Subject Source: SssScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing an essay entitled 'Bards and Bardism of the Highlands'; some notes on archaeology in Barra [Barraigh], Vatersay [Bhatarsaigh] and Sandray [Sanndraigh]; Fenian songs and poems; songs and poems relating to the MacDonalds; and a story entitled 'Prince Charlie's Pipe' mostly collected from South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] and Benbecula [Beinn na Faoghla].
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
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Oran Alastair ic Colla', collected from Seonaid Churrai [Janet Currie], aged 70 years, Staonebrig [Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Hile inn o ho, a, huill o ro han, Hilleirin ho, Mul[adach] Mul[adach] tha mi, Dire[adh] na bein[ne] sga tearnad[h]'. The song is composed of forty-two lines. The accompanying note reads 'Aoine is a for[tunate] day many per[sons] will not do anything on Friday - cut not peats corn or lift pot[atoes]'. The text has been...
Dates: 19 October 1870
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The majority of the volume has been used but intermittently there are groups of blank folios. Carmichael appears to have written in the book in the 1860s creating sections of different genres at different stages in the volume, with pages left blank in between to fill up appropriately. In about 1875 he has then used some of these blank pages to transcribe notes and stories but has not kept to the genres sections he initially created. The...
Dates: 1860 to c1866