Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: External Id = sh 85036187,Created For = CW
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story entitled 'An t-Each Uisge' [The Water Horse] in which a waterhorse/man arrives at a fisherman's house where there is a fairywoman with a pot of porridge. He is allowed in to get warm and dry, having been in the sea, and on being asked what her name is the woman replies 'Mise s mi fhein' [Me and myself]. He asked for some porridge and she threw a ladleful onto him. He ran out screaming and when asked [by his son] who hurt him he replied 'Mise 's mi fhein' to which the son...
Dates: March 1874
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael made up of three excise notebooks marked 'Journal', 'Account Current' and 'Bills Receivable'/'Bills Payable' and a single folio. The first book is marked on the front with 'Carbost June 13 1861 Alexander Carmichael' [Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye].The second book is inscribed with the same text on the front cover and the inside front covers reads 'Alasdair A Mac 'Illemhicheil Cillendraisd, Liosmor' [Cill Anndrais/Killandrist, Lios...
Scope and Contents Place-name story for Sloc na Beiste [Sloc na Bèiste, Beàrnaraigh/Berneray] probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, telling how when Berneray was uninhabited, the crew of a boat came ashore for water but left behind a young man called MacGillecharra who had fallen asleep. Finding himself he went to Ciosamul [Kisimul Castle, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] and met MacNeil of Barra's wife who happened to be a MacLean and of the same kin. She gave him a wife and...
Scope and Contents Proverb about envy which reads 'Sgoiltidh am farmad a chlach - Envy will rend the stone' and accomapnying story about Calum Cille's [St Columba's] sister. The story tells how Columba's sister was going to the sheiling with another woman. Calum Cille told her to put a stone in her sack and when the woman asked her what she had in her sack to tell her that it was cheese. The woman wondered why the cheese was so big and Columba's sister said that she would not make a small cheese without making a...
Scope and Contents Song probably collected from Ruari Saor [Roderick MacDonald] beginning 'Nam bi sa am Beal[ach] an sgail, Far na thuit an damh donn' and accompanying story stating that the song was sung by bean Ghilleaspa dhui nian mhic ic Ailein [bean Ghilleasbuig Dhuibh, nighean Mhic 'ic Ailein]. It was said that Gilleasbuig Dubh had no family but killed one brother in Paible [Paibeil, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] and then went to see his other brother Mac Onail in Duntuilm [Dùn Thuilm/Duntulm, An t-Eilean...
Dates: 18 January 1871
Scope and Contents Story about a cockerel and a fox collected from [-] Caimbeul [Janet Campbell, midwife] Loch Sgioporst [Loch Sgioport/Loch Skipport, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] in which the fox tries to trick the cock by implying that they are related. There are a few annotations to the text written in pencil.
Dates: April 1872
Scope and Contents Story about a goose [giodh] outwitting a fox [sionnach] whereby the goose tells the fox he needs to say grace before he can eat and the fox has to let go of the goose in order to do so. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Story about Calum Cille's [St Columba's] sister, who was going to the sheiling with another woman. Calum Cille told her to put a stone in her sack and when the woman asked her what she had in her sack to tell her that it was cheese. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Donald MacPhee, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, about [Diarmaid] and accompanying verse beginning 'Cha do shaoil le m'athair fhein, Gur eir feola bha nam chrì'. The story tells how a king ordered all old people to be put to death and then for every man to bring his enemies, children, animals, musicians and fools to him. One poor man dug a hole in the ground and put his father in it. His father told him to follow the king's orders and so they arrived at the...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'A Bhuileaistach' [MacMhuirich and the Beast] probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how Niall Mòr MacMhuirich found a small creature and took it home. The creature's mother, a fearful beast came looking for her young. MacMhuirich threatened her and said that he would not give it back to her unless he built a bridge or causeway from him so that he could get to Lainginis [Langinish]. The beast...
Dates: 29 January 1875