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Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1870 to 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the stories 'Rocabarrai' and 'Cugarbhad'; some songs and song fragments; customs relating to religious festivals, particularly on the Isle of Barra; stories about the MacNeil of Barra; stories and archaeological notes on Castle Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]; cattle charms and stories about the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. As well as archaeological notes on chapels and cemeteries the majority of the notebook...
Dates: 1870 to 1872

Incomplete story about duns and Lochlannaich [Vikings], 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/47
Scope and Contents

Incomplete story about duns and Lochlannaich [Vikings] describing how the people in Dùn Mhiùghlaigh [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] were throwing arrows at the people on Githarum [Gèarum Mòr] and the Lochlannaich so that they had to move to Dùn Bhriste [Beàrnaraigh/Berneray] but the Miùghlaigh people attacked them again and they had to move further and further north to get away from them. The incomplete part of the story begins to tell about the arrival of a Lochlannaich vessel with wood.

Dates: 1867

Manuscript of "Erling the Bold" by R. M. Ballantyne

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-1728
Identifier: Coll-2074
Content Description A full-length autograph manuscript (386 leaves) of R. M. Ballantyne’s Erling the Bold: A Tale of the Norse Sea-Kings, a novel of Viking life, inspired by Icelandic sagas. This is very much a working manuscript with alterations, clarifications and revisions to every aspect of the text including changes to characterisation, dialogue, narrative development and descriptive writing. From the evidence of this manuscript, this was Bannatyne’s first draft of the...
Dates: 1869

Note about two 'Leaba chrabhai in Sanntrai' [Sanndraigh/Sandray], September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/127
Scope and Contents

Note about two 'Leaba chrabhai in Sanntrai' [leaba-chràbhaidh, Sanndraigh/Sandray], that anyone who lay on them would be sterile and that some 'had the temerity to try the exper[iment]'. Vocabulary note that 'Leab-eileac = Leaba chrab[haidh]' and that there are another two stones in Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] which were left by the Lochlannaich [vikings].

Dates: September 1872

Note which reads 'Locheanaich possessed Orosey Bhaghaistail S[outh] Uist', 1886

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/323
Scope and Contents

Note which reads 'Locheanaich possessed Orosey Bhaghaistail S[outh] Uist' [Orasaigh Bhaghasdail, Uibhist a Deas].

Dates: 1886

Notebook. Untitled, 1889

Identifier: Coll-98/3/3/7
Scope and Contents

This notebook contains multiple articles published by Mackinnon removed from their original sources, and glued onto the pages in this notebook. Most articles are about literature and manuscripts in Gaelic history. Some pages are accompanied by Mackinnon's handwritten notes.

Dates: 1889

Song entitled 'Laoi an Deirg ic Dreathain', 24 March 1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/28
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi an Deirg ic Dreathain' [Duan an Deirg] collected from Iain MacInnes [John MacInnes], Eirisga [Eiriosgaigh/Eriskay] who in turn learned it from Ruaraidh Mac Iosaig [Roderick MacIssac, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula 'bho choinn fhad an t-saoghail' [a long time ago]. The song begins 'Innseam sgeul air Caiream an fhir mhoir, A thainig o'n ear le dochas buai'. Carmichael notes 'The reciter repeated this most correctly all through except one quatrain. After having written the lay...
Dates: 24 March 1866

Song entitled 'Laoi Na Buileartaich', 7 April 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/46
Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Laoi Na Buileartaich' ['Duan na Muileartaich/Muireartaich'] collected from Don[u]l Donullach [Donald MacDonald] age 6, Snaoisveall [Sniseabhal/Snishival, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. Carmichael notes that 'The boy heard this from his grandfather who heard it from his own father when a boy.'

Dates: 7 April 1869

Song entitled 'Laoidh na Muireartaich' and accompanying note, 15 January 1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/5
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoidh na Muireartaich' collected from Alasdair Donullach [Alexander MacDonald], crofter, Borgh/Borve, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, composed of forty-nine stanzas of four lines each. The first stanza begins 'La dha'n Fhinn air tulach Oirill, Gaurac Eirinn mu tiomchioll'. The accompanying note explains how the Muireartach was Rìgh Lochlann's [King of Norway] nurse and the wife of Lon Mhic, the Lochlann's chief blacksmith, who made Fionn's sword. The song was composed for making the...
Dates: 15 January 1866

Song entitled 'Lorg An Ogain', c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/73
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Lorg An Ogain' [Seathan mac Rìgh Beiribh or John, son of the King of Bergen] collected from Donnacha Mac an Leallain [Duncan MacLellan], crofter, Iocar, Uist D[eas] [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Lorg an ogain seach an t-àth, Ceum an rothaidh 's e ro dhian'. The song describes a raid made by the son of the King of Bergen and how he was overcome by Comhrag, Fionn's top houndsman and is composed of forty-six lines, which have been marked in pencil into...
Dates: c1875