Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...
Dates: c1868 to 16 June 1876
Scope and Contents Note and story about Ciosmaol [Caisteal Chiosmuil/Kisimul Castle, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay stating that it was built by a Ruari Breac and was left by Ruari Breac [both Roderick MacNeil of Barra]. The first was married to a daughter of the Earl of Bute who was visited by a woman from Boradh [Borgh/Borve] with some new butter [as payment to her landlady]. She complained of having to live on a rock in the sea where she could not...
Scope and Contents Story about the bird Langai [langaid or guillemot] probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay describing its seemingly unjust feeding behaviour in which two guillemots feed their peite [chick] but the bigger chick does not finish its food so the parent of the smaller chick takes it and gives it to its young instead. The parent of the larger one returns, sees that its chick has nothing and goes to the smaller chick, picks it up in its bill and throws it over...