Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 66 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents List entitled 'Curious Names' with names of people mostly from Harris including a story about a girl called Connaich [Connie/Constance] because the mother had lost all her children who were girls and a voice told her to call the next female child 'Connaich' and it would survive. The story is also repeated in Gaelic. Names mentioned are 'Tortlach', 'Tirfail' for Dorsody ['Diorbhail' for Dorothy], 'Bhorgach' for Vorcanda, 'Beanti' for Sophia, and 'Slainte' for Selina.
Scope and Contents Note about breid an crannaig, that it 'was the crosgaoileit worn on infants a triangular pice of cloth on on[e] side of the head on m[arried] women'.
Scope and Contents Note about not allowing children to walk in the middle of the road 'at night lest a funeral should meet them. To avoid machines on the road'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: July 1909
Scope and Contents Note about plants used as cures for ailments in Uist [Uibhist] including 'An Leòdan', which is found in lakes, is brought home in its own water, boiled, dried and used for 'coilleasaichean' and 'Na Ruiceaidean', which are lumps 'the size of the pipits egg' growing on the lower rib.
Scope and Contents Note about torran an tiodhlacaidh [infants' burial ground] where still born unbaptised children are buried. The note states that the one at Alligin Shuas is a bracken knoll in a field at Bràigh Beag and that there are several in the district including one at Diabagan and one at Shieldeag [Wester Alligin, Braebeg, Diabaig and Sìldeag/Shieldaig, all Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: September 1909
Scope and Contents Notes, story and rhyme relating to burials and archaeological finds on Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire probably collected from John Roy, including the location of Eaglais Mhaoluag [St Moluag's Cathedral] at 'Borstain na croise on top of the croise'. This church burned down while people were in it and the bones all washed down to Eala [Clach na h-Ealaidh]. The Eala is noted as being a refuge for criminals and north of it a large unsculpted stone was found with 'a few skel[e]t[ons]...
Dates: September 1870