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Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael probably while he lived at 31, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, as this address is written in ink on the first folio. Written on the inside front cover but heavily scored is text which reads 'Mrs Malcolm MacLeod, [- Islay], widow of Mal[colm] MacLeod [Loch-]. The majority of the notebook contains material collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/ Islay relating folklore and natural history about the birds, fish, shellfish and animals found in and...
Scope and Contents Alexander writes that he will visit the clouded leopard when in London and complains at the Zoo's ignorance when it comes to curing dysentery and diarrhoea in cats. He suggests that if Ewart wishes him to do anything he should inform the authorities at the Zoo. The Przewalski's colt is doing well although Alexander does not think he has served any mares yet.
Scope and Contents Note describing the wild cat which reads 'The old wild cat was not so low in the leg + those in the museu[m] bigger in body head + skin striped like tiger'.
Scope and Contents Note which states that sacrificing a black cat or a black cock is a cure for falling sickness [epilepsy]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Notes about shellfish that the 'Maorach-mor [is] larger than Musgan' [razor-fish]; that a rat can eat a razor-fish by putting a stone in one end of it that 'Maorach iallai' is gathered at night; and a story about a cat in Leac a LÌ/Lackalee, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, which got its tongue caught under a limpet, the limpet closed over it and the cat drowned. Each line of this text has been scored through horizontally.