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Copy of a manuscript about the family of Mac Iain vic Hemish [Donald MacDonald, Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais] and accompanying note, 9 April 1866
Scope and Contents Copy of a manuscript about Mac Iain vic Hemish [Donald MacDonald, Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais] originally written by James MacDonald at Kalin [Ceallan/Kallin, Griomsaigh/Grimsay] June 1837. The text describes Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais's prowess as a warrior from an early age including his involvement in the Battle of Cuilen in Skye [An Cuilthionn/Cuillin, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] where he killed the MacLeod of Gesto. There is also a detailed account of a raid by MacLeods of Harris on...
Scope and Contents Copy of a manuscript about the MacDonalds of Sleat and North Uist, including stories about the sons of Hugh MacDonald of Sleat viz Donald Galloch, Trotternish and Sleat [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach], Donald Herrach [Hearach], Griminish, North Uist [Griminis, Uibhist a Tuath] and Gillespig Duh [Gilleasbuig Dubh]. How Gilleasbuig Dubh murdered both of his brothers is recorded as is the subsequent revenge of his nephew. Also recorded are the lands that families subsequently occupied and whether there...
Scope and Contents Fragment of the story 'A Chromag Gabh mu n Cuairt' probably collected from Ruaridh Camshron [Roderick Cameron], Carbost [Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The text tells how the story of the man arriving at the giant's house and being hidden by the giant's wife. The full text of the story can be found at CW109/3 folio 6r.
Identifier: MS 83/ff. 77r-112r
Contents This section of the manuscript contains the book titled Liber consolationis et consilii by Albertanus of Brescia, a notary and author of philosophical and moral treatises active in the 13th century. This book was originally written in 1246 and treats the topics of violence and vengeance in human life.The treatise starts on f. 77r with the following words: In Christi nomine Amen. Incipit liber de consilio et consolacione. Quoniam...
Scope and Contents Note about a banquet which King Edward held when his son received a knighthood in which he vowed 'to devote the rest of his days to exact revenge from the murderer [Robert the Bruce] himself', noted as being taken from 'Green's history, page 205'.
Scope and Contents Note that Coire Chailean [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] is the name of the place where Dòmhnall nan Òrd killed his father's killer and that Dòmhnall nan Òrd had a cave on the Invernahyle estate which could hold 40 men.
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Duan an Deirg' [Lay of Dearg] and accompanying story Donul Mac a Phie [Donald MacPhee], smith, Breubhaig, Barraidh [Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'Airis dhuinn Oisein dhamach, A mhic Fh[inn] shuairce sho-ghradhaire' and composed of a hundred and forty four lines. The text is written in ink but written transversely across the first page in pencil is 'Transcribed April 30 1869'. MacPhee states that he heard the song from 'Eachun mac Neil [Hector MacNeil] a...
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi an Deirg ic Dreathain' [Duan an Deirg] collected from Iain MacInnes [John MacInnes], Eirisga [Eiriosgaigh/Eriskay] who in turn learned it from Ruaraidh Mac Iosaig [Roderick MacIssac, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula 'bho choinn fhad an t-saoghail' [a long time ago]. The song begins 'Innseam sgeul air Caiream an fhir mhoir, A thainig o'n ear le dochas buai'. Carmichael notes 'The reciter repeated this most correctly all through except one quatrain. After having written the lay from...
Scope and Contents Story collected from Mary MacMillan, Lionacuidhe/Liniquie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist telling how a man chose between two sweethearts but the spurned got vengeance by stranding the wife on the rocks at An Leumaire-rua below Ru-thiorinnis [An Leumaire Ruadh and Rubha Thornais/Hornish Point]. The man then married the other woman but while she was milking and the song beginning 'Sin do chas dhomh hug o, Sin do lamh dhomh' he heard her and realised what had happened and left her. The informant...
Scope and Contents Story about Alasdair Mac Colla probably collected in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist telling how he was staying in a Campbell lodging one night although his landlord did not know who he was. A young Campbell reluctantly sits with MacColla and on finding out that MacColla is a MacDonald states that the Campbells are in debt to the MacDonalds. On asking why, Campbell states that they owe the MacDonalds the canvas they used to hang them with. MacDonald’s response is that the debt has already been paid...