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Story of the shipwreck of 'The Bermuda', 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/201

Scope and Contents

Story of the shipwreck of 'The Bermuda' which took place on 'a fearful night' which was 'bitterly cold with 'driving sleet & with the snow thick on the ground'. The captain, his wife and young daughter survived but people began to rob and plunder the ship including the crew. In the midst of this, the captain's wife and daughter had their boots and outer clothing stolen from their person. 'The people believed that Prov[idence] had sent them another harvest. Should they not glean it while they could & while they were permitted by the Island authorities?'. There is a note which reads 'Thomas Gray H.M.C.S. for Dec[embe]r 1 1866' [which refers to an article by Gray printed in the periodical Nature and Art, December 1866 entitled Barra in the Outer Hebrides].


  • Creation: 1883

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 1 notebook ; 17.5 x 10.8 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 57r, line 12 to folio 58r, line 13


Gray, Thomas Barra in the Outer Hebrides Nature and Art, December 1866 (London 1866).
McDonnell, William Gross Calumnies With Regard To The Outer Hebrides (Glasgow, 1867)

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Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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