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Scottish Gaelic literature

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

Found in 82 Collections and/or Records:

Colin Campbell Collection

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-38
Scope and Contents The Colin Campbell Collection contains Gaelic verse, mainly songs; sermon notes and scripture expositions, the earliest being 1703; manuscript treatises; Colin Campbell correspondence, the earliest being 1664; miscellaneous manuscripts including domestic accounts, medical papers, minutes etc; notebooks, accounts, letters and scraps of Patrick Campbell of Achnaba; letters from mathematicians to Colin Campbell, and mathematical papers; a body of accounts, the earliest being 1553; a body of...
Dates: 1553-1836

Collection of class lectures and class work delivered by W.J. Watson, 1921-1936

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW372
Scope and Contents Collection of class lectures, summary notes and records of class work delivered by William J. Watson. Material is typewritten, both original and carbon copies, with some handwritten notes. Includes Scottish Gaelic Literature 1500-, lecture summaries, Gaelic Language class material, literature, grammar, vocabulary notes, lists of essay titles for Session 1921-1922, Celtic Advanced paper, 13 March 1936 and notes on Gaelic Orthography.
Dates: 1921-1936

Collection of Gaelic poems. Collected or written by John Gillies, 18th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/4/6/6
Scope and Contents This appears to be a collection of poems, prepared for publication by John Gillies in Perth, although they previous historical records are ambiguous as to whether John Gillies may have either also collected or written them. This may be an original manuscript for a published volume titled Sean dàin, agus òrain Ghàidhealach 'Old Gaelic poems and songs', published by John Gillies in Perth, 1784.
Dates: 18th century

Collection of Professor Donald Mackinnon

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-98
Scope and Contents The collection of Professor Donald Mackinnon includes lecture notes on the Gaelic language and culture, copies of Gaelic songs and poetry, religious texts such as hymns and sermons, fragments of medieval manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and photographs. As the first Chair in Celtic at the University of Edinburgh, Professor Mackinnon was very diligent in his work to document and share Gaelic language, literature, and history. The collection not only includes primary and secondary sources, it...
Dates: 15th-19th century

Cumadh Iarla Bhriad-Alban. Poem by Donchadh Mac-an-t-Saoir., 18th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/4/6/1
Scope and Contents Cumhadh Iarla Bhraid-Alban, le Donchadh Mac-an-t-saoir. Poem of 12 double quattrains. Begins 'S truagh r'a eisdeachd an sgeul
Dates: 18th century

Dr. Smith's Seann Dàna, 1908

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/1/2/6
Scope and Contents Script or notes for a lecture about Dr. Smith's 'Seann Dàna' ('Old Poems').
Dates: 1908

English version of 'Thebaid', Late 19th or early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/23
Scope and Contents This is an English translation of the Latin poem 'Thebaid', written by the Latin poet, Statius. There is no title, bt previous historical records indicate that this may have been the text used by Mackinnon, who had the work published in 'Celtic Review'. This is likely to be an English translation of the Gaelic manuscript 72.1.8,ff.1-28, although the poem survives and translations of it survive in other manuscripts.
Dates: Late 19th or early 20th century

Extract from the National Library of Scotland, Late 19th or early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/5/15
Scope and Contents Extract from the National Library of Scotland 72.i.7, fol.XIb, col.i, lines 12 to 38. This extract is headed 'Dubfocail and so', and appears to be a list of words in old or middle Gaellic, with translations given in an antiquated spelling of modern Scottish Gaelic (and definitely not contemporary spelling of modern Scottish Gaelic around the turn of the 20th century).
Dates: Late 19th or early 20th century

Figures of Speech in Gaelic Literature, 1913

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/1/2/15
Scope and Contents A script for a lecture on figures of speech in Gaelic literature, held on 14 October 2013, presumably for students of Celtic at the University of Edinburgh.
Dates: 1913