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Isle of Harris Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 120 Collections and/or Records:

Note on a Harris expression using 'seoraiste', 1885

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/280
Scope and Contents Note on a Harris expression using 'seoraiste' which reads 'Seoraiste = Air mo sheoraiste fhe[in] = mo chomhairle fhein. Harris.' [Na Hearadh]
Dates: 1885

Note praising the Earl of Dunmore's family, 10 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/55
Scope and Contents Note praising the Earl of Dunmore's family for the improvements they have made to Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris since they purchased it and in particular the Dowager Countess for establishing 'schools of var[ious] kinds which have affected much'.
Dates: 10 July 1870

Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 12 September 1890 to 1895

 Series
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...
Dates: 12 September 1890 to 1895

Notes about shellfish and accompanying story about a drowned cat, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/148
Scope and Contents Notes about shellfish that the 'Maorach-mor [is] larger than Musgan' [razor-fish]; that a rat can eat a razor-fish by putting a stone in one end of it that 'Maorach iallai' is gathered at night; and a story about a cat in Leac a LÌ/Lackalee, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, which got its tongue caught under a limpet, the limpet closed over it and the cat drowned. Each line of this text has been scored through horizontally.
Dates: June 1887

Notes and story about the strand 'Mol na h-Aoi' and 'Mol na Hearadh', November 1873

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/34
Scope and Contents Notes and story about the strand 'Mol na h-Aoi' and 'Mol na Hearadh' [Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] that there 'trees + riasg du[bh] sleamhain[n] du[bh] all over the strand at [very] low water' and how the places becomes 'black' when the swell carries away the sand and stones. The story tells how a man in Tarb[ert] [Tairbeart] built a vessel from timber taken from Mol na Hearadh and that the location of the Mol is 'the strand below Alin'.
Dates: November 1873

Notes on a mill at Loch a chrombaich Farm and accompanying sketches, 9 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/41
Scope and Contents Notes on a mill at Loch a chrombaich Farm [Loch Cromlach Farm, Tarasaigh/Taransay] describing how it is 'one of the old Big mills still working' unlike another one 'at Ceann-an Ol at junction of the Avonsui & Storno[wa]y road' [Ceann an Ora and Abhainnsuidhe, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris and Steòrnabhagh, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis] which has not been working 'since 10 or 16 y[ea]rs' [c1854-1860]. Carmichael gives a detailed description of the mill including dimensions, construction, that...
Dates: 9 July 1870

Notes on cearban [sunfish or basking shark], 1877

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/54
Scope and Contents Notes on 'cearban [sunfish or basking shark] Harris' and that old men only saw one female sun-fish and that it produced 12 barrels of oil where generally one would produce 7 to 9 barrels.
Dates: 1877

Notes on place-names and archaeology made on a journey between Caolas Stiatair House and Tarbert market, 7 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/1
Scope and Contents Notes on place-names and archaeology made on a journey between Caolas Stiatair House and Tarbert market [An Tairbeart, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] with Rev. Don[ald] Macintosh [MacKintosh], S[outh] Uist [Uibhist a Deas] and Mr Archie MacRae, Huisinnish [Huisinis]. The notes are quite abbreviated but include a mention of trap dykes at Loch chistevad [Loch Cisteabhat] in the middle of which was a castle, which someone tried to drain to get to the castle but failed; and a note that nearby at Clach...
Dates: 7 July 1870

Notes on the chapels and burial sites on Tarasaigh/Taransay and Stewart of Loscintire [Losgaintir/Luskentyre], 8 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/19
Scope and Contents Notes on the chapels and burial sites on Tarasaigh/Taransay, describing the beauty of Chè Temple [Teampull Chè/St Keith's Chapel], its construction, dimensions and situation and that its graveyard is still a burying place. He describes the stream which separates Cille Chè and Cladh Charain [Cladh Tharain/St Taran's graveyard] as being there in winter but dry in summer 'its bed covered over with docken'. Of St Taran's he notes, 'St Caran ruins by houses above & horse & cattle fanks now...
Dates: 8 July 1870

Notes on the family of Rev Aulay MacAulay, November 1873

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/31
Scope and Contents Notes on the family of Rev Aulay MacAulay of Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, that he had six sons, one of whom was a baker in London, 'Mr Coinneach' [Rev Kenneth MacAulay] was the minister of Harris, then Ardnamurchan and then Caladeir [Cawdor] and Mr Aonas [Angus MacAulay] 'is said to have been mi[ni]st[er] of his fath[er]'. 'Coin[neach] Mac Onachai (Morrison) wrote Lord MacAul[ay] with whose people he had a comhaltas [family relationship]. No reply.'
Dates: November 1873