Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 498 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Description of a great northern diver seen flying on the surface of the sea on the road between Bay Cottage, Bonawe [Bun Abha, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] and Glenlonan [Gleann Lonain].
Scope and Contents Description of land near the Eala [Clach na h-Ealaidh, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] including the 'gravel walk' between it and the smithy on either side of which is a bog and below it is a circuit of stakes like ploughshares embedded in the ground at regular intervals.
Scope and Contents Description of the composition of St Cyril's well [Tobar Churalain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] including quartz pebbles and scallop shells and shards of pottery left on the shelf. Also notes that there is a beautiful spot fifty feet below the graveyard [Cladh Churalain].
Scope and Contents Diagram of Castle Coeffin [Caisteal Chaifeann, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] drawn by Alexander Carmichael and accompanying notes describing a porthole facing Glensanda, large holes in the outside walls as if for bars and the dimensions and situations of the remaining structure. The dungeon is marked on the diagram along with measurements.
Scope and Contents Diagram of the Eala [Clach na h-Ealaidh, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] showing the measurements of the stone and accompanying notes which describe the situation of the stone as 'below the road at Iocar a chlachain' [Ìochdar a' Chlachain] and that it was where criminals came [for refuge] 'if they got their hand on the stone.'
Scope and Contents Diagrams and notes on three brooches, the first two being described as 'Brooches of Glenorchy belonging to Mrs Crawford wife of - Crawford fisherman Shore St[reet] Oban. One is in perfect order - big one the other is altered to modern style in the tongue'. The third brooch is described as 'Glenorchy brooch of Miss Keith at Port Kearara Oban - From her mother Mrs Keith of Acha-bhathaich near Saulmore. Oban.' [Gleann Urchaidh/Glenorchy, An t-Òban, Port Kerrera, Achadh a' Bhàthaich/Achavaich,...
Scope and Contents Diagrams of St Moluag's Catherdral [Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] and accompanying notes which tell how there were human remains dug up from the foundations of the cathedral 'when the dyke was built round the bur[in]g pl[ace] a few y[ea]rs ago.' The diagrams show measurements of walls, niches, windows and doors with some annotations.
Scope and Contents Etymological note which reads 'Dun Fraoin is so cal[led] from Fraon one of the Feinne.' [Dùn Fraoin, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire.]
Scope and Contents Expression collected from Donald MacPhail, grocer, Quay, Oban [An t-Òban, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] which reads 'Buil an suil, buil an glun, buil an uilinn Cha be chradh a chniodachadh.'
Scope and Contents Expression which reads 'Ged bha mi sa chuil bha mo shuil air mo chuid' collected from Donald MacPhail, grocer, Quay, Oban [An t-Òban, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].