Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Quotation from a Highlander after he killed a red-coat soldier, which reads ' 'S e Dia duileach a rinn e, fear na h-aibeide big a mharbhadh agus fear a chota ghlais gun aon dad air.'
Scope and Contents Saying probably collected in Uibhist/Uist which reads 'Bu mhath an t saighdiarac mar bhi na blair'. The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Photograph of Private John Williams, 'born in India twenty years ago and joined the army in 1914' and won many awards, including the Victory Cross, who shot three German spies posing as British officers during World War I.
Scope and Contents Photograph of a group of Canadian soldiers in a classroom at Edinburgh University being taught by Professor Robert Wallace about the technical side of agriculture in the early 20th century.
Scope and Contents Song collected from Ranald MacDonald, Tarasaigh/Taransay, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris at Trumaisegearraidh/Trumisgarry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist beginning 'U o laoill o A hio naileibh, A mhnathan nach tog sibh leibh m eubha'. The song is composed of eleven lines, the first line is noted as being repeated. The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 21 November 1870
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Tha mo bhreacan fluich fo'n dile' beginning 'Tha mo bhreacan gu fluich fuari, Cha'n fhaod mi chur suas a maireach'. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Story collected from Roderick MacNeil, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about Bliana nan Sasunach [Bliadhna nan Sasannach the year of the Englishmen] telling how Iain mac Fh[earchair] ic M[hurchaidh], was hanged without trial by Captain Scott and his men, about 600 of whom were on Beàrnaraigh/Berneray and Mingulay for a week. He was Roderick's uncle, being her son before she was married. The story tells how the soldiers took everything and how the islanders fled in fear of them. Two men went into the...
Dates: 23 May 1869
Scope and Contents Story about the Battle of Sheriffmuir collected from Alastair Mac Coinnich [Alexander MacKenzie], Loch Uisge-bhadh [Loch Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] originally from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty]. The story tells how at the battle, horses came amongst the Gaels and scattered them. Fear Leitir-iù [a MacKenzie] and Iain MacConnich [John MacKenzie], the informant's maternal grandfather, were up against five troops and so Fear Leitir-iù told John to go...
Dates: 14 March 1866
Scope and Contents Story about the Battle of Sheriffmuir probably collected from Alexander MacKenzie, Uisgeabhagh/Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, telling how at the battle, horses came amongst the Gaels and scattered them. Fear Leitir-iù [a MacKenzie] and Iain MacConnich [John MacKenzie], the informant's maternal grandfather, were up against five troops and so Fear Leitir-iù told John to go back to back with him and in that way they managed to kill the five soldiers with their swords.
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Tomas Reibhair' ['Thomas the Rhymer'] collected from Iain MacChoinich [John MacKenzie] from 'eilean Chollach' at Carbost [Cola/Coll, Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. A man was buying six horses, all of them with a golden yellow forelock and after buying the last one, his servant recognised him as Thomas the Rhymer. He asks her which eye did you recognise me with and she said it was her right eye whereupon he put his finger on her eye and she was blinded. Although...
Dates: 8 February 1861