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Gaelic literature AD 1000 - 1560 (Notes for a lecture series), Late 19th or early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/1/1/21

Scope and Contents

A bundle of 4 notebooks, containing notes or scripts for lectures on a lecture series. There are no dates noted on the front covers, but the lectures presumably took place at the University of Edinburgh while Donald Mackinnon was Chair of Celtic. The following notebooks survive:
'Contents of the literature: Historical section' (Item B44a)
'Contents of the literature: Laws; Literary grammars and dictionaries; Science (medical); Translated literature' (Item B44b)
Contents of the literature: Mythical and legendary tales of the Cuchullin and Finn epochs; Relgious (Celtic and Gaelic heathenism)' (Item B44c)
'Christian literature' (Item B44d)

Dates

  • Late 19th or early 20th century

Language of Materials

English

Some excerpts in Scottish Gaelic

Physical Description

The pages and binding of all notebooks are in excellent condition. None of the notebooks have front or back covers. The ink is unfaded, but the handwriting is occasionally difficult to decipher

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

4 notebooks

Previous reference

Mackinnon B.44

Physical Description

The pages and binding of all notebooks are in excellent condition. None of the notebooks have front or back covers. 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. Bundle held together by modern string

Dimensions

20.2 cm x 26 cm

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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