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Archaeological notes, sketches and story relating to Teampull An Tao Deas or Teampuil an t Sagairt, 12 July1870
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes, sketches and story relating to Teampull An Tao Deas or Teampuil an t Sagairt, [Teampull an Taobh Deas/Teampull an t-Sagairt Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris]. The first sketch shows a plan of the building with measurements, noting the height of the wall as 7 feet, the breadth 10 feet and the height of the door out 5 feet. Also noted re the dimensions of the altar. A second sketch is a copy plan, with a scaled attached to it. The measurements have not been written on this and it...
Dates: 12 July1870
Scope and Contents Description of a ghost 'cosan' seen by a woman at Leitir Ru'altain [Leitir Rubh Altain or Coille na Leitir/Letterwalton, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], who had called on Cuiralainn [Curalan/St Cyril]. She describes the ghost as 'gu'n bhlagh gun bhoi[dhchead]...scropadh glan a chreuc'.
Dates: August 1883
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
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
Scope and Contents Note about biers and that they are broken because 'tanasg nan corp & sithich' [ghosts and fairies] used to carry them away, collected from Donald MacColl, brocair (fox hunter), [Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].
Dates: 27 September 1883
Scope and Contents Note about Popeham [Strachan Irving Popham] of Aird Chattan [Àird Chatain/Ardchattan, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] discarding human remains until one night he heard a voice and that made him stop.
Dates: August 1883
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'The Glaisgirig [glaistig] used to haunt Alltaogain.' [Allt Aogain, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]
Dates: September 1870
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'S fhada bho m fhin bonn Bein[n] eadura, S fhada bho m fhin bho m fhi[n] etc' [Colann gun Cheann]. The song is composed of eleven lines including instructions for repetition. The vocabulary note reads 'Caoin = The air of a song'. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 29 October 1872
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist which tells of a young man whose mother dies but before she dies she makes him promise that he and only he will keep watch over her body. When the time comes he is very frightened and is unable to rest while keeping watch. The skipper of a passing vessel sees him and asks him if he has a Bible. He gives him a cockerel and a candle and advises him to put the cockerel on the table...
Dates: 29 January 1875
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula about Braobh-fhaothal that it is a burying place in Lianacleit close to tolarum [Lionacleit/Liniclate and Torlum, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] and a family who lived there for seven years saw ghosts. One would write in the ashes with its fingers and another had a bare hand holding a caman [stick]. The stick was taken and thrown out to sea but when the man...
Dates: 20 January 1871