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Story about an abduction by fairies, 23 March 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/27

Scope and Contents

Story collected from tinkers by the name of Chisholm at Baileshear [Baile Sear/Baleshare, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] about Mrs Marwick Stuart, Torloisg, Mull [Torloisk, Muile] who was abducted by fairies while in child-bed. She met her children from school and told them she was not dead. She asked for her husband to come to her with her wedding chemise and put it on her back-to-front and she would be as well as ever. Her husband married another and the child went to see the mother that night but she said it was too late. She died 14 days later at La Buidhe Bealltainn [Latha Buidhe Bealltainn or May Day].


  • Creation: 23 March 1869

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 68 folios ; 20.5 x 16.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 29r, line 12 to folio 29r, line 24

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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