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Whales

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Fragment of a poem beginning 'Chunna mise sin s cha b ionagh' and accompanying note, June 1887

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/175
Scope and Contents Fragment of a poem beginning 'Chunna mise sin s cha b ionagh, Na muca marra mor mora a seinn'' and accompanying note that it was composed by a guilty man about to be hanged [and who had to compose twelve false verses to escape the noose].
Dates: June 1887

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Sir William Turner, 14 December [1910]

 Item
Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/46
Scope and Contents Turner thanks Ewart for sending him the cutting from The Field and describes the bones he has acquired from various whales.

The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 14 December [1910]

Notebook No.4, May 1827- June 1827

 Item
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/4
Scope and Contents This notebook is a mix of geological observations, ruminations, and illustrations, Lyell also writes on law, society, and the church. A light natural leather journal, the cover reads "Index inside C" in ink. The notebook is written in pencil and ink. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the notebook, transcribed from digital surrogates using the platform...
Dates: May 1827- June 1827

Notebook No.40, March 1831- May 1831

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 2: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/40
Scope and Contents This brown leather notebook contains Charles Lyell's notes from a visit to Horsham, Hastings, Lewes. Notes are primarily made in pencil with sketches. The front cover is labeled March 1831. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the notebook, transcribed from digital surrogates using the platform Transkribus. When known, Lyell's abbreviations and contractions have...
Dates: March 1831- May 1831

Story about a man from E òropaidh who went to Rònaidh and his sister, 27 October 1873

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW115/24
Scope and Contents Story about a man from Eòropaidh/Eoropie, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis who went to Rònaidh/North Rona. The story tells how he was fed up with women quarrelling, prayed to God for a place of his own and was taken to Rònaidh by a whale. When the whale landed, the seals and otters made scraping marks in the rocks at a place called 'Sgriob nam biast'. The man's sister [Brianain] wished to follow him and ended up on Sula Sgeir where, on a clear day, she could see her brother. The text of the story...
Dates: 27 October 1873

Story about whales and sharks and notes about squids and fish, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/74
Scope and Contents Story about whales and sharks probably collected on Ìle/Islay describing the whales a leaping twenty feet high and continuing to jump a long way from Glass Light up to Loch Bhrollam [Eilean Glas, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris and Loch Bhrollauim, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. Also makes notes about squid and describes the teeth, fins and blood of shark-like creatures. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887

Story entitled 'Rocabarrai', 26 April 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/73
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Rocabarrai', collected from Duncan MacLellan, mason, Carnan [Càrnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], who was told it by his grandmother. The story tells of a very successful fisherman from Barra [Barraigh] who had three sons and who was envied by other fisherman for his success. In his old age he told his sons that he wanted to return to his home and asked his sons to return with him. They declined but they all agreed to go fishing together and the old man would show them his...
Dates: 26 April 1872

Story entitled 'Rocabarraidh', 26 April 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW154/3
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Rocabarraidh' collected from Donnachadh Macgilliallain (Donnachadh Ban) [Duncan Bàn MacLellan], mason, Carnan, Iocar, Uist a Chinnideas [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells of a very successful fisherman from Barra [Barraigh] who had three sons. The other fishermen were always surprised by his success and decided to follow him. In his old age he told his sons that he wanted to return to his home and for his sons to return with him. They declined as they did not...
Dates: 26 April 1872