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Found in 65 Collections and/or Records:

Tale about toads, swallows, etc., c late 19th century

Identifier: Coll-97/CW435
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Tale by Alexander Carmichael about toads, swallows, etc.

Dates: c late 19th century

Tale beginning 'Bha duin uasal ann uair agus bha mac dligheach agus mac diolain aige. . ' [There once was a gentleman and he had a lawful and an unlawful son…], c.1862

Identifier: Coll-97/CW428
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Tale begins 'Bha duin uasal ann uair agus bha mac dligheach agus mac diolain aige. Se an Gillemadh mor agus an Gillmade beag bha orra'. Recorded by Donnul MacCuiein [Donald MacQueen] of 'Fearun a le' [Fernilea], Isle of Skye on 30 January 1862.

Dates: c.1862

Tale beginning 'Bha sid uair ministir agus. . . ' [Once there was a minister and…], c late 19th century

Identifier: Coll-97/CW449
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Tale without heading which begins 'Bha sid uair ministir agus bha e dol do thalamh punata. . .'

Dates: c late 19th century

'Tale, Proverb and Riddle', 20th century

Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/11
Scope and Contents Notes on the Gaelic literary tradition of stroytelling, especially with reference to plots and techniques. The different handwriting in the notebook suggests multiple contributors. There are also notes inserted into this notebook from a different source, perhaps relevant material that was previously in a separate notebook. In the book of the book, there are also excerpt from a printed source, likely a journal publication, discussing story traditions. These have been glued into the notebook...
Dates: 20th century

Tales, late 19th-early 20th century

Identifier: Coll-97/CW222
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Four tales entitled 'Ceann Righ Lochlann', 'Mac Dhomhnuill Ghlais', 'Blar Chairinnis' and 'Coinneach Odhar'.

Dates: late 19th-early 20th century

The Carmichael-Watson Collection

Identifier: Coll-97
Scope and Contents The Carmichael-Watson Collection consists of papers belonging to the Reverend Alexander Cameron of Arran, Alexander Carmichael, civil servant and folklorist, Alexander MacBain of Inverness, and Professor William John Watson and his son James Carmichael Watson, along with books and papers belonging to the Reverend Charles Robertson of Jura, the Reverend Angus MacDonald, the Reverend Archibald MacDonald and the Reverend Father Allan McDonald of Eriskay. These include: invocations...
Dates: 18th century - mid 20th century

'The Destruction of the Picts', c 1860-1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW448
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English translation of tale titled 'The Destruction of the Picts' , and a draft letter about the story. Originally recorded from Angus MacInnes, Smearcleit, South Uist on 13 January 1865.

Dates: c 1860-1875

The Secret Commonwealth

 Fonds — Volume Gen.308D
Identifier: Coll-1840
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18th century copy of Robert Kirk's 'Secret Commonwealth', a treatise on fairy folklore, witchcraft, ghosts, fauns etc, bound by William Henderson in 1814 (according to note on end paper).

Dates: 18th century

'Tomas Reibheir' [Thomas Rhymer], c 1861-1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW470
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Tale 'Tomas Reibheir' recorded from John MacKenzie, a sailor from the Isle of Coll, at Carbost, Isle of Skye on 8 February 1861. Includes notes on MacKenzie and his companion. Also includes a later transcription done at Lochmaddy, 1 March 1866.

Dates: c 1861-1866

Traditional tales and songs No. 3, c late 19th century

Identifier: Coll-97/CW3
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Notebook marked 'Traditional Tales and Songs No. 3'. Contents include 'A Story of Fionn' (Gaelic) ; 'A Story of Alasdair Mac A Ridire' (Gaelic); and 'A Story of a king who had Three Knights, viz. Ridire Chuinn, Ridire Chlaidu and Ridire Dearg'. The writer is possibly Kenneth MacLeod

Dates: c late 19th century