Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Gulman' collected from Alexander Urquhart, tailor, 'An Gaidheal', Gearrloch [Geàrr Loch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] beginning 'An t ainm s an sloinneadh, S padir Dhe h aon' for healing the eye. Urquhart states in the accompanying narrative how gold and silver must be put in the basin of water and put on wood and then rubbed over the eye. He states that he cured at least forty people. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: September 1909
Scope and Contents Note about sixty coins found at Torr na Ceardaich [Tòrr na Ceàrdaich, Earra Ghà idheal/Argyll] which were from the time of Oliver Cromwell and Queen Elizabeth I of England.
Dates: August 1883
Scope and Contents Note on a charm entitled 'An Gulman' [cataract] probably collected from Catherine MacLean, crofter, Naast, Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty [Nàst, Geàrr Loch, Ros is Cromba], which notes that there must be a sixpence or a shilling in the bottom of the basin [of water] used in the charm. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 11 September 1909
Scope and Contents Story about the son [of Campbell of Airds] punished by his father for his iconoclasm [burning the saints’ images]. His father refused him a drink to slake his thirst. When he did get one, from Tobar Chuiralainn [Tobar Churalain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], he died. The others involved in the burning died ‘in great suffering agony’. Also notes that coins are left by the well by pilgrims and that Todd of Dumfries, farmer in Sallachuil drank from the well and was told by MacLaurin, the school...
Dates: 29 August 1883
Scope and Contents Notes probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about treasure found around Appin [Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] by Campbells and Stewarts, including canons, swivels, coins and gold pins.
Dates: 27 September 1883
Scope and Contents Story collected from Duncan Carmichael, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about archaeological finds at a grave at Tirefour. The finds were a gold candle, a hammer and a coin 'of anc[ient] date' which were sent to Lochnell 'along with two heads of bisons of im[mense] size' and which were there during 'the General's time'.
Dates: 2 September 1870
Scope and Contents Story collected from Rev Alex[ander] Campbell R.C. [Roman Catholic priest], telling how two men each described as a scion were wanted for their numerous robberies and raids. One of them lived at Dun Chalavy, Lochboisdale [Dùn Chalabhaigh/Castle Calvay, Loch Baghasdail, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. MacNeil was often told that his friend at Dùn Chalabhaigh had been caught but he never believed it. One day on being told this he asked what they had found in his dun and he was told 'that a groat of...
Dates: 19 October 1871