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'Beatha an America mu Thuath', Late 19th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/3/3/2

Scope and Contents

Marked 'Mackinnon A14' and noted thus in previous historical records. The title of the booklet, Beatha an America mu Thuath, or, as it would be written in modern Scottish Gaelic, Beatha ann an Aimeireaga a Tuath translates to English as 'Life in North America'. The title is descriptive as this appears to be a booklet about why and how Scots would move to North America, with specific mention of Canada and New England. This does not appear to be a biography of a particular individual who lived in North America, but more a general description of motivations to leave Scotland, and opportunities to be sought across the Atlantic.

Dates

  • Late 19th century

Language of Materials

Scottish Gaelic

Physical Description

The pages are in excellent condition. The ink is unfaded and the handwriting is clear. However, there is no original binding. The document is held together by modern paperclips, and therefore pages and sections are liable to becoming separated and lost.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

1 booklet

Previous reference

Mackinnon A.14

Physical Description

The pages are in excellent condition. The ink is unfaded and the handwriting is clear. However, there is no original binding. The document is held together by modern paperclips, and therefore pages and sections are liable to becoming separated and lost.

Physical Facet

Material: Paper

Binding: None. Held together by modern paperclips

Dimensions

18.8 cm x 22.4 cm

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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