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'Cha 'n eil ceò an tigh na h-Uiseige', Early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/6

Scope and Contents

Marked 'Mackinnon A16' and noted thus in previous historical records. The title of the booklet, Cha 'n eil ceò an tigh na h-Uiseige translates to English has 'The lark's house has no smoke'. It is a metaphorical title based on a Gaelic saying about how happy people do not have negativity at home. The title describes the content of the booklet: the decline of the bardic patronage in Highland culture by suggesting an alternative interpretation of this saying: that the songbird is no longer at home.
This may have been draft of the article, of the same title, that was published in Volume 18 (Oct 1922-Sep 1923) of the An Commun Gàidhealach publication, 'Deo-gréine'('Sunray'). This volume is available in the digital archive of the National Library of Scotland (see External Documents below).
There is another copy of this article in the Mackinnon Collection.

Dates

  • Early 20th century

Language of Materials

Scottish Gaelic

Physical Description

The booklet is in excellent condition. The ink is unfaded and the handwriting is clear.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

1 booklet

Previous reference

Mackinnon A.16

Related Materials

Mackinnon A15 (preceding item in this catalogue) is another version of this article

Physical Description

The booklet is in excellent condition. The ink is unfaded and the handwriting is clear.

Physical Facet

Material: Paper

Binding: Pages folded and inserted into one another, and bound by contemporary string

Dimensions

18.8 cm x 24.4 cm

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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