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Notebook with two parts, titled 'Notes on Gaelic manuscripts in Advocates' Library' and 'Names and works of authors quoted or referred to in Gaelic medieval manuscripts', Late 19th or early 20th century

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Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/7

Scope and Contents

Mackinnon appears to have compiled his own catalogue of Gaelic manuscripts contained in Advocates' Library in Edinburgh. This first part of the notebook contains his observations.
In the reverse and inverted side, Mackinnon has made notes in both English and Gaelic about authors and their work, who appear in medieval Gaelic manuscripts.

Dates

  • Late 19th or early 20th century

Language of Materials

Transcriptions of excerpts in Scottish Gaelic or Middle Gaelic

Notes and discussions in modern Scottish Gaelic

Some notes in English

Examples of transcriptions fo Ogham

Physical Description

The book is in excellent condition, though there is some damage to the spine (not currently a threat to the book's integrity). The handwriting requires concentration to decipher.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

1 notebook

Previous reference

Mackinnon A.24

Physical Description

The book is in excellent condition, though there is some damage to the spine (not currently a threat to the book's integrity). The handwriting requires concentration to decipher.

Physical Facet

Material: Paper

Material: Front and back covers, with some damage to spine

Dimensions

18.7 cm x 23.4 cm

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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