Subject Source: SssScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...
Dates: c1868 to 16 June 1876
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 Notes on the earrasaid and the breid collected from Mary MacMillan, Lianacui, Iocar [Lionacuidhe/Liniquie, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] tling how the earrasaid was a blanket taken from the bed and describing the manner in which it was worn. 'Blankets were finely made with scarlet borders. Every housewife tried to excel in her blankets'. The breid is described as being a yard of fine linen with 3 bans on the shoulder and back with 'no sewing upon it.'
Dates: 27 May 1869