Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Notes and text for five lectures on geology. Sir Archibald Geikie placed civilisation, religion and mythology in the context of geological development, looking at geolgical formations and the processes and materials involved in their creation.
Scope and Contents The correspondence of Alexander E. R. Agassiz is mainly about coral reefs. There are letters to Sir Charles Wyville Thomson and to Sir John Murray (1841-1914). There is also material on Agassiz's life and scientific work.
Dates: circa 1867-1910
Scope and Contents List entitled 'Gnath-Fhocail' containing proverbs and sayings on subjects such as days, weather, seasons and living creatures.
Scope and Contents Note about horse or cow hair collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay, the meaning of which is unclear. Also, vocabulary note which reads 'Conachag = shell'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Three riddles written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula involving sea-life, vessels and rocks which read 'Se sin a chuir am breallach-breac a thaigh a chonachair, 'S a chuir an conachair a thaigh a gheara-bhric. An t-ioasad.'; Cha robh fuaim mor o shothach lan riamh, Ged 's beag do [chron] smor t tiomlag.' and 'Chaidh triuir gu carraig thill an triuir, 's cha do chairrich a charraig.'
Dates: February 1895
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note that [Magairle-garbh] is a sea-urchin. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: August 1909