Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = Baillie
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Notes on Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] describing its bay as 'of an ampitheatre form...like an old-fash[ioned] military saddles (sic)'. Croc Conain and Creagan rua [Cnoc Conain, Creagan Ruadh] are noted as where the houses 'stood of old when the plauge (sic) came' adding 'Creag na h-aoinaig and Biola creag [Bual na Creige] are the same.'
Scope and Contents Notes on the population of Tarasiagh/Taransay, stating that Paible is the inhabited part and Rath the north township 'but no people now', that 'Aird-Mhanuis' [Àird Mhànais] is an island at high spring tides, and that good families came from Taransay including that of Cap[tain] Ken[neth] Campbell 'mac Alast[air] ic Coinnich ic Dho[mh]n[u]il[l] ic Iain Oig of Taransay' describing Captain Campbell as 'one of the most gent[le]manly men who ever live.' Campbell is said to have lived at Aoi [Uidh]...
Dates: 8 July 1870
Scope and Contents Notes relating to Tarasaigh/Taransay including that Norman MacLeod mac Calum is a 'good story and Oss[ian] reciter' registered on Taransay's poor roll but living in Steòrnabhagh/Stornoway [Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis], listing a number of sites of possible archaeological interest such as Aird-nan-Ceallc, Tobar Chè, Cladh Chè and Cladh Charain, noting that Cè was a Tighearna [Lord] but Caran an unknown. He also notes that Uamh mhic Cailein or Ailein [Uamh Mhic Ailein] is about ten yeards long,...
Dates: 7 July 1870
Scope and Contents Saying from Tarasaigh/Taransay which reads 'Creagalconas us Croc togal [Knock Togal] do chroc is son a san Aird Marsin us Heireval [Àird Mhànais and Hearrabhal] ghaol ach far am bi na daoine tamh'.
Dates: 7 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story about Captain [Caroline] Scott probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. Described as 'notorious', the story states how Scott and his soldiers who carried themselves 'most ferociously' hanged a big, strong man named Iain mac Fhearchair ic Mhurachaidh ic Neill with out a trial or a judge. The story tells how the soldiers 'amused them[selves] by flaying the cattle of the people alive and allowing them to run mad about the island.' One man wisely...
Scope and Contents Story about the population of Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay], probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, describing how three hundred years previously [c1560] MacNeil of Barra sent a boat over to the island during winter to see why there was a lack of activity. A man named MacPhie was sent on land to find out 'When he came to the houses which then stood on a rocky [Rua] N[orth] E[ast] of the present village he found all within dead.' On arriving back at the boat MacPhie was asked what he had found...
Scope and Contents Two sketch plans of Dun-Torcuil [Dùn Thorcuill/Dun Torcuill, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist], the first noting the dimensions of the walls including any difference between the sizes at the bottom or the top of the wall, and the location of the passageway. The circular shape of the dun has been marked into four sections and measured according to those areas. The second has also been marked in this way but contains many fewer measurements.
Dates: 28 May 1871
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note which reads 'Brudh, Sith-Bhrudh = Tunga, undergr[oun]d house'.
Dates: 11 July 1870