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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: External Id = sh 85009555,Created For = CW,Use For = Aurora borealis; Northern lights

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

4 notes for lectures and publications by Edward Appleton, c. 1960

Identifier: Coll-37/D.60
Scope and Contents

4 notes for lectures and publications by Edward Appleton. The material consists of Address to Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, January 1961, 7 pages, typescript; ‘Science and Space’, Lecture to Edinburgh Schools Scientific Society. 23 pages, typescript; notes on Artificial Aurorae, space exploration, etc., no date, 3 pages, manuscript; and a foreword to a handbook for the Edinburgh University Industrial Liaison Committee, no date, 3 pages typescript and manuscript;

Dates: c. 1960

Charts of auroral data, 1944

Identifier: Coll-37/G.8
Scope and Contents

The material consists of charts of auroral data, dated 1944.

Dates: 1944

Notes about the fir-chlis [aurora borealis or northern lights], February 1874

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/54
Scope and Contents

Notes about the fir-chlis [aurora borealis or northern lights] describing them as 'ard an[na] an speur & luasgainach is a cosla storm & cosal socair ciuine'; noting that they are not seen 'but in light moon light' and, in a marginal note, relating the ominous nature of blood red aurora.

Dates: February 1874

Superstition relating to the fairies, 3 January 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/14
Scope and Contents

Superstition relating to the fairies probably collected in Gramasdail/Gramsdale, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula which states that the sithichean are said to be about when the fir chlis [aurora borealis] are out and that the only way to keep them at bay is 'to place an eitig live coal in the breast of a traveller!'.

Dates: 3 January 1872