Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note about 'balgan-bèiste' and that it is a globe with an insect inside it, which when a cow swallows an insect is put in water and the water then sprinkled on the cow. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: September 1909
Scope and Contents Note about the coastline of Loch Fyne, Tarbert [Loch Fìne, An Tairbeirt, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. The text has been scored through in pencil.
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Note on a charm entitled 'An Gulman' [cataract] probably collected from Catherine MacLean, crofter, Naast, Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty [Nàst, Geàrr Loch, Ros is Cromba], which notes that there must be a sixpence or a shilling in the bottom of the basin [of water] used in the charm. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 11 September 1909
Scope and Contents Note about the origins of the Patons [or Beatons] in Uist [Uibhist] that they are descended from the Olla[mh] Ileach [Ollamh Ìleach], a celebrated herbalist, who lived at Dallabrog [Dalabrog/Daliburgh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. It notes that 'The cuillion [holly] that he bro[ugh]t is good for cleibh druim', that am maraich [scurvy grass] could be found in cairns on the Strand and that the best water for boiling plants was in Geary heille [Geàrraidh Sheilidh/Garryhellie].
Dates: 3 February 1874
Scope and Contents Notes for 6 lectures on 'Geographical Evolution', encompasing a wide variety of related subjects. Sir Archibald Geike looked at various geological periods and how both the areas occupied by land and water changed over time. He looked at the creation of many geological formations, at the materials they were composed of and the processes involved, including the infleunce of different elements within the natural world. He used as examples numerous locations, mostly within the British Isles but...
Dates: late 19th century
Scope and Contents Proverb which reads 'Cha dhubh grian 's cha gheallaich uisg air' [Sun won't blacken nor water bleach it]. The text is followed by an arithmetic calculation which has been scored out.
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Chi mi Caibeal Dhiar[maid], Na chreag iasg' [Donnchadh Mac Cuilcein/Duncan Mac Cuilcein] collected from Barbara MacPhi [Barbara MacPhie] aged 73, Dreumsdale [Dreumasdal/Drimsdale, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The song is composed of twenty lines and is interrupted with a note on where 'Teisteamul nan gauna' [Teistamul nan Gamhna] is. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 27 March 1872