Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 74 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note about the fish 'Leabag' [flounder] probably collected on Ìle/Islay, including that there are three kinds of flounder and describing each of them. Vocabulary note reads 'Blad-fo-lic = Sole-fish'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Note about wedding traditions including that a bannock was broken over the bride's head on her return from church and a creel being placed over the husband's head only to be removed after the 'banais beag' day after the wedding night.
Dates: August 1883
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 Note entitled 'Sgoich' which states that if the sgoich is cut it will not come out through the skin and that if a rabbit's kidney is eaten first then the other kidney [cannot] come. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: September 1909
Scope and Contents Note about 'prac' [church teinds] probably given by John Moireson [John Morison] of Bragar [Eilean Leòdhais /Isle of Lewis], which is noted as a rent paid in kind with food. The note states that to get these factors were 'trampling over the poor people with a heart of stone.'
Dates: 1874 and 1891
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael made up of three excise notebooks marked 'Journal', 'Account Current' and 'Bills Receivable'/'Bills Payable' and a single folio. The first book is marked on the front with 'Carbost June 13 1861 Alexander Carmichael' [Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye].The second book is inscribed with the same text on the front cover and the inside front covers reads 'Alasdair A Mac 'Illemhicheil Cillendraisd, Liosmor' [Cill Anndrais/Killandrist, Lios...
Scope and Contents Notes on the birds 'Langai' [langaid or guillemot], 'peata rua' [puffin] and 'Duieanach' [probably dubh-eun or coot] about the quantity of siolag [sìolag or sand-eel] they can hold in their bills.