Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Custom relating to 'Uisge-coisreach' [holy water] probably collected on Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, which reads 'Of 5 boats 2 had this in small stone bottles fixed by a string to the stem stem (sic) inside.'
Scope and Contents Customs relating to La-Samhna [Halloween] including that a girl would put an object [not defined here] under her pillow and if she saw her lover coming to take it from her then she would be married that year; that three plates one each of butter, salt and water were placed on the floor and then a blind-folded person was to put their hand in a plate and whichever one he chose would be of significance for example if he chose salt then that would mean death; girls would throw their 'criosan'...
Dates: 20 November 1873
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
Scope and Contents Illustration of a device that allows surface water to enter tile.
Scope and Contents Draft reply from Joseph Black to Patrick Wilson about snow water and heat.
Dates: 19 November 1781
Scope and Contents Photograph of the end of the Gulf of Suez.
Scope and Contents Etymological note on 'Glas' as 'water' and 'Dubh-ghlas' for 'Douglas', including mentions of 'Anaghlas = milk and water' and 'Glas-sheile = water brash' and a note that there is a 'Dubh-ghlas in Leanndaidh Lennox where some say Arthur fought his 3[r]d 4th and 5th battles.' [Douglas Water, Siorrachd Dhùn Breatainn/Dunbartonshire]
Scope and Contents Letter from Patrick Wilson to Joseph Black about snow water and offering items for John Walker's collection.
Dates: 30 October 1781
Scope and Contents Letter from Patrick Wilson to Joseph Black about snow water and phlogiston.
Dates: 09 November 1781
Scope and Contents Letter from Patrick Wilson to Joseph Black about snow water.
Dates: 08 February 1782