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Cameron, John, 1805-1889 (crofter | Borve | Isle of Barra)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Cure for cattle, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/141
Scope and Contents

Cure for cattle possibly collected from John Cameron, Borve [Borgh, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] in which water has to be taken from a stream which forms a march or [nach tra'adh] and at sunset or sunrise the person must go 'without an eye of man or woman' and place silver in the dish of water and sprinkle it three times on the cow. Text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: September 1872

Song entitled 'Gorag', 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/2
Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'Gorag' beginning 'Gorag nach deach thu dh Iain dubh' originally collected from John Cameron, crofter, Borve, Barra [Borgh, Barraigh] on 7 October 1868 at a bruth-s├Čth [fairy knoll] at Bruth-arnis [Bruairnis/Bruernish] in Barra where Creag Goraig is situated. Carmichael remarks that 'Cameron is full of old lore and is a good intelligent story-teller'.

Dates: 1883

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