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Note about funeral customs, c1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/116

Scope and Contents

Note about funeral customs including that in Barra [Barraigh] corpses were left above ground for forty-eight hours, while in Uist [Uibhist] it would be three, four or five days; that 'an t-seisig' was 'the tuirream after the corpse'; and that John MacDonald of Strombane's father [Srom Bàn, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] used to pipe after the funeral. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere and a small addition has been made in ink.


  • Creation: c1872

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 72 folios ; 12.7 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 45r, line 19 to folio 45r, line 25


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol. V (Edinburgh, 1954), p. 339

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