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Story about the plague which struck Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, November 1873

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/30

Scope and Contents

Story about the plague which struck Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris during 'Linn Mh[ic] Aula' which 'carried away' many people. It tells how 'fear drove the people in floods to the church hold[in]g each others hands coming to church + sing[ing] songs. Only 3 persons came out on 3[rd] day. Church full of skulls.' The story notes how Angus, the son of Mr Aula [MacAulay] was buried opposite the pulpit on the north side of the wall alongside it.

Dates

  • 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 7v, line 1 to folio 7v, line 10

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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