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Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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

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...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871

Note on units of measurement used on Tarasaigh/Taransay, 10 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/54
Scope and Contents Note collected from Mrs MacDonald, Tarasaigh/Taransay stating that the peck is still in use there, that she will keep to the 'cleac[hd]anean coir a bhann sa linn fhe[in]' for measuring, noting the relative quantities of the old peck at three gallons, and that the Lews [Lewis] peck was four gallons, something which Carmichael would have to check. Carmichael also notes that the customs for paying servants is the same in Taransay as it is in Uibhist/Uist.
Dates: 10 July 1870