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Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Field and transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1867

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW113
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'....

Song entitled 'Laoi na Ceardich', 27 March 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/1
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi na Ceard[a]ich' [Laoidh na Ceàrdaich] collected from Alex[ander] MacNeill, Keantangval [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. A gap in the manuscript indicates that the beginning of the song has not been recorded with the first lines noted down beginning, 'Cha ruig [ceo] orm eir cheart eigin, Sgod da eid eir a obair'. The song is composed of twenty four lines, many of which are incomplete.

Story entitled 'Bhalantaidh us Horsantaidh', 18 January 1865

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/9
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Bhalantaidh us Horsantaidh' collected from Alasdair Mac Neil [Alexander MacNeil], Ceantangbhall [Ceanntangabhal/Kentagaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. The story begins with Rìgh Lochlann's daughter being married off to an emperor and being accompanied to her new home by only one kinsman. The emperor's house priest falls in love with her and while the emperor is hunting, he declares his love for her and expects her to reciprocate. She refuses to do so and locks up the priest until...

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1869

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW104
Scope and Contents Transciption notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The inside front cover is inscribed in ink with 'Bought at Wadebridge Cornwall Dec[ember] 1 1864 p 1/6 A A Carmichael' and the opposite page has 'A A Carmichael' written on it in pencil. The notebook contains Fenian songs or tales mainly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, some of which are repeated in full or in part. These include 'Laoidh na Muileartaich', 'Duan an Deirg' and 'A' Bhraoin Chaorain'....