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

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.


  • Creation: 1901

Language of Materials


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This material is unrestricted.


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

Physical Location


Physical Location

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


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.

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