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Wells

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

Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Written on the inside front cover is '2/9 1870. Oban' and on the flyleaf is '[deleted: Twas] Friday 2 Sep[tember]. 1870. 12 noon from Ob[an]'. Folios 1-3r and 75r to 117v are blank. The text on folio 3v and 4r and 4v is written updside down and is later text (29 January 1875). The contents are in two distinct sections, the first being material collected on Lios Mòr/Lismore and the second being material collected in South Uist. Much of the...

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1872-1893

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The marjority of the notebook relates to material collected in Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire but there are a number of loose leaves at the end which contain an account of a journey from Uibhist/Uist through An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, during which time his wife, Mary is in Edinburgh and is pregnant. There are eight blank folios at the end of the notebook. Much of the material in this notebook was collected from Duncan...

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1883 to 1887

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected mostly in An Apainn/Appin and Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. A large proportion of the stories and biographical information about Appin was collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, who was known as Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair. Amongst the material collected from Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair are proverbs, sayings, customs, stories about local figures and families and historic anecdotes. The other main...

Fragment of a story about hidden treasure on Am Muile/Isle of Mull, August 1886

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/31
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story about hidden treasure on Am Muile/Isle of Mull. The story relates to the betrayal by MacLeod of Dunvegan and Maclean of Lochbuie of Hector Odhar Maclean at the Battle of Bloody Bay. When Maclean realised he was betrayed he 'car[r]ied the treasure up & threw it in the well where it is buried. closed up now simply a hollow.'

Letter from Thomas Reid to Joseph Black, 17 January 1773

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Identifier: Coll-16/I/49-50
Scope and Contents Letter from Thomas Reid to Joseph Black about mineral wells in Aberdeenshire.

List of names of wells and chapel on Barra, 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/14
Scope and Contents List of names of wells and a chapel on Barra [Barraigh], possibly all around Loch Tangasdail, including Tobar nam Buagh, Caibeal Loch Thangastail or Caisteal St-Clair [Dún Mhic Leòid], and in Eoligarry are Tobar Bharra and Tobar Mhoire.

Maxwelton Run, No. 1 - Near Richmond Downs Township, 1870s-1930s

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Identifier: Coll-1434/666
Scope and Contents Photograph of the Maxwelton Run, No. 1 near Richmond Downs Township. Image shows an artesan bore in a field with a group of men standing nearby with cattle in the background in [Queensland, Australia} in the late 19th or early 20th century.

Note about a cave 'Ua[mh] nan cathag nam casa dearg', August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/104
Scope and Contents Note about a cave 'Ua nan cathag nam cas dearg' [Uamh na Cathaig, Lios Mòr/Lismore] said to contain stalagmites and stalactites. Close to it, at Salen [An Sàilean], is a well, which is covered at half-flood and on which 'lianaiach' [sea-ware] grows. The note states that the last of the bird 'cathag nan casa dearg' [chough] was killed by a Rankin in Fort William [An Gearasdan, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire]. An illustration, possibly of a feather, is included.

Note about a stone carving of a ship, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/92
Scope and Contents Note about a stone carving of a ship near Tobar Ghlun [Tobar a' Ghlùin, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], on which is inscribed 'DS 1729. On the ship itself are letters which I cannot make out and along the place of the bowsprit are several letters unable to read in such a dark day. These last M I Y R'. He also notes the size of the well.