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Isle of Skye Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 152 Collections and/or Records:

Journal account entitled 'Notes' from a trip looking at archaeological sites on An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, 18 December 1865

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/3
Scope and Contents Journal account entitled 'Notes' from a trip looking at archaeological sites in which Carmichael describes leaving Lochmaddy [Loch nam Madadh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] and arriving at Ord [An t-Òrd, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. He notes that two stone coffins were found at Ionnaraulaviag or Ionnaraulaigidh [Inbhir Amhlabhaig/Inver Aulavaig] in the summer of 1864. He notes stones and rocks called Clach ullain, Eilean Ruridh [Clach Ullain and Eilean Ruairidh] and that on the...
Dates: 18 December 1865

Lecture on 'The Origin of the Scenery of the British Isles', 1884

Identifier: Coll-74/7/1
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Notes for 5 lectures on 'The Origin of the Scenery of the British Isles' given to the Royal Institution in 1884, along with printed abstracts. Sir Archibald Geikie focused on geological formations around the British Isles, with comparisons from European and North American locations, looking at the materials of which they are composed and the processes which went into their creation.

Dates: 1884

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from A Bachellery, 22 July 1898

Identifier: Coll-74/11/8/1
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Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from A Bachellery thanking Geikie for letters of introduction to a number of geologists. He reports that these introductions had led to successful geological tours while he was visiting Great Britain.

Dates: 22 July 1898

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from PB Brodie, 20 September 1856

Identifier: Coll-74/11/8/70
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from PB Brodie discussing differences between the liass formations (jurassic) in Gloucestershire and Skye. He reports that there is no sandstone in Gloustershire. He describes some fossils he has found and a liassic reef covered with grass. He reports that he will be sending some specimens to the Museum of Economic Geology and would appreciate any samples which Geikie could spare. He adds a post script that he has lost a ticket sent by Geikie and requests a...
Dates: 20 September 1856

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Tempest Anderson, 02 August 1896

Identifier: Coll-74/11/6/17
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Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Tempest Anderson concerning the supply of photographs for Geikie's forthcoming book on British volcanoes. Anderson lists a selection of locations which he can supply photographs for and asks Geikie to confirm if he requires any soon as he is going to Switzerland.

Dates: 02 August 1896

List of names of birds, 24 June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/140
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List of names of birds collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann including 'An Golcach = Puffin'; 'Deardain = Tern' in An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye; and 'uiseag na traighe = a Bhothag - lives on wilks'.

Dates: 24 June 1887

'Luideag Bheag o'n Challtainn' [The little rag from the hazel], 'Caol Reathain' [Kylerhea], and 'Sgeul na Luraich [The story of the breastplate], c 1860-1865

Identifier: Coll-97/CW475
Scope and Contents 'Luideag Bheag o'n Challtainn' (pages 1-4) was recorded from Donnacha Mac Dhiarmaid [Duncan MacDiarmaid], 'Fearnn-an-leaithe' [Fernilea], Isle of Skye on 7 February 1861. 'Caol Reathain' (pages 5-8) was recorded from 'Padraig Buidhe' [whose real name was Peter Anderson, Coultorsay, Islay], at Port Charlotte, Islay in May 1860, which includes further notes on Fenian place-names in Gleneleg and Skye by Carmichael from 1865. 'Sgeul na Luraich' (pages 9-16) was told by...
Dates: c 1860-1865

'Mac a Ghothain' [The smith's son] and 'Mac Shir Eothain Lochiall agus Mac Iarl Anntruim an Eirinn' [The son of Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel and the son of the Earl of Antrim in Ireland], c 1861-1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW424
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Two tales. 'Mac a Ghobhain' (pp. 1-9) recorded from Uilleam MacCoinnich [William MacKenzie], Carbost, Isle of Skye on 6 February 1861. 'Mac Shir Eothain Lochiall agus Mac Iarl Anntruim an Eirinn' (pages 10-16) recorded from Aonghas Beaton [Angus Beaton], Bernisdale, Isle of Skye on 31 January 1861. Includes additional notes by Carmichael from 1866.

Dates: c 1861-1866

'Na Coin Uaine' and 'Caol Readhain' [The Green Dogs and Kylerhea], c 1860-1861

Identifier: Coll-97/CW474
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Tale 'Na Coin Uaine' recorded from Duncan MacDhiarmaid at Fearann-an-la [Fernilea], Isle of Skye, on 8 February 1861; and tale 'Caol Readhain' recorded from Dughall (ban) Mac a Chombaich, Port na h-Apann, September 1860.

Dates: c 1860-1861

Note about a watch repair, January 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/94
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Note about a watch repair that the watch is to be left with Mr Mitchell and that three shillings are to pay for an 'everlast[in]g match key'. Mal[colm] Macinnis [Malcolm MacInnes] of Stein [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] is mentioned although it is not clear if the watch is his or it is at his suggestion. The pencil has faded on this item, rendering some words illegible.

Dates: January 1872