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Poem entitled 'Fhir a Chruthaich Fhir a Chri' and accompanying biography of Mary MacRae, 1885

Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/66

Scope and Contents

Poem entitled 'Fhir a Chruthaich Fhir a Chri' collected from Mairi Nicrath [Mary MacRae], Caolas Stiatair N h-Earradh [Caolas Stiadar/Sound of Stiadar, Na Hearadh/Harris] on 4 April 1876 beginning 'Fhir a chruthaich fhir (air?) fhir a chri, Chruthaich a chre air an t-sluagh'. Before the poem is a detailed description of Mary MacRae, including her appearance, her age and a little about her Kintail background. The text of the poem has been scored through in pencil and additions have been made to it in both pencil and ink.


  • Creation: 1885

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 41 folios ; 18 x 23 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 37r, line 4 to folio 38v, line 8


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol II (Edinburgh, 1900) pp 172-175.
Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol V (Edinburgh, 1954) pp 168-169.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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