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Note under the heading 'Roin' entitled 'Cousmal', c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/21

Scope and Contents

Note under the heading 'Roin' entitled 'Cousmal' [Causmal] collected from an unnamed old man in Scolpaig, Uist a Chinn Tuath [Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] in 1865, giving names for seals from Causmal according to who receives them so that the minister of Cille-mhoire's [Kilmuir] seals are 'cuilein Moire', the laird's 'cuilean maoirneac', the smith's 'cuilein goibhneac' and the Boidhreidh [Boraraigh/Boreray people] the 'biast Bhoireach' since Boreray is close to Haisgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker/Monach Isles], although this last note was queried by Carmichael.


  • Creation: c1875

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Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 183 folios ; 20 x 23.8cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 92v, line 9 to folio 92, line 22

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW112/37 - a similar note to this one.

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