Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Cuntas An t-Sleamhnain' or 'Eolas an t-Sleannagain' for healing a stye in which the tongue of a brooch is taken out and pointed at the stye, a lengthy verse is repeated in one breath and repeated three times. The operator of the charm has to be paid a fee which may be 'as valueless as a pin'. The title 'Eolas an t-Sleannagain' is written in a different ink as is the repeated transversely written explanation of the charm and one insertion in the original charm. The additional...
Scope and Contents Diagrams and notes on three brooches, the first two being described as 'Brooches of Glenorchy belonging to Mrs Crawford wife of - Crawford fisherman Shore St[reet] Oban. One is in perfect order - big one the other is altered to modern style in the tongue'. The third brooch is described as 'Glenorchy brooch of Miss Keith at Port Kearara Oban - From her mother Mrs Keith of Acha-bhathaich near Saulmore. Oban.' [Gleann Urchaidh/Glenorchy, An t-Òban, Port Kerrera, Achadh a' Bhàthaich/Achavaich,...
Dates: 18 September 1890
Scope and Contents Ridgeway hopes that Ewart persuaded Scharff to obtain the Achill Island pony for the National Museum. He comments on the reviews of his recently published book The Origin and Influence of the Thoroughbred Horse. He enquires after Ewart's next paper on the tarpan, and asks for any information concerning the Rhind lectures at the University of Edinburgh. He comments that he has a lot of material on the origin of jewellery which could form a book or a course of lectures....
Dates: 03 December 1905
Scope and Contents Note about a bronze brooch and pin found on Tarasaigh/Taransay by Mr Don[ald] MacDonald and given to Capt[ain] Thomas and deposited in the Antiquarian Museum in Edinburgh 'for which the late Mr [-] MacDonald Taransay got a letter of thanks from the Curators'.
Dates: 10 July 1870
Scope and Contents Note about a brooch belonging to Catrina nighean Lachlan Ruaidh or Catrine Mhuirich [Cathrine MacPherson or Currie] giving her father's patronymic and stating that she died 'this winter of 1865 at the age of 103'. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
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 Notes on a copper brooch given by Flora MacDonald to Isobel Macdonald who lived at Airi vulin [Airigh-mhuilinn/Milton, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. Isobel [Isobal nian Raoil] was one of three orphans taken in by Flora MacDonald, she married Eown Ross or Eoin mac Fhionnlai and had a son Donl mac Eown mac Fhionnlai [Donald Ross]. She died in 1863 or 1864 and her son died in 1866 aged 80 years. It is stated that Isobel used to tell of the many things she heard while she lived at Airigh-mhuilinn...
Scope and Contents Pencil sketch of a brooch and accompanying description which states that the brooch was made for Mary MacColl, grandmother of the wife of Donald MacColl, [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], at Callarst, [Callaird/Callert] in the 1700s. The brooch is of 'good workmanship' with the name on the reverse side. It is noted that Donald's wife died in 1880 aged about eighty-six.
Scope and Contents Story under the heading 'Ur-Sgeulan' entitled 'An t-Iarla Og' [The Young Earl] collected from Caristiane Nic Cuiean [Christina MacQuien or MacQueen] Fearann-an -letha [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The story tells how a young earl hears a voice calling him in the middle of the night telling him that his wife is giving birth and that he should get up. This happens three times and on the third occasion he some up. As it is dark it is some time until he sees a...