Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 74 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Fenian story collected from Alexander Urquhart, manager to Alexander MacRae, known as Fear Huisnis, probably at Abhainnsuidhe, Harris [Huisnis/Huishnish, Na Hearadh]. The story includes an aside about a type of pine candle once used throughout the Highlands and remembered by the reciter.
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 Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Inscribed on the inside front cover is 'Alexander Carmichael, 32 Polworth Gardens, Edinburgh, 11/4 1901' [11 April 1901]. The text is written in both pen and pencil and all of it has been scored through, as if to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere. The notebook contains vocabulary collected from travelling people, stories about St Columba, proverbs, hymns, stories about prophecy, some notes on birds and otters and cures. The majority of...
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected mostly in An Apainn/Appin and Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. A large proportion of the stories and biographical information about Appin was collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, who was known as Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair. Amongst the material collected from Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair are proverbs, sayings, customs, stories about local figures and families and historic anecdotes. The other main...
Dates: 1883 to 1887
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story about a wrongfully imprisoned man. The man is asked by the king to fight a bully, who has come into the kingdom challenging everyone, for which the man asks for particular food including a bannock, butter and eggs. On meeting the bully, he caught him by the hand 'and pulled it off from the shoulder' having previously beaten him at other feats of strength. A page has been removed from the note book (probably contemporaneously) before this entry.
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story entitled 'An t-Each Uisge' [The Water Horse] in which a waterhorse/man arrives at a fisherman's house where there is a fairywoman with a pot of porridge. He is allowed in to get warm and dry, having been in the sea, and on being asked what her name is the woman replies 'Mise s mi fhein' [Me and myself]. He asked for some porridge and she threw a ladleful onto him. He ran out screaming and when asked [by his son] who hurt him he replied 'Mise 's mi fhein' to which the son...
Dates: March 1874
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story entitled 'Nighean an Fhuil Oir agus na Cir Airgiod' probably collected in An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye in which there is a family of three brothers and one sister, who has golden hair. She goes off to find her fortune and takes her silver hen with her. She comes across a house, is invited in by the owner and stays there. One of her brother decides to go and find her so his mother bakes two bannocks and offers him the big bannock with her recommendation or the small...
Scope and Contents Fragment of a verse [possibily a charm] collected from Donald MacPhee, blacksmith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra which reads 'A Sheath[ain] sa Sheath[ain], Toradh coirc Earraghoil toradh coirc Eara'ail' which was composed by Mor ni Dhiarmaid ic Sheathain ic Dhunachai ic Earraghoil [nian] Dhonuil Eoin am Bearnari [Beàrnaraigh/Berneray].
Dates: 21 May 1869
Scope and Contents List of vocabulary probably from travelling people (often known as 'tinkers' cant') containing words and expressions mostly for food and clothing probably collected on the Isle of Barra/Barraigh. Text has been scored out as if transcribed elsewhere.