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Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Notes = includes divine protection,Created For = CW

Found in 52 Collections and/or Records:

Charm for milk, 1877

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/15
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Charm for milk entitled 'An Toraman (For Milk)' beginning 'Buaini mise an toraman' probably collected from Mary Stewart, age 76, Malacleit [Malaclate, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] also known as Màiri Bhreac, sean bhanachaig [old dairywoman]. The charm is composed of five lines. A comment in English states that Màiri saw the plant mentioned in Skye [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach] but not in North Uist. Text scored over with note saying 'Transcribed'.

Dates: 1877

Charm said 'In Crossing a feith', 16 September 1890

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/16
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Charm said 'In Crossing a feith [ditch]' [Feith Mhoire or The Ditch of Mary] which reads 'Feith Mhoire F[eith] Mh[oire], Casa cura casa cura.' Text has been scored through in pencil as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 16 September 1890

Custom for repelling the neas [stoat] from calves, 7 August 1886

Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/11
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Custom probably collected from Duncan Cameron, police officer, Tobar Mhoire/Tobermory, Muile/Isle of Mull, for repelling the neas [stoat] from calves stating that as stoats hate the smell of burning, people burn the tail and leg of a new calf or old leather.

Dates: 7 August 1886

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1868 to 16 June 1876

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...
Dates: c1868 to 16 June 1876

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1874, 1877 and 1891

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing songs, poems, tales, names, vocabulary and expressions collected in the Outer Hebrides [Na h-Eileanan an Iar]. The first part of the volume contains transcriptions taken as Carmichael listened to informants in 1877 while the second part appears to be copies of previous transcriptions of material collected by Carmichael and Rev Malcolm MacPhail in 1874 and written into the notebook in 1891. Amongst the material is a version of the lament...
Dates: 1874, 1877 and 1891

Fragment of a verse beginning 'Bial De [dhuse] Aingeal geal alainn', 19 October 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/119
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Fragment of a verse probably collected from Janet MacIsaac or Currie, Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Bial De [dhuse] Aingeal geal alainn, Aingeal an dorust gach tai[gh], Gus an tig an la m[h]air[each]' [Urnaigh Smaladh Teine or Prayer for Smooring the Fire].

Dates: 19 October 1870

Hymn entitled 'Laoi na h-Airi', August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/28
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Hymn entitled 'Laoi Na h-Airi' beginning 'Mhoire ghradhach mathair Uain ghil'.

Dates: August 1883

Note about the crosses at Kilchoman, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/56
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Note probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Baile meadhanach/Ballymeanach, Ìle/Islay, that a criminal going between the three crosses at Kilchoman [Cille Chòmain] would be safe.

Dates: June 1887

Note about the saying 'Sionnach air barr do shlaite' and vocabulary note, 24 June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/130
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Note about the saying 'Sionnach air barr do shlaite' collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann, that if it is said to a man going fishing he will return home. The vocabulary note reads 'Gothan = Mi-dhuracan'. text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 24 June 1887

Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 12 September 1890 to 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael but also used by John Ewen MacRury. The front cover bears a sticker which reads 'Gaelic Notes 1894-5. (Collection of traditions, tales, etc. by Alexander Carmichael (?). Many pages cancelled, indicating publication.) [Carmichael Watson Collection]'. The flyleaf reads 'Gaelic Notes, 1894-5' and the rear flyleaf contains a jotting which reads 'Wishing Guidhe'. The beginning of the notebook contains field notes made by Carmichael in Uibhist a...
Dates: 12 September 1890 to 1895