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Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1874, 1877 and 1891

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing songs, poems, tales, names, vocabulary and expressions collected in the Outer Hebrides [Na h-Eileanan an Iar]. The first part of the volume contains transcriptions taken as Carmichael listened to informants in 1877 while the second part appears to be copies of previous transcriptions of material collected by Carmichael and Rev Malcolm MacPhail in 1874 and written into the notebook in 1891. Amongst the material is a version of the lament...

List of songs and stories including a cure and rhyme, 29 January 1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/129
Scope and Contents List of songs and stories, probably the repertoire of John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. In the midst of a list is a note which reads 'An lus mor = crocha na mna sith - good for rheumatism' and a rhyme beginning 'Diluain Dirdoin thig gruag'.

Sheiling rhyme entitled 'Rann Airi', 30 March 1877

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/37
Scope and Contents Sheiling rhyme entitled 'Rann Airi' [Rann Àirigh] beginning 'Cuiri mi n aire mach' collected from John MacInnes, Iain mac Phadruig, age 74, Staoligearry, South Uist [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas]. The poem is composed of eight lines. This text has been scored through perhaps indicating it has been transcribed elsewhere.

Sheiling rhyme entitled 'Rann Airidh', 30 March 1877

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/82
Scope and Contents Fair copy of a sheiling rhyme entitled 'Rann Airidh' [Rann À irigh] collected from John Macinnes [Iain mac Phadruig], age 74, crofter, Staoligearry [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. Poem begins 'Cuiridh mi 'n aire a mach, Air bharra nan speach' and is composed of seven lines. This text has been scored through perhaps indicating it has been transcribed elsewhere.

Story entitled 'Ron', 29 January 1875 and 7 October 1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/125
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Ron' [Ròn or Seal] probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how a farmer noticed that someone was eating bread from his kiln. He hid in the kiln waiting to see who the culprit was and discovered it was a big seal and a large seal. The seals are eating when the little one says that it can hear a noise but the big seal dismisses it as as the sound of a mouse. However, the noise was the man...

Story under the heading 'Roin' about MacIogain and accompanying verse, 7 October 1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/30
Scope and Contents Story under the heading 'Roin' probably collected from John MacInnes, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. telling how a man came from Taisgeir or Hasgeir [Eilean Hasgeir/Haskeir Island] to a wild island and knocked at the door of a big, grey old man. On being asked where he was from and who his family were he responded that he was from the north and his people were Mac Iogain to which the old man recited a verse beginning 'Iogain ga do thug mi bithe dhuit, Im is cais[e] is...

Story under the headings 'Roin' and 'Mythology' about seals, 7 October 1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/29
Scope and Contents Story under the headings 'Roin' and 'Mythology' about seals collected from Iain Macaonais [John MacInnes], Staola-gearrai [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 29 January 1875. The story tells of a farmer who could not work out who was eating his corn so he went to the bottom of his kiln and saw that a big seal and a small seal were the culprits. The seals are eating when the little one says that it can hear a noise but the big seal dismisses it as as the sound of a...

Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1860 to c1866

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The majority of the volume has been used but intermittently there are groups of blank folios. Carmichael appears to have written in the book in the 1860s creating sections of different genres at different stages in the volume, with pages left blank in between to fill up appropriately. In about 1875 he has then used some of these blank pages to transcribe notes and stories but has not kept to the genres sections he initially created. The...