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Note about sun fish, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/85

Scope and Contents

Note about sun fish collected in Ìle/Islay that in 'Cuan Barra' fish 'flap mov[in]g on surface of sea' and are '11 or 13 f[ee]t long like a shell tough as hide'. Also mentions 'Nathar-tragh' [nathair-traghad or sand-eel] which has a pencil-like point and the flapping of the 'Gear[r]a cnuacach'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: June 1887

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 53 folios ; 17.2 x 10.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 19r, line 15 to folio 19v, line 3

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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