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Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:

Cure for warts, 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/82
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Cure for warts probably collected on the Isle of Barra [Barraigh] which reads 'Fuil cirein coillich will put away warts' [cockscomb blood]. Text has been scored through.

Dates: 1901

Cures involving the tongue, 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/38
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Cures involving the tongue including that putting one's tongue on the liver of an otter will bring healing and that if the tongue is put on a burn, it never rises and 'heals greatly'. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 1901

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Written on the inside front cover is '2/9 1870. Oban' and on the flyleaf is '[deleted: Twas] Friday 2 Sep[tember]. 1870. 12 noon from Ob[an]'. Folios 1-3r and 75r to 117v are blank. The text on folio 3v and 4r and 4v is written updside down and is later text (29 January 1875). The contents are in two distinct sections, the first being material collected on Lios Mòr/Lismore and the second being material collected in South Uist. Much of the...
Dates: 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Inscribed on the inside front cover is 'Alexander Carmichael, 32 Polworth Gardens, Edinburgh, 11/4 1901' [11 April 1901]. The text is written in both pen and pencil and all of it has been scored through, as if to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere. The notebook contains vocabulary collected from travelling people, stories about St Columba, proverbs, hymns, stories about prophecy, some notes on birds and otters and cures. The majority...
Dates: 1901

Is All Disease Curable? Pamphlets and notes, 1942 - 1943

Identifier: Coll-1618/2/1/4/1/34
Scope and Contents Pamphlets which were published by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Vivisection and associated documentation which relate to disease cure and concerns around pasturisation. 1. Two leaflets for Kingston, A Garden of Health, a retreat dedicated to the modern nature cure in Edinburgh 2. "Is All Disease Curable?", by James C. Thompson, a pamphlet which argues for the nature cure rather than medical. This leaflet is accompanied by correspondence and notes from the SSPV about...
Dates: 1942 - 1943

Kingston, the Home of Modern Nature Cure, 1950

Identifier: Coll-1618/2/1/4/1/16
Scope and Contents A pamphlet advertising The Kingston Clinic, Edinburgh, "The Home of the Modern Cure". Based at Kingston House in the south-east of Edinburgh, Kingston house offered accomodation for those seeking treatment via natural therapeutics. The clinic was focused on good healthy food, fresh air, and an active livestyle. It was first opened in 1948 and closed its doors in 1988. This leaflet outlines a history of the building, details on the activities which could be partaken there, and...
Dates: 1950

List of songs and stories including a cure and rhyme, 29 January 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/129
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List of songs and stories, probably the repertoire of John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. In the midst of a list is a note which reads 'An lus mor = crocha na mna sith - good for rheumatism' and a rhyme beginning 'Diluain Dirdoin thig gruag'.

Dates: 29 January 1875

Note about a herbal drink, August 1909

Identifier: Coll-97/CW117/56
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Note about a herbal drink 'Ceithis luibhear thar fhic[e]ad na talmhuinn. A man in Urachadar [Urchardainn/Urquhart, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire] made a bottle of each'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: August 1909

Note about plants used as cures for ailments, 1885

Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/65
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Note about plants used as cures for ailments in Uist [Uibhist] including 'An Leòdan', which is found in lakes, is brought home in its own water, boiled, dried and used for 'coilleasaichean' and 'Na Ruiceaidean', which are lumps 'the size of the pipits egg' growing on the lower rib.

Dates: 1885

Note about stones and wells for healing, 29 August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/65
Scope and Contents

Note, probably collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], about stones and wells for healing in Appin [An Apainn] including Creag Chuirulain [Creag Churalain], Chuiralain Tobar [Churalain Tobar], Tobar nan Sul [Tobar an Sùl], Clach an Droma and Tobar a Ghlun [Tobar a' Ghlùin]. Some descriptions of the stones and wells and the ailments they heal are noted.

Dates: 29 August 1883