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Customs relating to to food and drink, 20 November 1873

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/15

Scope and Contents

Custom relating to food and drink including predicting using egg-whites or salt in water - the choice of salt water was an indication of drowning; the number of grains of corn thrown from a handful would indicate the number of children a woman would have; an account using 'crathadh an fhras lin' at Draineach, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isleof Skye; salt-herrings being roasted on a fire and the first thristy person would be the first to be married; and the throwing of a string into a kiln to see who would be married. All of the descriptions of the customs are heavily truncated but the text has been scored through in ink to indicate that they have been transcribed elsewhere.

Dates

  • 20 November 1873

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 93 folios ; 20.5 x 13.2 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 4v, line 26 to folio 5r, line 24

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW7/34 - Story about the custom of throwing a ball of thread into a kiln to find out the name of one's husband

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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