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Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 99 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical notes on the poet Uilleam Ros [William Ross], 14 March 1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/23
Scope and Contents Biographical notes on the poet Uilleam Ros [William Ross] collected from Alastair Mac Coinnich [Alexander MacKenzie], Loch Uisge-bhadh [Loch Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] originally from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty], including how he met Alastair's mother [Mary MacKenzie], for whom he wrote 'Moladh na h-Oighe Gaelaich'; how shortly before he died, Ross burned all his books; about the relationship between him and Mor Ros, for whom he wrote many poems...
Dates: 14 March 1866

Certificates, 1885-1891

Identifier: BAI 5/1
Scope and Contents Marriage certificates (church and civil) for John Baille (1829-1891) and Annie Macpherson and certificate of registry of death of John Baillie.
Dates: 1885-1891

Correspondence regarding engagement, 1918

Identifier: BAI 3/1
Scope and Contents Letters sent to Richard Fowler from his wife, his daughter and from John Baillie concerning John Baillie and Florence Jewel Fowler's plans to marry.
Dates: 1918

Custom and story relating to 'Càthadh an Fhras Lìn', c1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/32
Scope and Contents Custom and story relating to 'Càthadh an Fhras Lìn', the custom being that the lint seed was winnowed at dusk. The story tells of a servant girl in Draoineach, Skye [An Droighneach/Drynoch, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] doing this but when asked by the lady of the house whom she saw, the girl replied 'that she had no luck that she only saw her master'. Within a year, the lady of the house had died and the servant girl married her master.
Dates: c1870

Custom entitled 'Cannach an t-Sleibhe' relating to a marriage test, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/112
Scope and Contents Custom entitled 'Cannach an t-Sleibhe' [canach an t-sleibhe or moss-cotton] relating to a marriage test in which a maid has to weave and sew a shirt of moss-cotton herself before she can get married. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887

Custom relating to marriage prediction, c1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/33
Scope and Contents Custom relating to marriage prediction which reads 'Salt Herrings were eaten after having been roasted on the fire. The person seen coming to give a drink was the person to whom the girl was to be married.'
Dates: c1870

Customs relating to girls and marriage, c1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/30
Scope and Contents Customs relating to girls and marriage including 'goid a chail', which takes place on Là Samhna [All Hallows' Day], and in which a girl puts 'cal' under her pillow and if she sees her lover taking the cal from under her pillow she is to be married to him that year. Also, a girl is blindfolded and made to choose a plate from three which contain earth, water and salt respectively. The earth plate means death, the salt bitterness and the water marriage. Lastly the girls throw their belts through...
Dates: c1870

Customs relating to to food and drink, 20 November 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/15
Scope and Contents Custom relating to food and drink including predicting using egg-whites or salt in water - the choice of salt water was an indication of drowning; the number of grains of corn thrown from a handful would indicate the number of children a woman would have; an account using 'crathadh an fhras lin' at Draineach, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isleof Skye; salt-herrings being roasted on a fire and the first thristy person would be the first to be married; and the throwing of a string into a kiln to see...
Dates: 20 November 1873

Famous Horse Tame to Wed - Rimington Taming Horse, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/1214
Scope and Contents Photograph of an article with photographs from the 4 January 1917 edition of the Daily Mirror entitled, "Famous Horse Tamer to Wed" showing Lieutenant Mike R. Rimington on the back of a rearing horse taming it along with two portrait images of him and Margret Tyron Woodforde, who he was marrying.
Dates: 1870s-1930s

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1864 to

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, noted as being 'Bought at St Columb, Cornwall, 30 Nov[ember] 1864 pr[ice] 2/3'. The back inside cover contains a note probably collected as part of excise duties which reads 'Rod[erick] MacPhie Mast of boat 21.8 [-] 1.2½ [-]'. The notebook contains one insertion. The majority of the notebook contains lore relating to Miùlaigh/Mingulay mostly collected from Roderick MacNeil, crofter, aged 88, known as Ruairidh an Rùma. Roderick MacNeil also...
Dates: 1864 to