 Married couple, c.40 yrs, corporation tenants, female interviewer, 6 November 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/5/6
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: Family history; housing; employment; neighbours; education of children; child discipline.Family history: Wife was brought up in the Boswalls, husband was brought up in Leith, his mother was a widow and as soon as he was old enough he left school and worked in a butcher's shop, he has lots of relatives in Leith but wife says they don't have anyhing to do with them, only immediate relatives. Married during the war and lived with the wife's mother.Housing:...
Dates: Other: 6 November 1961

Res.4.16 Female resident, age unknown, married, corporation tenant, female interviewer, 4 October 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/4/16
Scope and Contents Summary includes brief description of house interior. Topics discussed include: Accommodation; unemployment; neighbours.Acommodation: INTVEE and family are tenants in a cottage type house, previous tenants had been evicted and the house was in a shocking state despite the Corporation carrying out cleaning and repairs.Unemployment: During the interview INTVEE became upset about her husband's imprisonment for theft and subsequent inability to find work. She showed much anxiety about the...
Dates: Other: 4 October 1961

Res.4.29 Male resident, 20 yrs, single, corporation tenant, male interviewer, 26 October 1961

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/2/4/29
Scope and Contents INTVEE lives with his parents and siblings whose ages range from 13 to 33. He was asked primarily to talk about Leith where his family are from. He gives Graham Street as an example of a street occupied by big families who all know each other. He thinks there is a Leith accent e.g. they say "shuffle" instead of "shovel". He thinks it's embarrassing the way Leith people talk about "good turnouts" at funerals. There are a lot of old people now in Leith and funerals are frequent. The Edinburgh way...
Dates: Other: 26 October 1961

Sch.18 Summary of two interviews with a married couple regarding the education of their children at non fee-paying and fee-paying local authority schools, female interviewer, 19 June 1962

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/4/18
Scope and Contents INTVEEs believe their daughter at Gillespies is getting a better education than their children at Trinity and Granton. They believe social behaviour is influenced more by the home. Male INTVEE did six years of night school and does not think children should have to do that, he is quoted as saying, "they should have all opportunities given to them within the full education system". He believes education is about enabling you to feel secure, earn good money and have some choice in what you do. He...
Dates: Other: 19 June 1962

Sch.30 Summary of an interview with a married female resident regarding the education of her children at non fee-paying local authority schools, female interviewer, 25 July 1962

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S3/4/4/30
Scope and Contents INTVEE’s think that their younger children suffered at Ainslie Park because of eldest child's bad behaviour and were not given a fair chance by teachers. They believe that when going for jobs, Ainslie Park pupils can't compete with those who have been to fee-paying school because of its reputation.
Dates: Other: 25 July 1962

Story about Mairi ("ni Raoil") NicNeill, dairy woman to the MacNeill of Barra, 1885

Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/43
Scope and Contents Story about Mairi ("ni Raoil") NicNeill [Mary MacNeill née MacDonald], dairy woman to the MacNeil of Barra, [Bruairnis/Bruernish, Eòlaigearraidh/Eoligarry, Barraigh/Barra]. The story tells of how, when General Roderick MacNeil was at war in India, the factor 'would not allow her her own mode of feeding the calfs'. When MacNeil returned he asked for Mary but was told by the factor that she had left. MacNeil reproached him saying that his cattle was famous long before a factor ever saw them and...
Dates: 1885