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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:

Scrapbooks of Margaret Jane Campbell Hunter and Daisy Helen Burnley-Campbell

Identifier: Coll-2080
Content Description These two scrapboosk were compiled by Margaret Jane Campbell Hunter (a.k.a. Mrs Burnley-Campbell of Ormidale (1857-1938)) and her daughter Daisy Helen Burnley-Campbell (later Warrand (1891-1973)). Dealing with both public and private life, they contain a substantial quantity of material relating to Margaret’s participation in the Gaelic movement, including events devoted to Gaelic language, Highland culture, games and music. They also record her involvement in the suffragette movement,...
Dates: 1909-1919

'Some features of Gaelic rhyming', 20th century

Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/10
Scope and Contents

A script for a lecture, or draft for an article, concerning the the patterns and metres in Gaelic verse, with some special reference to the Gaelic singing tradition.

Dates: 20th century

Story about Stewart of Fasnacloich, 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/172
Scope and Contents

Story probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about Stewart of Fasnacloich, father of Captain [in 1883] that he had to 'sing a woman' to help with the reaping but they reaped so much more as a result.

Dates: 1883

'Tale, Proverb and Riddle', 20th century

Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/11
Scope and Contents Notes on the Gaelic literary tradition of stroytelling, especially with reference to plots and techniques. The different handwriting in the notebook suggests multiple contributors. There are also notes inserted into this notebook from a different source, perhaps relevant material that was previously in a separate notebook. In the book of the book, there are also excerpt from a printed source, likely a journal publication, discussing story traditions. These have been glued into the notebook...
Dates: 20th century

'The [Gaelic] Bible before the Reformation', 1890

Identifier: Coll-98/3/4/3
Scope and Contents A discussion, possibly a script for a lecture, about the history of the Gaelic Bible. It includes information about translators, their motivations, and figures who possessed or may have possessed copies of a Gaelic Bible. There is some information, but with less focus, on some linguistic issues faced by translators.Although the title of the notebook claims 'before the Reformation', there is some discussion of the Gaelic Bible following the Reformation, with 1801 being the last...
Dates: 1890

'The Gaelic Proverbs', 1912

Identifier: Coll-98/1/2/13
Scope and Contents

A script for a lecture, presumably for students of Celtic at the University of Edinburgh in 1912. The subject of the lecture appears to be about idiomatic expressions in Gaelic, rather than the book in the Old Testament.

Dates: 1912

'The Gaelic Text of Macpherson's 'Ossian'', 1906

Identifier: Coll-98/1/2/4
Scope and Contents

The script or notes for a lecture on the Gaelic text of Macpherson's 'Ossian'

Dates: 1906

'The Gaelic version of the Thebaid of Statius', Late 19th or early 20th century

Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/22
Scope and Contents

This is a transcription of the Gaelic version of the Latin poem by Statius, 'Thebaid'. The manuscript NLS.72.1.8,ff-28 is held at the National Library of Scotland. It is suggested on page 195 that this manuscript is based on an old French translation of the original Latin text.

Dates: Late 19th or early 20th century

'The Melancholy of the Gael', 1908

Identifier: Coll-98/1/2/7
Scope and Contents

Script or notes for what appears to be a public lecture, titled 'the Melancholy of the Gael'. This appears to be about the tone of Gaelic literature, rather than about the cultural traits of Highlanders.

There is another copy of this lecture in this collection (B8), which appears to have more notes, and less scripted prose.

Dates: 1908

'The Melancholy of the Gael', 1909

Identifier: Coll-98/1/2/8
Scope and Contents

This notebook is largely blank, but there are some notes for, or an outline of, a lecture on the 'Melancholy of the Gael'. It appears to be a lecture for students studying Celtic at the University of Edinburgh. It seems to be based on a lecture, held the following year (the script for which is also in this collection: B7), focusing on the tone of Gaelic literature, rather than on cultural traits of Highlanders.

Dates: 1909