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Alexander Carmichael


Who is Alexander Carmichael?

Alexander Carmichael was a Scottish exciseman, folklorist, antiquarian, and author. Between 1860 and his death Carmichael collected a vast amount of folklore, local traditions, natural history observations, antiquarian data, and material objects from people throughout the Scottish Highlands, particularly in the southern Outer Hebrides where he lived, worked, and brought up his family between 1864 and 1882. Alexander Carmichael is best known today for Carmina Gadelica, an influential but controversial compendium of edited Highland lore and literature published in six volumes between 1900 and 1971.

  • born on (183 years ago) in Lismore, Scotland
  • education: Greenock Academy
  • died on (103 years ago)
  • written works: "New Moon of the Seasons", "Ortha Nan Gaidheal", "Deirdire and the lay of the children of Uisne", "Celtic Prayers and Incantations"

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Google previewA Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire (1868)

Henry Alexander Carmichael, Lieut.-Gen. Charles M. Carmichael, Lt.-Col. James Dodington Carnegie, Rear-Adm. Hon. S. W. T. Carr, Col. George Carte, Surgeon-Maj. John Elliot Carter, Vice-Adm. Thomas Wren ...

Google previewA Popular Dictionary of Paganism (2013)

by Joanne Pearson

A collection of songs, poems and talesgathered by Alexander Carmichael (1832¥1912) in theScottish highlands overthe course of many years working for the Excise service. The title is Latin for ...

Google previewDictionary of the United States Congress, containing biographical sketches of its members, etc (1859)

by Charles LANMAN

Alexander Carmichael, APPENDIX. 23.

Google previewA Dictionary of Birds (1896)

by Alfred Newton

Alexander Carmichael (Harvie-Brown ...

Google previewDictionary of the United States Congress (1864)

Compiled as a Manual of Reference for the Legislator and Statesman by Charles Lanman

Solomon Freligh, Alexander Carmichael, 3. Phineas Manning, Moore Furman, 4. Jacob Hufty, Thomas Ncwbold. 5. William Rossell, 6.

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