Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
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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 Notes on Cnoc an Teampuil, Tobar Chriosd [Tobar Chrìosd] and Tobar Uc Roige, a religious site and two wells on Vatersay [Bhatarsaigh]. Referring to Cnoc an Teampuil, Carmichael notes 'When the byre was built bones and coffins were dug up. Where the old temple and cladh [graveyard] stood'. Of Tobar Chrìosd he states that water would be taken from there for sick people.
Notes on rocks around Iona and Lismore; whether the rocks have been sculpted; and place-names connected to them, c1893
Scope and Contents Notes on rocks around Iona and Lismore including the tidal sgeirs called An Draidhean and Lieth sgeir [An Dreadhan, Liath Sgeir, Lios Mòr, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] including their situations and that rock from Liath Sgeir was quarried for tombstones on Lismore and I Chaluim Chille/Iona. Also notes that Lithe [liath] or Li is the word for a flagstone, Leac-lithe [leac-liath] being the term for tombstone in Lismore, Iona and Inbhir Aora/Inveraray. He notes that Inis nan Draoidhean or Inis...
Scope and Contents Notes on the wells Tobar Bhri'it [Bridgit], Sanntrai [Sanndraigh/Santray], Tobar Eachinn [Tobar Eachainn, Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay] and the graveyard Tota Chrissein at Cuir [Cuier/Cuidhir, Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay]. Tobar Eachainn is named after Eachin mac mhic ic Neil and noted as 'cover[ed] over with slats beyond Vatersay Ho[use]'. Tota Chrissein is noted as being used 'in Mr Alastair's time. He put his first child in it'.
Scope and Contents Notes relating to Tarasaigh/Taransay including that Norman MacLeod mac Calum is a 'good story and Oss[ian] reciter' registered on Taransay's poor roll but living in Steòrnabhagh/Stornoway [Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis], listing a number of sites of possible archaeological interest such as Aird-nan-Ceallc, Tobar Chè, Cladh Chè and Cladh Charain, noting that Cè was a Tighearna [Lord] but Caran an unknown. He also notes that Uamh mhic Cailein or Ailein [Uamh Mhic Ailein] is about ten yeards long,...
Dates: 7 July 1870
Scope and Contents The writing for this item is smudged and mostly illegible but it appears to contain historical notes relating to the Western Isles possibly including mentions of wells and boats.
Scope and Contents Saying which reads 'Cha bhi fios math air tobar gun traigh e'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 23 September 1909
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'A sniamh mo chuigeil, A sniamh mo chuigeil', collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: October 1892
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Tobar nam buadh, Tha shuas sa gleannan' with a note which follows reading 'A schoolmaster in S Kilda in print' [Hiorta/St Kilda]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Story about a footmarked rock on the Isle of Barra [Barraigh] which says that it was creating from a leaping competition between Mac De [Jesus Christ] and the Donas [Devil]. Mac De won and hence the well near where his footmark landed is called 'Tobar na Buai[dh]'. Donas' footmark is described as 'splayed & ugly' while Mac De's is 'shapely & attractive'.
Dates: 24 September 1872