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Story of the origin of the ceard [traveller], 1901

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/34

Scope and Contents

Story of the origin of the ceard [traveller] that it was because a smith refused to make the nails to crucify Christ that he was the originator of tinkers 'all over the world' [the word ceard meaning both blacksmith and traveller]. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates

  • 1901

Language of Materials

Gaelic,English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 122 folios ; 16.5 cm x 21 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 14r, line 1 to folio 14r, line 5

Bibliography

Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, Vol III (Edinburgh, 1940) pp. 32–33.
Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, Vol IV (Edinburgh, 1941) pp. 194–197, 270–271 and 298–299.
'Notes and Queries', Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society, vol. iii (1892), p. 190.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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