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Names, Geographical

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

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Article entitled 'Place Names of Iona', late 19th-early 20th century

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW225
Scope and Contents 4 versions of Carmichael's article 'Place Names of Iona', 'Scottish Geographical Magazine', ii (1886), 461-74; iii (1887), 80-7, 242-7.
Dates: late 19th-early 20th century

Central Highland Place Names, late 19th-early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW28
Scope and Contents Notebook containing lists of central highland place names by Alexander MacBain. Also includes, on a loose leaf typescript sheet, a review of Mr W.M Drummond-Norie's, 'Loyal Lochaber'.
Dates: late 19th-early 20th century

Class lectures and related notes, written by W.J. Watson, 1880s

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW374
Scope and Contents Series of class lectures and class notes, written by William J. Watson. Includes a series of lectures on Scottish Gaelic Literature, a verse entitled 'Praise of Mary' from the Leabhar Breac, lists of place names in Perth, Forfar, Fife, and Dumbarton, a list of Scottish Saints and 4 pages of notes on Tiraphuir, Lismore, by Alexander Carmichael.
Dates: 1880s

Correspondence between Dr Alan Orr. Anderson and W.J. Watson, 04 Feb 1922-22 June 1928

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW373
Scope and Contents Series of letters from Dr Alan Orr Anderson to William J. Watson. The letters largely form a discussion on the origins of the Northern race, the origins of Scottish place names, and the origins of Gaelic words. Discussion is also made of vol ii of the publicationEarly sources of Scottish history, A.D. 500 to 1286, collected and translated by Alan Orr Anderson (Edinburgh, 1922). Also included are a series of genealogical charts of early medieval Scottish...
Dates: 04 Feb 1922-22 June 1928

Correspondence, J.C Watson, 1938-1941

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW578
Scope and Contents Items of correspondence, concerning scholarly matters, between James Carmichael Watson and Rudolf Thurneysen and James Carmichael Watson and Thomas F. O'Rahilly. Also an invoive for Togail Bruidne Da Derga edited by Eleanor Knott (Dublin, 1936).
Dates: 1938-1941

Craighdeanan ?? / A' Chailleach Mhuileach, late 19th-early 20th century

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW393
Scope and Contents Two articles concerning the origins of place names round the coast of the Western Highlands and Islands.
Dates: late 19th-early 20th century

Etymologies concerning names around Brechin, c 1865

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW442
Scope and Contents List of etymologies concerning names around Brechin, sent to David Dakers Black by Alexander Carmichael.
Dates: c 1865

Lewis Place names, late 19th-early 20th century

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW18
Scope and Contents Notebook containing lists of Lewis place names, compiled by William John Watson. Also inside the book is an Edinburgh Celtic Union booklet, session 1937-1938.
Dates: late 19th-early 20th century

Miscellaneous Papers and Notes by W.J. Watson, late 19th-early 20th century

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW11
Scope and Contents Folder containing miscellaneous papers and notes by W.J. Watson. Items include a paper on 'Some Interactions between English and Gaelic' , lists of place names, correspondence with the Burgh Surveyor's Office, Perth, concerning a site in Strathtay, a list of 'Saints in Adamnan's Life of Columba', a newspaper clipping from the Times Literary Supplement July 12, 1923, entitled 'Scottish Place Names', and an essay entitled 'The Early Church in the North'.
Dates: late 19th-early 20th century

Newspaper Cuttings, 1898-1924

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW397
Scope and Contents Newspaper cuttings relating to various subjects including: Scottish place names, clan history, topography, the Inneses of Caithness and pipe tunes. The cuttings were taken from the following publications, Oban Times, Glasgow Herald, Peoples Journal, Northern Chronicle, Perthshire Advertiser, Northern Ensign and the Highland News.

The cuttings are contained in three envelopes, addressed to the Rev Charles M. Robertson, Jura, Islay and Ullapool.
Dates: 1898-1924