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Celtic Philology: History of the Celts and Celtic (Notes for a lecture series), 1884-1885

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/1/1/14

Scope and Contents

A bundle of 10 notebooks, containing notes or scripts for lectures on a lecture series, which seems to have taken place between 1884 and 1885. The following notebooks survive:
'The Celts before Caesar'; and '(II) The Celts at the time of Caesar' (Item B37a)
'Classification of languages as isolating, agglutinative, and amalgamating'; and '(II) Linguistics studies of the Ancients and the Middle Ages' (Item B37b)
'Sanskrit'; and 'Celtic [as an] Indo-European language' (Item B37c)
'Celtic as Indo-European [according to] Prichard, Bopp, Zeuss, and Ebel'; and 'Celtic as Indo-European [according to] Ebel and scholars since Ebel' (Item 37d)
'Position of Celtic [according to] Schleicher and Ebel' (Item 37e)
'The Celtic languages' [Containing comparative typology and historical linguistics of the Celtic languages] (Item 37f)
'Points of difference between the Celtic languages' (Item 37g)
'The language of Old Gaul' [Evidence for language spoken in Gaul up until and including the time of Caesar] (Item 37h)
'The Ogham alphabet' (Item 37i)
'Abstracts of lectures on the Celtic languages 1884-5' (This notebook is almost completely empty, bar a few pages in the front section, which contains a syllabus for the students, who studied Celtic at the University of Edinburgh in the academic year 1884/85)

Dates

  • 1884-1885

Language of Materials

English

Some excerpts and extracts in Scottish Gaelic

Physical Description

The pages and binding of all notebooks are in excellent condition. The ink is unfaded, but the handwriting is occasionally difficult to decipher

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

10 notebooks

Previous reference

Mackinnon B.37(a-j)

Physical Description

The pages and binding of all notebooks are in excellent condition. The ink is unfaded, but the handwriting is occasionally difficult to decipher

Physical Facet

Material: Paper

Binding: Pages folded and inserted into one another. Individual notebooks held together by contemporary string and cover. Bundle held together by modern string

Dimensions

19.2 cm x 23.6 cm

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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