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Eels

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

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Etymological and geographical note for Creaga Loisgte, 20 January 1871

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/146
Scope and Contents Etymological and geographical note collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula stating that Creaga Loisgte got its name from being the place where kelp was first burnt, by an Irishman called Ruari na Luath. He had come to the islands to teach kelp-making. Hector says that this was the best place for giomaich and crubagan [lobster and crab] and that potatos and bere [barley] are now grown there. His wife's great...

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1887

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael probably while he lived at 31, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, as this address is written in ink on the first folio. Written on the inside front cover but heavily scored is text which reads 'Mrs Malcolm MacLeod, [- Islay], widow of Mal[colm] MacLeod [Loch-]. The majority of the notebook contains material collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/ Islay relating folklore and natural history about the birds, fish, shellfish and animals found in and...

Note about the heron, June 1887

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/195
Scope and Contents Note about the heron which reads 'Live eels go thro the Heron + she turns round + eats it again!'

Note on a gull feeding in flight, June 1887

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/214
Scope and Contents Note on a gull feeding on 'easgan chaol dhubh' [eel] in flight noting how the eel escaped three times only to be caught before it reached the ground again.

Note which reads 'Studied the easgan + the torranan from fly depost eggs', June 1887

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/41
Scope and Contents Note collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay, which reads 'Studied the easgan + the torranan from fly depost eggs'.

Notes about eels, 23 March 1877

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/18
Scope and Contents Notes probably collected from Anthony Campbell, Kentangval [Ceann Tangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] on eels, how they move and a story about a large eel once caught at Airdabhorain [Àird Mhurain, Barraigh/Barra].

Notes about otters, 23 March 1877

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/17
Scope and Contents Notes probably collected from Anthony Campbell, Kentangval [Ceann Tangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] on otters, young otters and how they eat eels.

Notes on Dun Buie and Dun 'ic Mhathain and accompanying story, 26 March 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/27
Scope and Contents Note on Dun Buie [Dùn Buidhe, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] describing its situation and accompanying story possibly collected from Donald MacInnes aged 73 of Buail-uacrach, Iocar [Buail'-uachdrach/Bualuachrach, Ìochdar] which tells of the witch who lived in Uamh Nic Amhais and who was seen by a young lad spinning 'driamlach' [fishing line] into a web. Although she asked him not to tell anyone about it, he did and consequently drowned. She also cursed five brothers who were out fishing, four of...

Story about a girl being bitten by an eel, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/215
Scope and Contents Story, probably collected from 'Nor[man] the Bank', Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist, about a girl [Ish[bel] Diarmaid, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] being 'cut to the bone' by an eel bite.

Story about an eel, June 1887

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/164
Scope and Contents Story about an eel which caught a man's leg at Leacali [Leac a LÌ/Lackalee, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] but [it was later caught and a piece was taken out of it]. Each line of text has been scored through horizontally.