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Note entitled 'Purgatory', September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/129

Scope and Contents

Note entitled 'Purgatory' collected on the Isle of Barra [Barraigh] explaining the four stages of purgatory. The note then goes on to describe prayers made by women especially at funerals for the souls of the departed. Carmichael notes 'No cairns in Barra for the dead'. This text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: September 1872

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Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 72 folios ; 12.7 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 51r, line 13 to folio 51v, line 11


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol. III (Edinburgh, 1940), pp. 370-371

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