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Wells

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

Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:

A Well in Gujurat, 1870s-1930s

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Identifier: Coll-1434/672
Scope and Contents Photograph of bullocks being led down a hill pulling a rope to draw up water from the well in Gujurat, [India] in the late 19th or early 20th century.

Archaeological and historical notes on Teampul na Trianaid, 18 January 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/134
Scope and Contents Archaeological and historical notes on Teampul na Trianaid collected from John Mac Innon [John MacKinnon], Carnish [Teampull na Trionaid, Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] including that it was built by Nin Mhic Dhuil Latharna [Nighean Mhic Dhùghaill, a daughter of MacDougall of Lorn] who went around building in different places to leave a name behind her. MacKinnon recalls seeing charred wood on top of the temple as a result of wood being burnt across Scotland in one night 'the...

Archaeological and historical notes on the construction of Teampull na Trionaid, 18 January 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/136
Scope and Contents Archaeological and historical notes collected from John MacKinnon, Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist on the construction of Teampull na Trionaid. Included in the details are that the gable of the building fell down after people dug at the foundations to get the flagstone which were there. A man known as Uilleam Clachair, possibly William Paterson, who came from Assaint a Tua [Asainte/Assynt, Cataibh/Sutherland] to work at Baile Raghnaill/Balranald and Baile nan Caileach/Nunton...

Archaeological note about a skeleton and Tobar Che, 10 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/63
Scope and Contents Archaeological note about a skeleton which was found 'in a sit[tin]g pos[i]t[ion] stuck in a cleft of a rock s[outh] of Tear Che or Cherun' [Tobar Chè, Tarasaigh/Taransay] and that Tobar Chè 'is ab[ou]t 55 y[ar]ds due w[est] covered over with a face it goes back 60 or 70 f[ee]t'.

Archaeological notes on Bogha na Cille, Tobar Rua and Carragh, Borve and accompanying sketch and story, 11 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/71
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on Bogha na Cille [also Bogha na h-Eaglais or Bogha an Teampull, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] describing it as having 'quite visible walls' being 16 or 18 fathoms deep on a good fishing bank opposite the Manse and Scarasta [Sgarasta]. Tobar Rua is described as being 'old & burnt' and built like the mouth of a drain'. The story tells how the south side of the sand bank between Taransay [Tarasaigh] and Loscintir [Losgaintir/Luskentyre] was so large 100 years ago that it...

Archaeological notes on Crois-Ch-Chille [Crois Chaluim Chille] and Tobar C-Chille [Tobar Chaluim Chille], 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/54
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on Crois-Ch-Chille and Tobar C-Chille [Crois Chaluim Chille/Columba's Cross and Tobar Chaluim Chille/Columba's Well, Beàrnaraigh/Berneray], noting the height of the cross and the position of an altar next to it and a leab-a-chràidh [leabaidh c] composed of two stones one of which was where Calum Cille prayed and the other where he slept. He notes that this was when Calum Cille consecrated the burial place. Tobar Chaluim Chille is described as a font rather than a well as it...

Argentine Family House and Well, 1870s-1930s

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Identifier: Coll-1434/1064
Scope and Contents Photograph of an Argentinian family, their house and well in the early 20th century. The family stand in front of their house around the well.

Artesian Well, 1870s-1930s

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Identifier: Coll-1434/2575
Scope and Contents Photograph of a group of men and women standing on the edge of a pit with an artesian well shooting water into the air in the early 20th century.

Custom and archaeological finds relating to Eala, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/25
Scope and Contents Custom and archaeological finds relating to Eala [possibly Clach na h-Ealaidh, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. The archaeological finds were pins, brooches and bones while the custom of retreating to Eala for a year and a day is described. Having completed their retreat people would emerge white-washed. Carmichael also mentions the location of the nunnery, the well where the nuns would wash [Tobar nam baintighearna at Creagan-nam-baintea[gh]rna] and another building near the...

Description of the composition St Cyril's well, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/99
Scope and Contents Description of the composition of St Cyril's well [Tobar Churalain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] including quartz pebbles and scallop shells and shards of pottery left on the shelf. Also notes that there is a beautiful spot fifty feet below the graveyard [Cladh Churalain].