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Story about Mrs Alexander MacPherson, daughter of the baillie of Fearnoch, 1884

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/253

Scope and Contents

Story about Mrs Alexander MacPherson, daughter of the baillie of [Fearnoch, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], who because she was poor had to marry MacPherson, a 'well to do resp[ectable] farmer'. Shortly after they were married she dressed for church in a silk gown and he was in a 'deise chlo and kilt'. She asked if he was ready but he groaned and lay down. On asking what was the matter he said that their dress materials were not alike so she changed into a 'plain homespun dress' and 'no eye ever saw her again in silk'. The story also notes that Mrs MacPherson's father was the last of the baillies of Muckairn [Muc Càrna] and that all the baillies were Campbells.

Dates

  • 1884

Language of Materials

English,Gaelic

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 73v, line 16 to folio 74r, line 19

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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