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Fragmentary notes on Tolstadh Bho Thuath, landownership and serpents, 17 October 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/82

Scope and Contents

Fragmentary notes on Tolstadh Bho Thuath [Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis], landownership and serpents. The writing is difficult to make out but seems to refer to people leaving Tolstadh Bho Thuath and the land being given to a Sas[senach] [Englishman] and managed by a shepherd. There is also mention of a tradition which believes that serpents go into the ground in autumn and appear again in the spring.


  • 17 October 1873

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 88 folios ; 16.6 x 19.8 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 89v, line 9 to folio 89v, line 16

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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