2000.159.6

Hardback book `Clan Traditions and Popular Tales (Waifs & Strays of Celtic Tradition V. Argyllshire Series)` collected by Rev John Gregorson Campbell, 1895.

Includes several tales featuring Tiree, including ‘The Last Cattle Raid in Tiree’, from page 29 of the book, transcribed below.

The story of the last cattle raid on Tiree was collected by John Gregorson Campbell from local informants while he was serving as the island’s minister between 1861 and 1891. It was published in ‘Clan Traditions and Popular Tales of the Western Highlands and Islands’ in 1895.

John Gregorson Campbell was recognised as one of the greatest authorities on Celtic folklore. His publisher, Alfred Nutt wrote, ‘In person, Campbell was tall and fair, with deep blue eyes full of life and vivacity. He was noted at once for the kindliness of his manner, and the shrewd causticity of his wit.’

An invalid for the last ten years of his life, he lived with his sister Mrs Jessie Wallace in Hynish. He died unmarried in 1891.

Object Details

Other Number: not specified
Normal Location: Bookshelves: Folk Tales
Current Location: on loan

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