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Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 1040 Collections and/or Records:

Tale beginning 'Bha duin uasal ann uair agus bha mac dligheach agus mac diolain aige. . ' [There once was a gentleman and he had a lawful and an unlawful son…], c.1862

Identifier: Coll-97/CW428
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Tale begins 'Bha duin uasal ann uair agus bha mac dligheach agus mac diolain aige. Se an Gillemadh mor agus an Gillmade beag bha orra'. Recorded by Donnul MacCuiein [Donald MacQueen] of 'Fearun a le' [Fernilea], Isle of Skye on 30 January 1862.

Dates: c.1862

Tale beginning 'Bha sid uair ministir agus. . . ' [Once there was a minister and…], c late 19th century

Identifier: Coll-97/CW449
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Tale without heading which begins 'Bha sid uair ministir agus bha e dol do thalamh punata. . .'

Dates: c late 19th century

Tale entitled 'A Chaora Ghlas', 1861

Identifier: Coll-97/CW109/23
Scope and Contents Tale entitled 'A Chaora Ghlas' probably collected in An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye. A farmer is out by the shore when he sees a beautiful swan. Instead of shooting it, he catches it and it tells him that a grey sheep will become head of the flock. The [swan] will bear a lamb, that lamb will bear a girl and the girl will bring you much happiness. The sheep's daughter had many suitors but the nurse was vexed because none of them would look at her daughter. The nurse served food to the...
Dates: 1861

Tales, late 19th-early 20th century

Identifier: Coll-97/CW222
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Four tales entitled 'Ceann Righ Lochlann', 'Mac Dhomhnuill Ghlais', 'Blar Chairinnis' and 'Coinneach Odhar'.

Dates: late 19th-early 20th century

Tales sent to D. MacInnes, 1890

Identifier: Coll-97/CW453
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Letter from D. MacInnes to Alexander Carmichael dated 24 February 1890, in which he encloses the tales Carmichael had previously sent him, one of which, 'Righ Alainn', he likes, but can't use in his book due to its lack of an ending.

Dates: 1890

The Carmichael-Watson Collection

Identifier: Coll-97
Scope and Contents The Carmichael-Watson Collection consists of papers belonging to the Reverend Alexander Cameron of Arran, Alexander Carmichael, civil servant and folklorist, Alexander MacBain of Inverness, and Professor William John Watson and his son James Carmichael Watson, along with books and papers belonging to the Reverend Charles Robertson of Jura, the Reverend Angus MacDonald, the Reverend Archibald MacDonald and the Reverend Father Allan McDonald of Eriskay. These include: invocations...
Dates: 18th century - mid 20th century

'The Destruction of the Picts', c 1860-1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW448
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English translation of tale titled 'The Destruction of the Picts' , and a draft letter about the story. Originally recorded from Angus MacInnes, Smearcleit, South Uist on 13 January 1865.

Dates: c 1860-1875

The story of 'Fionladh Choinnachain' and accompanying note, c1862

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/6
Scope and Contents The story of 'Fionladh Choinnachain' and accompanying note which states that the reciter, who is not named, 'heard the story from an old man Donull MacPhee [Donald MacPhee] who lived at Talamh-sgeir [Talaisgeir/Talisker, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye], a man the like of whom he never at all heard for Sgialacun [sgeulachdan or tales]. The reciter remembers only a mere fraction of what he heard'. The story was collected at Ferann-an-le [Fernilea] on 21 February 1862. The story is about...
Dates: c1862

Three stories about crodh-mara [sea-cattle] and the MacDonalds, 18 January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/135
Scope and Contents Three stories collected from John MacKinnon, Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about crodh mara or sea-cattle and the MacDonalds. The first story tells how Mac Dhonuil Dui lived in a house 200 yards west of Teampull na Trionaid with his wife but they had no family or cattle. MacDonald Dubh fell ill and every morning and evening a cow 'bo mhaol bhui[dhe]' visited them to be milked but was never seen between times. One day, while milking the wife spilt milk and cursed the cow and...
Dates: 18 January 1871

'Tomas Reibheir' [Thomas Rhymer], c 1861-1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW470
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Tale 'Tomas Reibheir' recorded from John MacKenzie, a sailor from the Isle of Coll, at Carbost, Isle of Skye on 8 February 1861. Includes notes on MacKenzie and his companion. Also includes a later transcription done at Lochmaddy, 1 March 1866.

Dates: c 1861-1866