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Extract of a diary written by Alexander Carmichael including part of a journey from Uibhist/Uist [to Edinburgh], 6 January 1872 to 10 January 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/93

Scope and Contents

Extract of a diary written by Alexander Carmichael including part of a journey from Uibhist/Uist towards Edinburgh. In it, Carmichael is pining for his pregnant wife Mary, who is in Edinburgh and is anxious about her health. It is clear that there has been a lack of correspondence between them causing each of them distress 'No letter no watch. God grant that she is well. Oh Mary Mary if you knew my suffer[in]g you would not thus treat me...God grant y[ou]r safe arriv[al] home my darling wife - y[ou]r silence and absence are the cause of painful uneasiness & anxiety to me...Got 2 let[ter]s fr[om] Mary seems hurt...She also suff[ere]d for want of letters.' Carmichael also describes his journey by boat from Airdmaddy, [Àird nam Madadh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] then on foot from Stein to Dunvegain and by mail gig to Portree, [Dùn Bheagain/Dunvegan, Port Rìgh, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye].

Dates

  • 6 January 1872 to 10 January 1872

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 35 folios ; 20.2 x 14.5 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 218r, line 1 to folio 219r, line 17

Related Materials

GB 233 NLS Adv. MS 50.2.8 fo.29: Alexander Carmichael is writing to John Francis Campbell from Ìochdar, South Uist and mentions that his wife has at last gone to Edinburgh.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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