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A draft paper discussing a Gaelic version of Pharsalia, Late 19th or early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/4/6/8

Scope and Contents

Marked 'Mackinnon A5' and noted thus in previous historical records. This appears to be a draft paper, written by Mackinnon himself, discussing a Gaelic version of the Latin epic poem, 'Pharsalia'. Mackinnon refers to a few scholars and their role in previous understandings of Pharslia, but these names are difficult to source in the historical record, e.g. Dr Donald Smith.
There appears to be no Gaelic whatsoever in this text, and it is not clear to which version of Pharsalia he is referring.

Dates

  • Late 19th or early 20th century

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

The notebook is in excellent condition, but the handwriting is difficult to decipher.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

1 notebook

Previous reference

Mackinnon A.5

Physical Description

The notebook is in excellent condition, but the handwriting is difficult to decipher.

Physical Facet

Material: Paper

Binding: String and cover

Dimensions

19.5 cm x 24 cm

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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