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Matheson, Alexander, Captain, c1833-1897 (shipmaster and collator of the Dornie manuscripts | Dornie | Kintail)


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

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...
Dates: 1883