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Found in 188 Collections and/or Records:

Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 12 September 1890 to 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael but also used by John Ewen MacRury. The front cover bears a sticker which reads 'Gaelic Notes 1894-5. (Collection of traditions, tales, etc. by Alexander Carmichael (?). Many pages cancelled, indicating publication.) [Carmichael Watson Collection]'. The flyleaf reads 'Gaelic Notes, 1894-5' and the rear flyleaf contains a jotting which reads 'Wishing Guidhe'. The beginning of the notebook contains field notes made by Carmichael in Uibhist a Deas/South...

Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1893

Identifier: Coll-97/CW126g
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael and used by both him and another user, probably a family member. The most notable item relates to his son Eoghan leaving home for Africa. Items written by the other user appear to be quotations in preparation for a piece of written work. There are a number of quotations and sayings copied by Carmichael himself and a good number of names and addresses of people, probably all Gaels, living in Glasgow or Edinburgh, some of whom are noted as having...

Notes and sayings connected to decision-making, c1868

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/2
Scope and Contents Notes and sayings connected to decision-making possibly collected from a Mrs MacDonald [identity and location unspecified] or inspired by a conversation with her recorded as, 'Mrs MacDon[ald] said the caus[es] were mom[ents] of folly. I doubt if were not re[a]s[on] as g[rea]t mo[ments] of folly every day.' He refers to the remark made by Captain Thomas about [the lazine[ss] of people to invest[ing] in his work of the Outer Hebri[de]s'. The quotes which follow relate to the farmer's...

Notes on Fenian placenames and associated poems, c1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/24
Scope and Contents Notes probably collected from Alexander MacKenzie, Uisgebhagh/Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, on Fenian placenames and associated poems including a verse each from Laoidh Dhiarmaid and Laoidh Mhanuis. MacKenzie describes Gleann-na- tullach and Gleann-na-muice [Gleann Tùlacha, possibly Pollan na muice and Poll-iù/Poolewe, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] as being to the south and to the north of Suidheachan Fhinn, where Fenians used to hunt and where Fionn sat 'dar bha Diarmad a ruith "na...

Notes on Sorcha an Orfhuilt, 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/59
Scope and Contents Notes on Sorcha an Orfhuilt stating that Duncan Macdonald, Snaoisval [Sniseabhal/Snishival, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] said that she was the girl who went amongst the deer and that Mr Alexander Campbell, priest at Bornish [Bornais] said that she was also called 'Fionna nam Fiadh'. There are question marks besides the name 'Binneach nam Fiadh'.

Notes on stars and accompanying verse, 29 October 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/109
Scope and Contents Notes on stars including that Mainneag or Maidneag is the morning star, that 'Grioglachan gets its course on S[aint] Michael & loses it on new years night' and that 'An t-Iasgair' is the star of the East at night. There is also a short verse beginning 'Ni Ri Eangain 'sa 3 len'.

Notes, story and rhyme relating to burials and archaeological finds on Lismore, September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/38
Scope and Contents Notes, story and rhyme relating to burials and archaeological finds on Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire probably collected from John Roy, including the location of Eaglais Mhaoluag [St Moluag's Cathedral] at 'Borstain na croise on top of the croise'. This church burned down while people were in it and the bones all washed down to Eala [Clach na h-Ealaidh]. The Eala is noted as being a refuge for criminals and north of it a large unsculpted stone was found with 'a few skel[e]t[ons]...

Paper headed 'Notes'. By John O'Donovan, 1850-1862

Identifier: Coll-98/4/7/4
Scope and Contents These appear to be notes written by John O'Donovan, including notes used by O'Donovan in preparation of his work 'Topographical Poems of John O Dubhagan and Gille na Naomh (Dublin, 1862).

Poem about a chamberlain unfairly dismissed and replaced, 1874 and 1891

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/156
Scope and Contents Poem in Gaelic by John Moireson [John Morison] of Bragar [Eilean Leòdhais /Isle of Lewis] written when a tyrannical factor 'ignominiously' dismissed his chamberlain, called Dugald, and replaced him with another, a MacAulay. The poem begins 'Chuireadh Dughall fo na phrac' and its English version begins 'Dugald is placed under the prac [tax]'. The poem is composed of four lines.

Poem about an over-talkative wife, 1874 and 1891

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/154
Scope and Contents Poem in Gaelic by John Moireson [John Morison] of Bragar [Eilean Leòdhais /Isle of Lewis] about a woman 'whose tongue was ever on the gas' which begins 'Toiseach tus ann/air an-rath' and an English version which begins 'The first sign of strife-misfortune'. The poem and its translation are each somposed of four lines.