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

Found in 1040 Collections and/or Records:

Fragment of a story about MacLean of Suart's daughter and MacNeil of Barra, 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/67
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay which tells how MacLean of Duart's daughter was married to MacNeil of Barra that they did not get on together. They travelled to see her father in Am Muile/Isle of Mull but on their return she asked to stop in the Sound of Mull/An Caol Muileach to collect some dulse. When she was ashore MacNeil abandoned her and she was drowned on the rocks. On his return home, MacNeil married the daughter of Fear-Chean...
Dates: 1867

Fragment of a story about the second-sighted ferryman and Colin Campbell of Glenure, 29 August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/64
Scope and Contents

Fragment of a story collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] that the ferryman [Archibald MacInnes] at Fasnacloich, Glencreran [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] had the second sight, and asked Cailen Glinn-Iur [Cailean Ghlinn Iubhair or Cailean Uaine/Colin Campbell of Glenure] [not to cross over on the day he was murdered into Appin].

Dates: 29 August 1883

Fragment of a story about Ulva, a bull and courting, August 1886

Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/49
Scope and Contents

Fragment of a story which tells how Ulva [probably MacQuarrie or Macquarie] often swam to Innis [Inch Keneth] to see a girl and on one occasion he found a bull stranded on a rock, so he pushed it back into the water. The part of the story which deals with the girl's reaction is in poor handwriting making it difficult to understand but it would appear to relate to her relationship with MacQuarrie.

Dates: August 1886

Fragment of a story about wood washed up after a storm, 14 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/103
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Fragment of a story probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about wood washed up after a storm which reads 'MacDona[ald] when a breacach often shot his nets over the [runs] and after a storm saw pieces of decayed sta[v]es like wood washed up and sticks & things.'

Dates: 14 July 1870

Fragment of a story entitled 'Am Bridein Sa'm Fheanag', 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/95
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Fragment of a story written down by John Ewen MacRury entitled 'Am Bridein Sa'm Fheanag'. The story tells how an oyster-catcher had a nest with its young in it and a crow came and sat on a rock above it. The largest of the oyster-catcher chicks went to leave the next but its mother got hold of it. The end of the story as it is here appears to be phrases to indicate bird calls.

Dates: 1895

Fragment of a story entitled 'An t-Each Uisge', March 1874

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/80
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story entitled 'An t-Each Uisge' [The Water Horse] in which a waterhorse/man arrives at a fisherman's house where there is a fairywoman with a pot of porridge. He is allowed in to get warm and dry, having been in the sea, and on being asked what her name is the woman replies 'Mise s mi fhein' [Me and myself]. He asked for some porridge and she threw a ladleful onto him. He ran out screaming and when asked [by his son] who hurt him he replied 'Mise 's mi fhein' to which the son...
Dates: March 1874

Fragment of a story entitled 'Cuckoo', June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/116
Scope and Contents

Fragment of a story entitled 'Cuckoo', collected from Dun[can] Ceàm [Duncan Kemp], Cove, Poolewe [Poll-iùbh, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty]. The story tells how while dismantling a cairn in Lochadring, Geàrrloch [Loch an Draing, Gairloch] he found a bird, which looked dead but revived and so he put it back in the cairn. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: June 1887

Fragment of a story entitled 'Luideag na h Aibhine', 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/77
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Fragment of a story entitled 'Luideag na h Aibhine' in which a man ties a woman up in front of his house but she escapes and curses him. The story probably originated in Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] although it is likely to have been collected on the Isle of Barra/Barraigh. Text has been scored through.

Dates: 1901

Fragment of a story entitled 'Mac Coinnich agus Mac Leoid', c1862

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/15
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story entitled 'Mac Coinnich agus Mac Leoid' [MacKenzie and MacLeod], probably collected from Kenneth Morrison, Trien/Trithean, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye. The story tells how MacKenzie sent a messenger to MacLeod with a letter asking for a date and place to have a battle in Maom Ratagain [Màm Ratagan, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire]. MacLeod was shelling shellfish into a plaid when the messenger found him but on hearing the message MacLeod quickly picked up...
Dates: c1862

Fragment of a story entitled 'Nighean an Fhuilt Oir agus na Cir Airgiod', c1861

Identifier: Coll-97/CW109/28
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story entitled 'Nighean an Fhuil Oir agus na Cir Airgiod' probably collected in An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye in which there is a family of three brothers and one sister, who has golden hair. She goes off to find her fortune and takes her silver hen with her. She comes across a house, is invited in by the owner and stays there. One of her brother decides to go and find her so his mother bakes two bannocks and offers him the big bannock with her recommendation or the...
Dates: c1861