Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 47 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box CLX-A-353
Scope and Contents Manuscript pocket-diary of Charles Ross of Greenlaw, a Scottish surveyor, architect, farmer, nurseryman and gardener near Paisley, with daily weather readings and notes of his activities and health from 1 January 1795 to 27 June 1805. The diary contains some illustrations. Charles Ross was at the forefront of the Agricultural Revolution in South-West Scotland in the second half of the 18th century. His journal reveals that in his late 70s and early 80s he remained physically and socially active...
Dates: 1 January 1795-27 June 1805
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, which he used to collect material mainly from a Mary MacRae, Dùnan, Letterfearn, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty, Ciorstan MacLean née Cameron, Leideag, Barraigh/Isle of Barra and Margaret Campbell née Stewart and her husband Andrew, tinkers at Bohespic, Siorrachd Pheairt/Perthshire. There are twenty folios the first fourteen of which contain text. Most of the material was collected from Mary MacRae, who sang several waulking songs and...
Dates: August 1903 to July 1904
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael probably while he lived at 31, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, as this address is written in ink on the first folio. Written on the inside front cover but heavily scored is text which reads 'Mrs Malcolm MacLeod, [- Islay], widow of Mal[colm] MacLeod [Loch-]. The majority of the notebook contains material collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/ Islay relating folklore and natural history about the birds, fish, shellfish and animals found in and...
Scope and Contents Fragment of a proverb probably collected from Mary MacRae, Dùnan, Letterfearn, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty, which reads 'Bleadhan t sneachda bhuidhe? Earrach Duibh a Challa? The snows of gr[e]at'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 22 August 1903
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story about Calum Cille [St Columba] probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay which describes him as 'na dhuin[e] cruai[dh]' [a hard man]. A crowd of people were watering Calum Cille's crops when one man asked the housekeeper, who was baking, for some food. She refused him and then he asked for a piece of dough 'as ne Dia' [in the name of God?] and she said she could not refuse him. The man put the dough on the fire and it turned into...
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about wood washed up after a storm which reads 'MacDona[ald] when a breacach often shot his nets over the [runs] and after a storm saw pieces of decayed sta[v]es like wood washed up and sticks & things.'
Dates: 14 July 1870
Scope and Contents List entitled 'Gnath-Fhocail' containing proverbs and sayings on subjects such as days, weather, seasons and living creatures.
Scope and Contents List entitled 'Toimhsegain' [Riddles] including riddles for things such as mist, hens, rainbow and the wind. A few corrections have been made to the text in ink and in pencil.
Scope and Contents List of vocabulary consisting of tinker's cant including 'Siamachadh = Ga chur a mach = pouring out', 'Ceannabhi = Fear Taigh...Houseman' and 'Cruaidh Ghaillion = Blizzard = hard frost and heavy snow and high wind during the snow'. The proverb begins 'Cha tig fuachd gun tig earrach, Na [crios] na cruadh ghaillion'. Some of the text has been scored through.
Scope and Contents Note about Bo na cille [Bodha na Cille, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] being 'a good barometer for bad weath[er] [as] the sea 'a croiceadh' [branching out] up from it before a gale tho[ugh] the rest of the sea be calm'. There is also a description of the amount of water over the ruins and their dimensions 'ab[ou]t 30 f[ee]t x 30'...with a smal[l] bit connect[ed]..16 fath[oms] deep at low water'.
Dates: November 1873