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Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Archaeological note on Tarasaigh/Taransay sites exposed by coastal erosion describing how faces of the bank are left exposed by the sea and how layers of shells and darker sand with the ends of buildings can be seen and how 'By the side of some old and beautifully built expose[d] wall is the root of the gallan at least 4f[ee]t down fr[om the] sun.'
Dates: 8 July 1870
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on Bearnaray Harris [Beàrnaraigh/Berneray, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] made in the company of 'Mrs MacNeill Newton & her sister Miss Famy Macdonald Scolpaig & her brother Mr Macdonald Newton. Among the shell mound on Borve machair' [Newton and Scolpaig, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist and Borgh/Borve, Beàrnaraigh/Berneray]. Carmichael describes 'Heaps of stones here & there & rows of stones on edge generally in a circle or a sphere' of various sizes and also heaps...
Dates: 29 April 1871
Scope and Contents Photograph of the waves of the Pacific Ocean crashing into the coast with the text beneath noting that Opuntia plants can grown in this environment.
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871
Scope and Contents Note about a man who recollects the Aoi isthmus [Uidh, Tarasaigh/Taransay] being ploughed although it is now 'sand hills and a big strand washed by the sea'.
Dates: 10 July 1870
Scope and Contents Note about the coastline of Loch Fyne, Tarbert [Loch Fìne, An Tairbeirt, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. The text has been scored through in pencil.
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Note about Mol-garbh [Mol Garbh, Tarasaigh/Taransay] describing it as a 'remarkable inst[ance] of the pow[er] of the waves in heap[ing] up a beach' and comparing the height of the beach with the mol on the isthmus.
Dates: 8 July 1870
Scope and Contents Notes and story about the strand 'Mol na h-Aoi' and 'Mol na Hearadh' [Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] that there 'trees + riasg du[bh] sleamhain[n] du[bh] all over the strand at [very] low water' and how the places becomes 'black' when the swell carries away the sand and stones. The story tells how a man in Tarb[ert] [Tairbeart] built a vessel from timber taken from Mol na Hearadh and that the location of the Mol is 'the strand below Alin'.
Dates: November 1873
Notes on deserted houses, archaeological sites and the geography of Tarasaigh/Taransay with accompanying sketch, 9 July 1870
Scope and Contents Notes on deserted houses, archaeological sites and the geography of Tarasaigh/Taransay, describing the houses at Aoi [Uidh] which had been left by families who moved to Paible [Paibeil] including 'a nice box of a house in front with one chim[ney] & plastered' and their situation as being in a 'beautiful spot'. The accompanying sketch is of Clach an Teampuill which is on Croc an Teampuill [Cnoc an Teampuill] and noted are its dimensions, that it is made of grey granite and that its situation...
Dates: 9 July 1870
Scope and Contents Notes on the burial place at Ceillegridh [Ceilegraigh/Killegray], an island close to Easaigh/Ensay, described as a 'pretty isle with a good house where the factor sometimes lives'. The burying place is noted as being at Ru-an teampuil [Teampull na b' Annait] on the north point of the island 'on a ledge washed by the waves'. There is a small ruin there and the soil is so shallow that 'the coffins rest upon the flat rock. The ends of the grave app[ear] fr[om] the wash away of the...
Dates: 13 July 1870