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Old age

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

An Old Scotch Shepherd-Aged 104, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/3182
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Photograph of an elderly Scottish shepherd, aged 104, sitting on a bench with several sheep skins on his lap in the late 19th or early 20th century.

Dates: 1870s-1930s

Archaeological notes on Kildonan and accompanying notes on Flora MacDonald and her husband, 24 May 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/82
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on Kildonan [Cill Donnain, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The various sites relating to St Donain are described as Eilean Donain or Isle Donain, which is where the saint's house was, the house being '50 x 26 feet with several surrounding ruins' and the island itself being 70 yards long by 50 yards wide. Cladh Donain [Cille Dhonnain] is described as a peninsula separated from Eilean Donain by another island, the relative distances being noted, and containing a ruined chapel...
Dates: 24 May 1870


 File — Box JS63
Identifier: Coll-1966/6/4/8
Scope and Contents Reference material relating to welfare services for the elderly.Published material: Department of National Health and Welfare Canada, Report on the Administration of Old Age Assistance in Canada, 1958; Willard, J., Housing and Living Arrangements for the Aged, American Journal of Public Health, vol. 42, No.11 (1952); Ottowa Department of National Health and Welfare Memorandum No.21 Changes in legislation in general assistance,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1940-1978


 File — Box JS72
Identifier: Coll-1966/6/5/8
Scope and Contents Reference material relating to welfare services for the elderly.Consists of: Old People's Welfare Scottish Bulletin and annual report (1968-1969); Scottish Home and Health department circulas; Claussen, Dr Wilhelm, Provision for old age in Germany Progress; Scottish Council of Social Welfare policy statement and memorandum; Edinburgh Cyrenian newsletter (1969); Old People in England Today; Wadsworth, M.E. J., A Geriatric Day Hospital and its System of...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1940-1978

Part of a story entitled 'Rocabarrai' and accompanying story about the informant falling ill, 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/16
Scope and Contents Part of a story entitled 'Rocabarrai', collected from Donald MacInnon or Donl mac Iain ic Lachlan ic ionnan [Donald MacKinnon], aged 98½ years, Grianaig, Dallabrig [Dalabrog/Daliburgh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] telling how he Mor mhor ni MhicLeoid na h Earradh [Marion MacLeod] who was married to Raoul mor mac ic Ail[ein] [Ranald MacDonald of Clanranald] went to Bernary [Bearnaraigh] and in a house there heard a voice 'at the back of a chest' offering to tell them the story of Rocabarrai. At...
Dates: 1871

Song entitled 'Suire Oisein' and accompanying note, 22 October 1864

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/55
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Suire Oisein' collected from Coinneach Moireastan [Kenneth Morrison], Trithean, Eilean Sgitheanach [Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] beginning 'Is cu duine far nach ionmhaire e, Teiream riut a nighean Shiusaidh.' The song is about the Fenians going to find Eimhir, Cormac's sweetheart. They killed Cormac and Ossian carried his head home. The accompanying note describes the background to the song in which the ageing Oisein [Ossian] is told by a woman that he is...
Dates: 22 October 1864