Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box CLX-A-354
Content Description This outlandish and colourful manuscript volume is an exceptional resource to understand and study French popular culture in the late 18th-early 19th centuries. Its contents are extremely varied, and include poems, oracles, lyrics of popular songs, proverbs and maxims, recipes, legal document templates, a formulary of letters, calendars, little stories and anecdotes, an account of Napoleon's return to France after his exile on Elba, and a dictionary for the interpretation of dreams. It refers...
Dates: c 1820-1830
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Cat Taobh' [Cataibh or Sutherland] collected from Angus MacPhail, Breascleit, Carlobhagh, Lews [Breasclate, Carlabhagh/Carloway, Eilean Leòdhais/Lewis] at Dr Morrison's house, Grassmarket, Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann] in which a sailor lands on foreign soil and meets a king who is guarded on either side by soldiers who have their swords drawn to kill rats. The sailor says that his cat will keep rats and mice away and so he brings one ashore and on seeing that he was telling the...
Dates: 5 December 1884
Two stories about Ruary an tartair [Roderick MacNeil] and accompanying notes about Barraigh/Isle of Barra], 1867
Scope and Contents Two stories about Ruary an tartair [Ruairidh an Tartair or Roderick MacNeil], the first being that when he had dinner he would send a servant to the top of He-eveall [Sheabhal/Heabhal, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] with a trumpet to proclaim as such, noting that 'Biola-creag was the badge on MacNeils livery' [Bual na Creige/Biulacraig, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] and that it is the 'third if not the second highest [cliff] in Britain'. The second story tells how he went to challenge Rob Roy [MacGregor] but...