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Scope and Contents Custom written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Goisteachd' and additionally entitled 'Blood Brotherhood' by Alexander Carmichael. MacRury recalls how if two boys drew blood while playing then one would put blood on the back of the hand of the other and say 'roinn [rinn] mi goisteachd riut' and that would mean that they 'were friends in all plays henceforth', although frequently the bond was short-lived MacRury remarks 'there was something in it as the...
Scope and Contents Etymological note on 'Glas' as 'water' and 'Dubh-ghlas' for 'Douglas', including mentions of 'Anaghlas = milk and water' and 'Glas-sheile = water brash' and a note that there is a 'Dubh-ghlas in Leanndaidh Lennox where some say Arthur fought his 3[r]d 4th and 5th battles.' [Douglas Water, Siorrachd Dhùn Breatainn/Dunbartonshire]
Scope and Contents Etymological note on Hasgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker] describing it as coming from the Norse for 'the ocean rock', describing how it is pronounced. Also a note that the Atlantic is called 'An Hàf' and the Minch 'An Cuan' giving an example of how 'An Hàf' is used.
Scope and Contents Expressions of contrasting states: 'bho aoin gu anmhuinn', 'bho reite gu areite' and 'bho shocair gu an-shocair' and a proverb beginning 'Is truagh nach robh mo bhathadh air bean a ghlugain'.
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing field and transcribed material. The notebook is inscribed on the front inside cover with the following: 'Scrap Book MS No1 Alex[ander] Carmichael (of Lismore) Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist] 1864'. On the recto side of the fly leaf is written 'Angus MacDonald Staoinebrig tale teller' and on the verso side of the fly leaf is written 'Bought at Drew's Saint columb Cornwall this 17 day of Nov[ember] 1864 A. A. Carmichael p2/3'....
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, which he used to collect material mainly from a Mary MacRae, Dùnan, Letterfearn, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty, Ciorstan MacLean née Cameron, Leideag, Barraigh/Isle of Barra and Margaret Campbell née Stewart and her husband Andrew, tinkers at Bohespic, Siorrachd Pheairt/Perthshire. There are twenty folios the first fourteen of which contain text. Most of the material was collected from Mary MacRae, who sang several waulking songs and...