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Dwellings

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

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Archaeological note about Mor nan Ceann U-i-nieasain/Naonisein, 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/24
Scope and Contents Archaeological note about Mor nan Ceann U-i-nieasain/Naonisein, [Caibeal Moire nan Ceann or Caibeal Bhrianain, Uineasan, Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay] describing it as a burial place '29 x 11 [feet]' and the caibeal [chapel] in which people were buried as having fallen down. The size and composition of the ruins are described as is its situation and the surrounding area including details such as 'once a bury[ing] place now a rabbit warren...an island at high water and at low forms part of the Island of...
Dates: 1867

Archaeological note about vitrified forts at Rahoy and Dunfionn, 23 August 1886

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/60
Scope and Contents Archaeological note which reads 'Vitrified fort at Rahoy Torr noieg; Dunfionn a for-ear [foirear or watchman] lived there.' [Rahoy, Tòrr an Fhamhair both A' Mhorbhairne/Morvern, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire and Dùn Fionn, Siorrachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire]
Dates: 23 August 1886

Archaeological note and story about Cladh Chriosd, 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/55
Scope and Contents Archaeological note about Cladh Chriosd [Cladh Chrìosd, Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay] describing a stone there as having had a cross cut into it and that there is a very small hut where the bishop lived with a square stone on which he rested his book. The story describes how people used young cattle into the hut but that none ever came out alive.
Dates: 1867

Archaeological notes about Totachain Ghreotais, 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/70
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes about Totachain Ghreotais [possibly at Rubha Greòtach, Pabaigh/Pabbay] probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, describing them as about sixteen yards in circumference 'On the side of a hill facing the sea S[outh] E[ast]. The found[ations] visible only on lower side...about 2 feet.' Also described are sheilings built over and behind the remains.
Dates: 1867

Description and sketch of an airi [àiridh], 17 October 1873

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/86
Scope and Contents Description and sketch of an airi [àiridh] about five miles south of Ness [Nis, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. The shape and composition of the àiridh is noted along with the measurements of the walls. Carmichael also records his reaction to the building, ' My first fe[e]l[in]g on enter[in]g this airi was that of being scared - face to face with things 1000 y[ea]rs ago - The up end of house so unlike aught I had seen before.' He describes another 'both' [bothan or bothy] as having a 'raised...
Dates: 17 October 1873

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1864 to

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, noted as being 'Bought at St Columb, Cornwall, 30 Nov[ember] 1864 pr[ice] 2/3'. The back inside cover contains a note probably collected as part of excise duties which reads 'Rod[erick] MacPhie Mast of boat 21.8 [-] 1.2½ [-]'. The notebook contains one insertion. The majority of the notebook contains lore relating to Miùlaigh/Mingulay mostly collected from Roderick MacNeil, crofter, aged 88, known as Ruairidh an Rùma. Roderick MacNeil also...
Dates: 1864 to

First Edinburgh file, 1934-1937

 Sub-Series
Identifier: BAI 1/17/5
Scope and Contents letters, notes, press cuttings and related material
Dates: 1934-1937

Note about Croc-Coinein, 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/63
Scope and Contents Note collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about Croc-Coinein [or Cnoc Conain], that old houses stood there, that it is a 'sandy rocky stony place covered with sea-holly' and describing the colour of the sea-holly.
Dates: 1867

Note about duns in Harris and on the placename 'Piocair', c1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/60
Scope and Contents Note about duns in Harris [Na Hearadh] and on the placename 'Piocair'. Duns listed include Dun-nise Gall at Cairminnis in Strand [Dùn Innisgall, Cairminis, Srannda/Strond], Dun Lochann duin, Scalpey [Dùn Loch an Duin, Scalpaigh/Scalpay] and Clach a Phiocair, 'one of the stones of the dun on Loch Steisevad' [Clach a' Phiocair, Loch Steisebhat]. Carmichael notes there is a dun north of Rodal [Roghadal/Rodel] and that Donl Macmillan [Donald MacMillan] there can show him the Picts' house at N[orth]...
Dates: c1872

Note about Na Druinnich, 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/49
Scope and Contents Note about Na Druinnich, stating that they 'built all the duns in these isle[s]. They were their places of defence against the attacks of the Lochlannaich [Vikings]' and listing the places in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay and Beàrnaraigh/Berneray where the Druinnich lived.
Dates: 1867