MacPherson, Eliza Margaret, 1843-1913 (Phoness Villa | Braid Road | Edinburgh)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, which he used to collect material mainly from a Mary MacRae, Dùnan, Letterfearn, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty, Ciorstan MacLean née Cameron, Leideag, Barraigh/Isle of Barra and Margaret Campbell née Stewart and her husband Andrew, tinkers at Bohespic, Siorrachd Pheairt/Perthshire. There are twenty folios the first fourteen of which contain text. Most of the material was collected from Mary MacRae, who sang several waulking songs and...
Dates: August 1903 to July 1904
Scope and Contents Story collected from Miss MacPherson, Phoness Villa, Morningside, Dùn Èideann/Edinburgh about a witch stopping a cow producing milk. The story was told to the informant by her mother, 'a woman of great intelligence and sterling integrity' who said that it happened while she was milking ' a beautiful cow and a fine milker'. The witch was passing the door of the byre while she was milking and asked how the cow was milking to which Miss MacPherson's mother replied 'S beag is fearrd thus co...