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Note about childbirth customs, 1883

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/193

Scope and Contents

Note about childbirth customs that women would sit with the woman who had delivered a baby for eight days until the baby was christened and that a rowan collar was placed around the neck of the child. Rowan was also placed around the churn to 'keep the toradh'. 'Hence the frequency with the rowan is seen at house doors'.

Dates

  • 1883

Language of Materials

Gaelic,English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 1 notebook ; 17.5 x 10.8 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 53r, line 15 to folio 53v, line 9

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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