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Argyllshire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1872-1893

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The marjority of the notebook relates to material collected in Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire but there are a number of loose leaves at the end which contain an account of a journey from Uibhist/Uist through An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, during which time his wife, Mary is in Edinburgh and is pregnant. There are eight blank folios at the end of the notebook. Much of the material in this notebook was collected from Duncan...

Fragment of a poem entitled 'Barraglas', 6 July 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/14
Scope and Contents Fragment of a poem entitled 'Barraglas' probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, beginning 'Bean na sui[dhe] air an lar, Bra[th] eadar da chois'. The poem has one verse of four line and the second verse has two line and looks to be incomplete. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

List of place-names and a note about lights, 6 July 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/8
Scope and Contents List of place-names and a note about lights probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire including the different places known as 'Cnoc-Aingil', 'Dun-chathaich' and 'Dun-Cr[e]ag[ach]'. Some of the place-names are bracketed and the note reads 'These were lighted on danger' but it is not clear from the text exactly which place-names relate to lights. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Note about 'An Deor Mor', 6 July 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/7
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, which reads 'An Deor mor Mac a Chombaich was the man of Bailean-deor' [Baile an Deòra/Balindore]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Note about 'Baile an deor', 6 July 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/10
Scope and Contents Note about 'Baile an deor', probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, which reads 'Deor mor Mac an aba was the name of the - deor of Bail an deor' [Baile an Deòra/Balindore]. There are four words in Gaelic after this note which are difficult to make out. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Note about dogs dying and accompanying story about a faithful dog, October 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/46
Scope and Contents Note about dogs dying and accompanying story about a faithful dog collected from Duncan Macniven 'Don[nachadh] Pharuig', aged 88, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. Duncan tells how dogs go away from home to die and that shepherds know this to be the case. He also tells how a man in Glencoe [Gleann Comhann] went to work in England and every day at the same time his dog went out to wait for him and wept until it eventually died.

Note about how Loch Etive changed from being a lake during a storm, 6 July 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/11
Scope and Contents Note, probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about how Loch Etive changed from being a lake during a storm stating that a 'narrow isthmus of gravelly soil' separately the lake from the sea at Connel but that this was breached during a storm. He notes that the isthmus stood where the Falls of Lora are now. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Note about the place 'Tobar nan clarsairean', 6 July 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/12
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about the place 'Tobar nan clarsairean' that it is 'above Port mu luag Lismore' [Tobar na Slàinte, Port Moluag, Lios Mòr, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Note which reads 'Iain Lom seven years ere he walked', 6 July 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/9
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, which reads 'Iain Lom seven years ere he walked'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Song beginning 'A sniamh mo chuigeil', October 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/62
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'A sniamh mo chuigeil, A sniamh mo chuigeil', collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.