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Voyages and Travel

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 202 Collections and/or Records:

Story entitled 'Rocabarraidh', 26 April 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW154/3
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Rocabarraidh' collected from Donnachadh Macgilliallain (Donnachadh Ban) [Duncan Bàn MacLellan], mason, Carnan, Iocar, Uist a Chinnideas [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells of a very successful fisherman from Barra [Barraigh] who had three sons. The other fishermen were always surprised by his success and decided to follow him. In his old age he told his sons that he wanted to return to his home and for his sons to return with him. They declined as they did...
Dates: 26 April 1872

Story entitled 'Sgialac Fhinn', 9 May 1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/21
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Sgialac Fhinn' [Sgeulachd Fhinn or The Story of Fionn] collected from Catrina Nic Cuidhein nighean Lachlain Ruari [Catrìona or Catherine MacQuien], [Clachan na Luib/Clachan a' Ghluip/Clachan an Lùib, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. The story begins with a battle between the Fenians and the Lochlannaich [Vikings] in which the Lochlannaich prevail and take as prisioner Cumhail, a skilled warrior. While in Ireland some Lochlannaich talk to Cumhail's sister and realise that she is...
Dates: 9 May 1866

Story entitled 'Torac na Taine', 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW154/2
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Torac na Taine' collected from Padruig Moirestean [Peter Morrison], crofter, Bailemhanaich, Beinn'a-Faola [Baile a' Mhanaich/Balivanich, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] by Alexander Carmichael and written up by Robert Urquhart, preventive officer, who was a colleague of Carmichael's, on 17 and 18 April 1866. The story tells of the life of Cuchulain from the discovery of his strength and fighting prowess to his death at the hands of sorcerers. The incidents of the...
Dates: 1872

Story entitled 'Torrac na Taine', 17 April 1866 to 18 April 1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/19
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Torrac na Taine' collected from Padraig Morristan [Peter Morrison] Bailevanaich [Baile a Mhanaich/Balivanich, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula], who heard it 'bho Dhoul rua Du'allach ann na Aird Bh. faola' [from Domhnall Ruadh Dhughaill/Donald MacDougall, Aird, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula]. The story tells how an Irish nobleman is invited to a wedding and unknown to him his nine year old son Cuchullain [Cuchulain] follows him. At the castle, Cuchulain is playing shinty and hits the...
Dates: 17 April 1866 to 18 April 1866

Story entitled 'Turas', c1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/6
Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Turas' about a man who sends his three sons on a journey with a bag, which they are not allowed to look into until they arrive at their destination. The eldest one decides he will look into it and in doing so falls. The other two brothers mock him and keep on going. On the eldest's return he tells his father who tells him he will need to keep his secret. The story has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: c1870

Story entitled 'Turas eile', c1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/7
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Turas eile' in which a father sends his three sons out on a journey and tells them not to return until they see water going up a slope. The brothers stop at several streams but it is not until they let their horses drink that the eldest brother realises that is what their father meant. He leaves the other two brothers not telling them that he has understood what their father meant and goes back to his father and tells him. The story has been scored through as if transcribed...
Dates: c1870

Story under the heading 'Roin' about MacIogain and accompanying verse, 7 October 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/30
Scope and Contents Story under the heading 'Roin' probably collected from John MacInnes, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. telling how a man came from Taisgeir or Hasgeir [Eilean Hasgeir/Haskeir Island] to a wild island and knocked at the door of a big, grey old man. On being asked where he was from and who his family were he responded that he was from the north and his people were Mac Iogain to which the old man recited a verse beginning 'Iogain ga do thug mi bithe dhuit, Im is cais[e]...
Dates: 7 October 1875

Telegram to Sophie Weisse from Sir Donald Francis Tovey, 26 July 1897

Identifier: Coll-411/1/1/L464
Scope and Contents

Telegram, 26 July 1897, London, Donald Tovey to Sophie Weisse. Details of cost of a ticket to Luxembourg. Typescript copy.

Dates: 26 July 1897

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104
Scope and Contents Transciption notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The inside front cover is inscribed in ink with 'Bought at Wadebridge Cornwall Dec[ember] 1 1864 p 1/6 A A Carmichael' and the opposite page has 'A A Carmichael' written on it in pencil. The notebook contains Fenian songs or tales mainly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, some of which are repeated in full or in part. These include 'Laoidh na Muileartaich', 'Duan an Deirg' and 'A' Bhraoin Chaorain'....
Dates: 1864-1869

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW154
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the front inside cover with 'Alexander Arch[ibal]d Carmichael H. M. Inland Revenue. Iocar, South Uist 27th April 1872 No IV' [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas] Printed on the front cover are the words 'General Entry Book No, 247'. The book contains five stories 'Clann Uisne', 'Torac na Taine', 'Rocabarraidh', 'Cugarbhad, Righ nan Cat' and an untitled story about a cockerel and a fox, collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, Beinn...
Dates: 1872