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Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1868 to 16 June 1876

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150
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

Note about Crois an t suichain, 23 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/34
Scope and Contents Note collected from Roderick MacNeil, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay which reads, 'Crois an t suichain [Crois an t-Suidheachain] where the priest used to say mass in the olden times.'
Dates: 23 May 1869

Notes and story about Naomh Moire [Maol-ruibhe], Naomh Brian[ain] and associated archaeological sites, 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/74
Scope and Contents Notes and story about Naomh Moire [Maol Rubha], Naomh Brian[ain] [Brendan] and associated archaeological sites probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. The notes describe Tobar Chal[uim] Chille [St Columba's Well] as a muddy spring in a small gully east of the lighthouse [Barra Head, Beàrnaraigh/Berneray] and how St Maol Rubha's day was celebrated on Berneray 'as long as any of the old friamh had rel[atives] buried in the Cladh.' St Maol Rubha had a...
Dates: 1867

Story about a sick woman in an unthatched house, 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/33
Scope and Contents Story about a sick woman in an unthatched house on Miùghlaigh/Mingulay in which Carmichael was encouraged by 'My old friend Ruary' [Roderick MacNeil] to visit the sick woman even although Carmichael did not know her as Roderick thought she would appreciated it. On arriving at the house he was surprised that the woman was young and 'comely' but saw that she was completely paralysed with rheumatism. He also noticed that there was only a tiny amount of roof over the bed where she lay as 'The whole...
Dates: 1867

Story about bird hunting, 23 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/32
Scope and Contents Story collected from Ruary an Ruma [Roderick MacNeil], Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, telling how he stood on a ledge and got '8 score & 14 [birds] [larg[e] & Din] & 300 eggs. 20 score & 12 score he stearadh one day.' He adds that the dog would help him by jumping up when the birds flew. 'He lost 18 dogs with the rocks.' The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 23 May 1869

Story about Ruary an Ruma and tea-drinking, 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/65
Scope and Contents Story about Ruary an Ruma [Roderick MacNeil, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] telling how he had only once before had a cup of tea. Carmichael notes this as 'Strange' and on asking him how he liked the tea he had been served by the school-servant he replied 'Manamsa Dhia gu bheil gle mhath. Ach bu cho mhath liom an siucar eir uisge teth ris a so! Nach bu mhath luidh mhic Righ B[h]reitean seach an seo?'.
Dates: 1867

Story and notes on MacNeil of Barra's rentals on Mingulay, 23 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/35
Scope and Contents Story and notes collected from Roderick MacNeil, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay telling how 'Barra one year made a rent of £14,000' and how MacNeill [MacNeil of Barra] came over fourteen days before Lunasdal stayed until '14 days of Foghar'. No one dared to go to Lianamal [Liànamul] before he came. The measurements of feorlig and peighinn are noted according to how many [barrels] are paid in rent according to feorlig or peighinn. The story states that 'All were taken from Lianamal. After that MacNeill...
Dates: 23 May 1869