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Notes in compiling a catalogue of Gaelic manuscripts, Late 19th or early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/5/5

Scope and Contents

This bundle of notebooks contain notes made by Mackinnon in preparation for his catalogue of Gaelic manuscripts. It appears as though he went through the manuscripts, classifying each article under the following headings. The catalogue would have been divided into sections with each heading being the title of a section.
'Religious: Ecclesiastical and general (MSS I; XV; XVI; XIX; XXVIII; XXIX; XXX)' (Item B45a)
'Medical (MSS III; II; IV)' (Item B45b)
'MSS V; VI; VII' (Item B45c)
'Medical (MSS VIII; IX)' (Item B45d)
'Medical (MSS XII; XIII)' (Item B45e)
'Medical (MSS XIII; XIV; XVII; XVIII; XX)' (Item B45f)
'Medical (MSS XXI; XXIII; XXV; XXVII; XXXI; XXXIII)' (Item B45g)
'Medical (MSS XXXIII; XLI; XLV; LXI' (Item B45h)
'Classical translations (MSS XLVI; XLVII; XLVIII; XLIX; L; LI; LII; LIV; LV; LVI; LVII; LVIII; LIX; LXI; LXII; LXIV; LXV)' (Item B45i)
'General (MSS XXXIL XXXII; XXXIV; XXXVI; XXXVIII; XXXIX; XL; XLI; XLII; XLIII; XLIV; XLV)' (Item B45j)

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. All of the notebooks have front or back covers, which are also in good 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.45

Physical Description

The pages and binding of all notebooks are in excellent condition. All of the notebooks have front or back covers, which are also in good 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 cover and string. 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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