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Found in 204 Collections and/or Records:

Natives, Old Umtali, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/1002
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Photograph of African natives in Old Umtali [ now Mutare] Zimbabwe in the early 20th century. A family sits outside of their hut next to a farmyard with a chicken and a pig.

Dates: 1870s-1930s

Note about a banquet held by Kind Edward, August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/31
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Note about a banquet which King Edward held when his son received a knighthood in which he vowed 'to devote the rest of his days to exact revenge from the murderer [Robert the Bruce] himself', noted as being taken from 'Green's history, page 205'.

Dates: August 1883

Note about Raol Donn and Blar an Dronga, c1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/85
Scope and Contents Note about Raol Donn and Blar an Dronga [Raghnall Donn MacDonald and Blàr and Dronga/Battle of Drong] noting that Raghnall was to fight Siol Leoid [Sìol Leòid or MacLeods] at Loch nan Arm near Howbeag [Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and that his brother Dòmhnall was going to let him be killed by MacLeod. Raghnall's men lost and word was sent to [Dòmhnall] Mac Iain ic Sheumais on Eriskay that day '& he started running & got to Carnish [Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a...
Dates: c1872

Note about Tai an Tiumbain and Caisteal Chaifein [Castle Coeffin], 2 September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/13
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Note about Tai an Tiumbain [Taigh an Tiumbain] that it was the first public house on Lios Mòr/LismoreLios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, that there was a bridge at Bealach a' Chaisteal to cross the plain to Caisteal Chaifein [Castle Coeffin] and that Mac Ri Loch[lann] [son of the King of Norway]'s sister was buried at Eireball.

Dates: 2 September 1870

Note and stories relating to Flora MacDonald's family, 12 April 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/77
Scope and Contents Note and stories collected from Mrs MacLellan, Ormacleit [Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] relating to Flora MacDonald's family, including the relationship between Mrs MacLellan's own family and Flora's family, Mrs MacLellan being the grand-daughter of Flora's younger brother Angus. Angus had a very large family of ten sons and four daughters. Her family connections with other well known MacDonald families are also noted. The story of how Flora's eldest brother Ranald died in a gun...
Dates: 12 April 1870

Note entitled 'Cuthag' [cuckoo], 1894

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/42
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Note by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Cuthag' [cuckoo] describing how if early in that morning a cuckoo called between two houses occupied by the same family, one or more of them sleeping an outhouse, then ''there was a separation & coolness to exhist between them'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 1894

Notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1856-1880

Identifier: Coll-97/CW109
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael made up of three excise notebooks marked 'Journal', 'Account Current' and 'Bills Receivable'/'Bills Payable' and a single folio. The first book is marked on the front with 'Carbost June 13 1861 Alexander Carmichael' [Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye].The second book is inscribed with the same text on the front cover and the inside front covers reads 'Alasdair A Mac 'Illemhicheil Cillendraisd, Liosmor' [Cill Anndrais/Killandrist, Lios...
Dates: 1856-1880

Notes on the family of Rev Aulay MacAulay, November 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/31
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Notes on the family of Rev Aulay MacAulay of Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, that he had six sons, one of whom was a baker in London, 'Mr Coinneach' [Rev Kenneth MacAulay] was the minister of Harris, then Ardnamurchan and then Caladeir [Cawdor] and Mr Aonas [Angus MacAulay] 'is said to have been mi[ni]st[er] of his fath[er]'. 'Coin[neach] Mac Onachai (Morrison) wrote Lord MacAul[ay] with whose people he had a comhaltas [family relationship]. No reply.'

Dates: November 1873

Observations on a travelling family on the Isle of Barra, 10 June 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/3
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Observations on a travelling family in Castlebay, Isle of Barra [Bàgh a' Chaisteil, Barraigh] noting their appearance, their intelligence and that the man was from Assynt [Asainte, Cataibh/Sutherland] and the woman from Lews [Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 10 June 1901

Our Homes, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/2910
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Photograph of two houses in the early 20th century. The upper image shows a house surrounded by trees and the lower image shows an unidentified family standing in front of a vine-coverd house and a neat lawn.

Dates: 1870s-1930s