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 Subject
Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 439 Collections and/or Records:

Hymn beginning 'Fhir a chruthaich fhir a chriu' and accompanying note, 1883

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/18
Scope and Contents Hymn beginning 'Fhir a chruthaich fhir a chriu' collected from Captain Alexander Matheson, shipmaster, Doirni, Ceanntaile [An Dòrnaidh/Dornie, Cinn Tàile/Kintail, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but written at Creagorry [Creag Ghoraidh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] on 11 August 1875. The text has been altered in both pen and pencil including a pencil tick against every verse. The note states that the hymn is 'obscure and evidently imperfect' and that Captain Matheson heard it from an old woman...

Hymn beginning 'Is gearr gus am bi chol sin' and vocabulary notes, 1901

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/104
Scope and Contents Hymn probably collected from Ann MacDonald, age 75, Achaderry, Glen Spean, Lochaber [Achadoire, Gleann Spean, Loch Abar, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire] beginning 'Is gearr gus am bi chol sin, Air lothadh is air fail'. The song is composed of thirty lines mostly arranged in four line stanzas. Vocabulary notes indicate the word for 'limpid' and the word for 'shiny/shimmery'. The text has been scored through in pencil and in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.

Hymn entitled 'Laoi na h-Airi', August 1883

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/28
Scope and Contents Hymn entitled 'Laoi Na h-Airi' beginning 'Mhoire ghradhach mathair Uain ghil'.

Hymn for the dying, 1901

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/12
Scope and Contents Hymn for the dying collected from Peggie MacNeill, Gleann/Glen, Barraigh/Isle of Barra beginning 'M anamsa an a laimhs a Righ, A Righ na carach neo. The song is composed of nineteen lines. Peggie states that she heard the prayer from her father John MacNeill and she has taught them to her own children noting 'Both [her parents] had many many old hymns now lost and never heard - not even the name of them.' Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Index to transcription notebook, c1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/1
Scope and Contents Index to transcription notebook giving name of the transcribed song and the page number. The index is incomplete showing only three items.

Jacobite song entitled ['Duan tha An Cur an Seumas'], 23 September 1909

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW117/156
Scope and Contents Jacobite song entitled ['Duan tha An Cur an Seumas'] collected from Miss Betsy Matheson, Dornie [An Dòirnidh, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] beginning 'Gun d[text missing] Bith caman ghlas a [-]'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Lament beginning 'Hug o Mo Mhollaisa hug o', 24 March 1869 to 30 September 1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/31
Scope and Contents Lament beginning 'Hug o Mo Mhollaisa hug o' collected from Mairiread Nic Leoid [Margaret MacLeod], Gearrai, Taighearry [Gearraidh, Tigh a' Ghearraidh/Tigharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] for a drowned [woman]. One verse has been written transversely on folio 32r. Text has been scored out with a note which reads 'Transcribed into Book III p181 30th Sept[ember] 1875. A.A.C'.

Lament for the Auld house of Spottiswoode, by Alicia Spottiswoode

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1477
Scope and Contents Autograph manuscript of an early unpublished poem In the poem, The Lament of the Auld House of Spottiswood ca. 1833.

The manuscript has been folded and sealed for delivery and bears the address, John Spottiswood Esquire, Spottiswood, Lauder.

Letter to John Aitken

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1265
Scope and Contents At E2010.16 there is an 'autograph letter signed' from Thomas Lyle to John Aitken at Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, dated 28 May 1827. The letter is concerned with Lyle's compilation Ancient ballads and songs and how, having received 'notice from Mr. Lumisden', he is aware of Aitken's 'willingness to suggest a few amendments and additions to the Lyrical MS'. Lyle has heard much about 'Mr Aitken's abilities, from Glasgow friends', and would regard 'any little assistance'...

List of songs and stories including a cure and rhyme, 29 January 1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/129
Scope and Contents List of songs and stories, probably the repertoire of John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. In the midst of a list is a note which reads 'An lus mor = crocha na mna sith - good for rheumatism' and a rhyme beginning 'Diluain Dirdoin thig gruag'.