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Argyllshire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1887

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael probably while he lived at 31, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, as this address is written in ink on the first folio. Written on the inside front cover but heavily scored is text which reads 'Mrs Malcolm MacLeod, [- Islay], widow of Mal[colm] MacLeod [Loch-]. The majority of the notebook contains material collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/ Islay relating folklore and natural history about the birds, fish, shellfish and animals found in and...

Note about birds killing other birds, June 1887

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/38
Scope and Contents Note about birds killing other birds probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay, which reads 'Saw ravens kil[lin]g hens here Gulls kill[in]g ducklings'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Note about Donald MacMhuirich [Currie]'s age, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/42
Scope and Contents Note about Donald MacMhuirich [Donald Currie], crofter, Ìle/Islay, that he is fifty-one years of age.

Note about herring and hake, June 1887

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/46
Scope and Contents Note collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Baile Meadhanach/Ballymeanach, Ìle/Islay, which reads 'Calmoir Herring haig - dif[ficult] to fish.' Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Note about horse or cow hair, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/43
Scope and Contents Note about horse or cow hair collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay, the meaning of which is unclear. Also, vocabulary note which reads 'Conachag = shell'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Note about otters on Ìle/Islay, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/34
Scope and Contents Note about otters on Ìle/Islay probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter there, which states that 'Beiste donna' is an expression for an otter and that [Donald] 'Killed an otter larger than a barn door. The[y] larger than any ever seen in Islay - (twice attacked).'

Note about place-names on Ìle/Islay, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/55
Scope and Contents Note about place-names on Ìle/Islay probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Baile Meadhanach/Ballymeanach, which reads 'Airdbheala, Port Bheala or speala. W[est] of P[or]tnahaven Isla Cala.'

Note about shellfish, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/47
Scope and Contents Note about shellfish collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Baile Meadhanach/Ballymeanach, Ìle/Islay, stating that 'Donnag [cockles or fish] are among stones in [the] shore' and the sizes of 'Gearran cruacach' [probably lumpfish] and 'Gearran greis'.

Note about the bird 'Balaire-bothan' [white-breasted cormorant] and fragment of a song, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/33
Scope and Contents Note about the bird 'Balaire-bothan' [white-breasted cormorant] probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay, which reads 'Balaire-bothan larger than sgart [scart] - white spot on thigh'. Also includes a fragment of a song beginning 'Deoch do dh iarr balair bothair'.

Note about the bird 'Bru deargan', June 1887

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/25
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay about the bird 'Bru deargan' [Bru-dearg or robin redbreast] that it is not seen on the island until the end of the autumn and that his daughter found one in a hedge the previous year [1876]. He notes his call as being 'Hing "hingadale", Drig drig "hingadale"'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.