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

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1870 to 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the stories 'Rocabarrai' and 'Cugarbhad'; some songs and song fragments; customs relating to religious festivals, particularly on the Isle of Barra; stories about the MacNeil of Barra; stories and archaeological notes on Castle Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]; cattle charms and stories about the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. As well as archaeological notes on chapels and cemeteries the majority of the notebook entries...
Dates: 1870 to 1872

Story about an encounter with a fairy while gathering plants for healing, 24 September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/93
Scope and Contents Story about an encounter with a fairy while gathering plants for healing and accompanying song collected from Catrine Pearson [Catherine MacFarlane née MacPherson, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. The story tells how Niall Pearson of Bruarnis [Neil MacPherson, Bruairnis/Bruernish] was at Drollam [Drolum] cutting cairst-leanna or braonan-a-choin [cairt-leamhna or braonan-nan-con, tuberous bitter vetch or dog carmillion], which is good for diahorrea or tanning leather, and...
Dates: 24 September 1872