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Custom about 'La nam Marbh', September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/142

Scope and Contents

Custom about 'La nam Marbh' [2 November] probably collected on Barraigh/Isle of Barra that people would take off their socks and shoes and take alms to the poor' as a propitiation to God for the souls in purgatory.' Carmichael notes that the custom is 'Not now bare footed.' Text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: September 1872

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 72 folios ; 12.7 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 60r, line 1 to folio 60r, line 7

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Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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