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Scope and Contents Diagram showing the position of the Dry Belt and the action of the wind current which causes the warm Japanese mists, moisture, and rain clouds first to precipitate on the Coast Range of British Columbia and then to lift upwards over the Dry Belt and fall again with precipitation on the Western face of the Selkirks and Rockies.
Scope and Contents Note about Bo na cille [Bodha na Cille, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] being 'a good barometer for bad weath[er] [as] the sea 'a croiceadh' [branching out] up from it before a gale tho[ugh] the rest of the sea be calm'. There is also a description of the amount of water over the ruins and their dimensions 'ab[ou]t 30 f[ee]t x 30'...with a smal[l] bit connect[ed]..16 fath[oms] deep at low water'.
Dates: November 1873
Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 1: Series Coll-203/A1
Scope and Contents This noteboook contains gostly geological notes; lists of books to be read. Features a passage on respect for human opinions. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the notebook, transcribed from digital surrogates using the platform Transkribus. When known, Lyell's abbreviations and contractions have been expanded using brackets . When writing is unclear, and...
Dates: December 1827- March 1828
Scope and Contents Story about a sick woman in an unthatched house on Miùghlaigh/Mingulay in which Carmichael was encouraged by 'My old friend Ruary' [Roderick MacNeil] to visit the sick woman even although Carmichael did not know her as Roderick thought she would appreciated it. On arriving at the house he was surprised that the woman was young and 'comely' but saw that she was completely paralysed with rheumatism. He also noticed that there was only a tiny amount of roof over the bed where she lay as 'The whole...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Mhuirich' probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how MacMhurich is coming back from Rum [Rhum] when 'gille glas' asks if MacMhuirich will take him as far as Uist [Uibhist]. Reluctantly, MacMhuirich agrees exchanging some balast for the gille glas. En route water starts coming in so all are called upon to bale out the vessel but to no avail. The gille glas takes control of the steering...
Dates: 29 January 1875
Scope and Contents Two proverbs relating to the wind, the first beginning 'Mas a gao[th] an ear a Chall[aig]' and the second beginning 'Disath[urna] sanntach, DiLauin (sic) mall cinnteach'. The text has been scored through.
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note which reads for 'Fathaman = Fabhan = light breeze. Fanadh = Gentle rowing when fishing rods.', probably collected on Barraigh/Isle of Barra. The text has been scored through.