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Account of the preparation of seals for eating and accompanying proverb, c1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/44

Scope and Contents

Account of the preparation of seals for eating in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist, including pressing blubber to extract oils. Carmichael recalls tasting the flesh of a young seal on Heisgeir [Heisker/Monach Isles] and that it was 'very agreeable.' and like venison. The accompanying proverb reads 'Bu mhath am biadh feamanaich aran seagail agus saill roin'.

Dates

  • c1875

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 183 folios ; 20 x 23.8cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 108r, line 17 to folio 180v, line 15

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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