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

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical note about Macquarie of Ulva, August 1886

Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/33
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Biographical note about Macquarie of Ulva [Ulbha] that he was a colonel and had a toddy ladle when he was in the wars in Egypt. His brother was a general and had Glenforsa and his son was Captain Macquarie from Salen [Glen Forsa and An Sàilean, Am Muile/Isle of Mull].

Dates: August 1886

Carrying Pulque, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/682
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Photograph of a woman carrying a bag of pulque, an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of the maguey plant, in central Mexico in the late 19th or early 20th century.

Dates: 1870s-1930s

Custom about giving away milk, September 1909

Identifier: Coll-97/CW117/121
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Custom in which no milk is given away without pulling a grain of salt. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: September 1909

Customs relating to La Fheill Mìcheil [St Michael's Day], c1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/117
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Customs relating to La Fheill Mìcheil [Là Fhèill Mhìcheil or St Michael's Day/Michaelmas] including that 'glac churran' [load of carrots] was given to the lad who gave the 'culag' [piggy-back]; that wives were not allowed at the [horse] race; and that 'Struan Mìcheil' was made of 'glas[s] of whisky black carrowy yolk of egg'.

Dates: c1872

Customs relating to to food and drink, 20 November 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/15
Scope and Contents Custom relating to food and drink including predicting using egg-whites or salt in water - the choice of salt water was an indication of drowning; the number of grains of corn thrown from a handful would indicate the number of children a woman would have; an account using 'crathadh an fhras lin' at Draineach, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isleof Skye; salt-herrings being roasted on a fire and the first thristy person would be the first to be married; and the throwing of a string into a kiln to see...
Dates: 20 November 1873

Note about a herbal drink, August 1909

Identifier: Coll-97/CW117/56
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Note about a herbal drink 'Ceithis luibhear thar fhic[e]ad na talmhuinn. A man in Urachadar [Urchardainn/Urquhart, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire] made a bottle of each'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: August 1909

Note entitled 'Mian-fuail', 1894

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/44
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Note by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Mian-fuail' describing it as 'a drop of "fual" or "wine" direct from either sex if put in any eatables would create or kindle a spark of flaming love in the bosom of the party taking it.' Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 1894

Note of a remedy for 'Influenza', c1893

Identifier: Coll-97/CW126g/18
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Note of a remedy for 'Influenza' which reads '6 to 8 drops ([-] in a or teaspoonful of castor oil) or in glass of toddy'.

Dates: c1893

Poem beginning 'Nam bidh Lochoa na naor' and accompanying note, October 1892

Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/52
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Poem beginning 'Nam bidh Lochoa na naor, S a mhaol oar na h im' and accompanying note about the places mentioned, which reads Uisge Chill at Cill-a-chreanain coming down fr[om] Loch Troma-li to Lochawe - Maol odhar at Fearnach Lochawe side.' [Loch Awe, Kilchrenan, Maol Odhar, Fernoch, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].

Dates: October 1892

Proverb which reads 'Is olc an goile nach teodhidh deoch dha fhein', 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/195
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Proverb which reads 'Is olc an goile nach teòdh[a]idh deoch dha fhèin'.

Dates: 1883