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Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 1040 Collections and/or Records:

Ghost story about a woman and newborn child, 20 January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/144
Scope and Contents Story collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, about a man in Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist who encountered a woman outside his home with a crying child. She told him that the King of France sent her to the Eilean an Iar [Western Isles] but on her arrival at South Uist she did not like it so she decided to go to North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath]. While crossing the ford she went into labour at Heastamal Isle...
Dates: 20 January 1871

Ghost story about the King of Norway's daughter, 6 April 1877

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/42
Scope and Contents

Ghost story about the King of Norway's daughter collected from Donald Macintire [MacIntyre], also known as Donul mac Neill, age 84, Howbeag, South Uist [Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas]. Part of this text has been scored through perhaps indicating it has been transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 6 April 1877

'Gocan Feinne', c 1861

Identifier: Coll-97/CW440
Scope and Contents

Tale Gocan Feinne, first line 'Bha righ mor an uair agus phos e. Rug a bhean mac agus chaochail mair a ghille', told by Anne NicNeacail, [Anne Nicolson], Carbost, Isle of Skye on 25 December 1861.

Dates: c 1861

Incomplete story about duns and Lochlannaich [Vikings], 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/47
Scope and Contents

Incomplete story about duns and Lochlannaich [Vikings] describing how the people in Dùn Mhiùghlaigh [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] were throwing arrows at the people on Githarum [Gèarum Mòr] and the Lochlannaich so that they had to move to Dùn Bhriste [Beàrnaraigh/Berneray] but the Miùghlaigh people attacked them again and they had to move further and further north to get away from them. The incomplete part of the story begins to tell about the arrival of a Lochlannaich vessel with wood.

Dates: 1867

Incomplete story entitled 'Niean Gobha Ghriminis', 20 October 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/123
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Ni[gh]ean Gobha Ghriminis' collected from Donacha MacanLeallain [Duncan MacLellan], mason and crofter, Carnan, Iocar [Càrnan, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells how a blacksmith in 'Grim[inis] sa Cheanna tua' [Griminish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] was a good man with no family but a daughter. He had cattle on Beinn Lee [Beinn Lì] and one winter when the snow came he sent his cow-herd off to fetch his cattle. The cow-herd got all the cattle except the...
Dates: 20 October 1870

Journal account of a journey around Glen Nevis, 28 September 1890

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/25
Scope and Contents

Journal account of a journey around Glen Nevis with Bail[li]e John Maccallum [Baillie John MacCallum] on 28 September 1890. The account tells how they went to see 'old Ionnor Lochaidh Castle', Banaovi, then 'with a carriage and pair' to Glenevis to the head of Glen. One half around Ben-nevis [Banavie/Banbhaidh, Beinn Nibheis/Ben Nevis, all Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Carmichael remarks 'Magnificent scenery. The nevis runs level and land on either bank level for many miles.'

Dates: 28 September 1890

Journal entry on leaving Tarasaigh/Taransay and accompanying biographical note, 11 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/69
Scope and Contents

Journal entry on leaving Tarasaigh/Taransay having been there for '4 nights & 3 days and rec[eive]d much kindness' and accompanying biographical note about Mrs MacDonald of Taransay that three of her grandfathers were 'tighearnan' and that her 'g[rea]t grandfath[er] had all the mount[ain]s and Aoi [Uidh] &c &c.'

Dates: 11 July 1870

Journal entry on visit to the manse at Musdale, 10 June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/101
Scope and Contents

Journal entry on visit to the manse at Musdale which reads 'Left Kilean Kintire [Killean, Cinn Tìre/Kintyre, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] at 8 am 10 June 1887 Rev Don[ald] Macdonald (Nunton) [Baile nan Cailleach, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] not at home his mother + sister here. Met Miss Colville + her brother at Manse - Musdale [Mùsdal/Musdale].'

Dates: 10 June 1887

'Laoidh nan Ceann', c.1867-1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW436
Scope and Contents

Fragmentary text of 'Laoidh nan Ceann', recorded from Donald Macintyre on 22 March 1867. Remarks later added by J.F. Campbell on 15 July 1872.

Dates: c.1867-1872

Legend about the wren and the Irish army, 4 June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/6
Scope and Contents Legend about the dreolan or wren and the Irish army that when the English were asleep and the Irish were about to attack them during the night [at the Battle of the Boyne] the wren began eating crumbs on the drummer's head, waking him up and allowing him to alert the English to the attack. Consequently, 'the irish take a day in the year to kill the Dreathan (wren (St Pat[rick]?)' [referring to Wren Day or St Stephen's Day, 26 December]. Text has been scored through in pencil perhaps to...
Dates: 4 June 1887