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Ossian

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

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Fragment of a song beginning 'Oisein eibhinn a mhic Fhinn', 16 June 1876

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/85
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song collected from Christina MacInnes [Cairistiona nighean Dùghaill] beginning 'Oisein eibhin[n] a mhic Fhinn, A Loaich fhaoilidh bu mhor pris'. A fragmentary note accompanying it seems to indicate a man who has the full song. The note reads 'Donul Curri [Donald Currie] S[outh] Lochboisdale [Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] whom see -'.
Dates: 16 June 1876

Notebook containing printed extracts of Ossianic poetry, Late 19th or early 20th century

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Identifier: Coll-98/4/6/10
Scope and Contents This appears to be a notebook in which Mackinnon has cut printed extracts of Ossianic poetry from other sources, and inserted them into this notebook. There are some handwritten notes alongside some of the printed extracts, which may be in preparation for study or discussion of the Ossianic poetry.
Dates: Majority of material found within Late 19th or early 20th century

Notes on Gaelic scholars, Late 19th or early 20th century

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Identifier: Coll-98/1/1/37
Scope and Contents Probably a script for a lecture on Celtic scholars, some of which are listed in the agents section of this record. There may be other scholars in the document who have not been added to the record.
Dates: Late 19th or early 20th century

Notes on 'The Heroes of Ossian', 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW468
Scope and Contents Notes on the 'The Heroes of Ossian' by Alexander Carmichael.
Dates: 1871

'Ossian: Macpherson's', Late 19th or early 20th century

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Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/15
Scope and Contents This notebook contains an essay or description or account of the characters, Ossian and Fionn, especially through Macpherson's portraits, and with some comparison to the folkloric tradition in both Ireland and Scotland.
Dates: Late 19th or early 20th century

'Ossian: The three Feinns', Late 19th or early 20th century

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Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/14
Scope and Contents An essay on Fionn's band of warriors, the Feinn, mentioned in Macpherson's Ossianic tales.
Dates: Late 19th or early 20th century

Ossianic poems, Late 18th or early 19th century

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Identifier: Coll-98/4/4/3
Scope and Contents Six collections of Ossianic poetry, each collection named after (presumably) collectors. The collections came in Rev. James Mitchell's possesion. The six collectors are:
Mr Sage
Sir George Mackenzie
McFarlane
General Mackay
Mr Donald (of?) Staffa
Malcolm McDonald
Dates: Late 18th or early 19th century

Poem entitled 'Briara Fhinn ri Oscar', 22 March 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/15
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Briara Fhinn ri Oscar' collected from Do'ul mac an t-Shaoir Do'ul mac Dhouil ic Thearlaich [Donald MacIntyre], catechist, Aird, Beinn na faothla Uist deas [Àird, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'A mhic mo mhic se thui[r]t an righ, Oscar a righ nan og fhlath'. The poem is composed of twenty six lines. MacIntyre states that he 'Heard this 60 years ago from an old man John Mac Aonais (Iain og mac Fhionlai) [John MacInnes] an Smearcleit Uist D[eas]...
Dates: 22 March 1867

Song entitled 'Suire Oisein' and accompanying note, 22 October 1864

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/55
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Suire Oisein' collected from Coinneach Moireastan [Kenneth Morrison], Trithean, Eilean Sgitheanach [Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] beginning 'Is cu duine far nach ionmhaire e, Teiream riut a nighean Shiusaidh.' The song is about the Fenians going to find Eimhir, Cormac's sweetheart. They killed Cormac and Ossian carried his head home. The accompanying note describes the background to the song in which the ageing Oisein [Ossian] is told by a woman that he is becoming...
Dates: 22 October 1864

Story about Father MacGregor reading Ossian to his catechist, c1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/81
Scope and Contents Story telling how Father MacGregor, Iocar [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] had been expounding biblical doctrines to his catechist Donald Macintire also known as Domhul Macdhomhuil ic Thearlaich [Dòmhnall mac Dhòmhnaill 'ic Theàrlaich or Donald MacIntyre] he picked up 'MacPherson's Gaelic Ossian' to read from it instead to which Donald remarked 'M'anamsa Dhia s e b annsa leinn!' ['Upon my soul, O God, but that were preferable to us!']
Dates: c1892