Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents List of names, probably informants comprising Duncan MacLellan, Neill MacNeil 'mac Iain bhain', Isobel Chisholm and 'Barbal Drimsdale'.
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, which reads 'An Deor mor Mac a Chombaich was the man of Bailean-deor' [Baile an Deòra/Balindore]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 6 July 1892
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Ri Acharainich (Eon Campbell) got the name when a lad from his pride.' [Acharonich, Am Muile/Isle of Mull]
Dates: August 1886
Note which reads 'Mar choin ag ol eanaraichTha ainmnean Chlann illeain Eachann! Lachann! Each! Lach! (Lapping up!)', September 1884
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Tha ainmnean Chlann illeain Eachann! Lachann! Each! Lach! (Lapping up!)' collected from Donald MacPhail, grocer, Quay, Oban [An t-Òban, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].
Dates: September 1884
Scope and Contents Draft essay regarding Gaelic surnames.
Dates: c 1860-1875
Scope and Contents Proverb which reads 'Their trian do natar ris an ainm'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents The volume is dated 1902 and entitled on the front board: 'A Scottish tradition of the House of Napier / Hon'ble Mrs. James Napier. On a facing page to the inside of the front-board it states: 'This Legend of Her Name was illustrated for The Bride / The Artist employed / was Mr. J. Jenks[?] / Schoolmaster / Kilmore [?] / by Oban. The volume contains a tale about the origin of the name 'Napier' and features a fine water-colour of two knights in 'Arts and Crafts' or 'Art Nouveau' style and...
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Donald MacPhee, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, about [Diarmaid] and accompanying verse beginning 'Cha do shaoil le m'athair fhein, Gur eir feola bha nam chrì'. The story tells how a king ordered all old people to be put to death and then for every man to bring his enemies, children, animals, musicians and fools to him. One poor man dug a hole in the ground and put his father in it. His father told him to follow the king's orders and so they arrived at the...
Scope and Contents Story collected from Iain MacCoinnich [John MacKenzie], Uisgeabhagh/Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula relating to Oscar and how he got his name, noting that at first he was called 'Cuime-nan-Cnamh' at first but after bravely slaying a beast his grandfather, Fionn, called him Oscar.
Dates: 14 March 1866