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Note on 'Foineachun' [foinneachan], 28 October 1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/102

Scope and Contents

Note on 'Foineachun' [foinneachan or warts] probably collected from Archibald Currie, aged forty-six, shoemaker, Iocar [Ìochdar], Uibhist a Deas/South Uist describing how an old woman in Bornish [Bornais] cured her warts using straws and multiples of nine so that there were eighty-one [straws] for each wart. These were buried in a pit until they withered and the warts were gone. The text is unclear in its meaning.

Dates

  • 28 October 1872

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 117 folios ; 20 x 16.5 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 33r, line 1 to folio 33r, line 8

Bibliography

Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol. IV (Edinburgh, 1941), p. 221
Parman, Susan, 'Curing Beliefs and Practices in the Outer Hebrides', Folklore, vol 88 (1977), pp. 107-109.
http://carmichaelwatson.blogspot.com/2011/02/cures-for-black-warts.html

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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