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Story entitled 'Sgeul Chois O Cèin' and accompanying notes, 5 July 1865 to 25 March 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/1

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Sgeul Chois O Cèin' [The Healing of Keyn's Foot] collected from Calum MacRath [Malcolm MacRae], shepherd, Abhuinn Suidhe [Abhainn Suidhe, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris]. Two notes written transversely on folio 2r, the first in the same ink states where and when the story was told and by whom, while the second is written in blue ink and notes MacRae's death in 1866. Two notes on folio 10r state 'A man at Boisdale [Baghasdal, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] is said to have this tale' (in blue pencil) and 'Patrick [Peter] Smith S[outh] Boisdale [Ceann a Deas Loch Baghasdail] a fine old sgialaiche [sgeulaiche or storyteller] has this sgialac [sgeulachd or story] along with many more A[lexander]. A[rchibald]. C[armichael]. 25 Mar[ch] 1870' (in standard pencil).


  • Creation: 5 July 1865 to 25 March 1870

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 92 folios ; 20.1 x 16.4 cm

Physical Location

folio 2r, line 1 to folio 10r, line 13


Campbell, John,'Sgeulachd Casa Cein: The Healing of Keyn's Foot', Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, xiv (1887-1888) pp. 78-100.
Craig, K. C., Leigheas Cas O Cein (Stirling, 1950).
Henderson, Rev Dr George, 'Sgeulachd Cois Ó Cein', Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, xxv (1901-1903) pp. 179-265.
MacInnes, D., Folk and Hero Tales (London, 1890), pp. 206-277; 464-463.

Repository Details

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