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Description of the Miùghlaigh/Mingulay schoolhouse, 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/40

Scope and Contents

Description of the Miùghlaigh/Mingulay schoolhouse describing its dimensions, furniture, household goods and some books. Carmichael writes, 'His house is about 30 F[eet] x 13 []feet]. It was built by the natives and is most rude and primitive. Ab[out] 18 f[eet] of this is the scholroom. The other end is the teacher's...Floor in ruts and hollows and roof just suf[ficiently] high to allow a tall man to stand upright without touching the centre rafters.'

Dates

  • 1867

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 88 folios ; 16.6 x 19.8 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 66v, line 8 to folio 67r, line 7

Bibliography

http://carmichaelwatson.blogspot.com/2010/09/old-schoolhouse-of-mingulay.html

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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