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Scottish Gaelic literature

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

Found in 83 Collections and/or Records:

'Old Gaelic Literature', 1914

Identifier: Coll-98/1/2/16
Scope and Contents

Script or notes for a lecture on the subject of old Gaelic literature, including some descriptions of Ogham. This appears to have been a lecture address to students of Celtic at the University of Edinburgh.

Dates: 1914

'Ossian: Macpherson's', Late 19th or early 20th century

Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/15
Scope and Contents

This notebook contains an essay or description or account of the characters, Ossian and Fionn, especially through Macpherson's portraits, and with some comparison to the folkloric tradition in both Ireland and Scotland.

Dates: Late 19th or early 20th century

'Ossian: The three Feinns', Late 19th or early 20th century

Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/14
Scope and Contents

An essay on Fionn's band of warriors, the Feinn, mentioned in Macpherson's Ossianic tales.

Dates: Late 19th or early 20th century

Ossianic poems, Late 18th or early 19th century

Identifier: Coll-98/4/4/3
Scope and Contents

Six collections of Ossianic poetry, each collection named after (presumably) collectors. The collections came in Rev. James Mitchell's possesion. The six collectors are:

Mr Sage

Sir George Mackenzie


General Mackay

Mr Donald (of?) Staffa

Malcolm McDonald

Dates: Late 18th or early 19th century

Preparation for Reid's 'Bibliotheca Scoto-Celtica', 1783-1865

Identifier: Coll-98/5/16
Scope and Contents

These appear to be sheets sent to contributors to Reid's Biblotheca Scoto-Celtica in order to compile information about the books in contributors' possession. The 'Bibliotheca Scoto-Celtica' was published in Edinburgh in 1915.

Dates: 1783-1865

Printed booklet in Gaelic entitled Dearbhadh A' Chride. Laoidhean spioradail, by Gilleasbuig Spioradail, 1853

Identifier: Coll-1388/5/7
Scope and Contents

Printed booklet in Gaelic entitled Dearbhadh A' Chridhe. Laoidhean spioradail ('The Description of the Heart. Spiritual hymns'), by Gilleasbuig Spioradail/Archibald MacMillan, from the Isle of Arran. It contains poems in Gaelic, inspired by his mistreatment by the parochial officials of the parish of Kilmorry. Also includes an introduction by the author in English, as well as titles and biblical extracts.

Dates: 1853

Printer's copy of the English translation of the 'Glenmasan Manuscript', Late 19th or early 20th century

Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/20
Scope and Contents

Titled 'Englsh translation', this is the printer's copy of a translation of the Glenmasan Manuscript.

Dates: Late 19th or early 20th century

'Reading book for the use of students of the Gaelic class in the University of Edinburgh'. Printed book, 1889

Identifier: Coll-98/4/5/8
Scope and Contents

This appears to have been a textbook for undergraduates studying Gaelic in the 19th century. It appears to be reading material, mainly prose. The book is interspersed with handwritten notes and translations of words.

Dates: 1889

Recent Gaelic poets, 1896

Identifier: Coll-98/1/1/30
Scope and Contents

A script for a lecture delivered by Makinnon on 16 March 1896.

Dates: 1896

Scrapbooks of Iain Moffatt-Pender

 Collection — Box CLX-A-1140
Identifier: Coll-1896
Scope and Contents Two personal scrapbooks of writer and Gaelic revivalist Iain Moffatt-Pender, comprising mostly clippings, photographs, and correspondence which together throw an interesting light on the social milieu of Scottish Gaelic revivalism in the first two-thirds of the twentieth century, including links with Irish artists and academics.The first album contains several black-and-white family photographs dating from the beginning and middle of the 20th century, a letter from John Macmillan...
Dates: 1950s-1960s