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Manuscripts, Gaelic

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Manuscripts entirely or partially in Gaelic.

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of Professor Donald Mackinnon

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-98
Scope and Contents The collection of Professor Donald Mackinnon includes lecture notes on the Gaelic language and culture, copies of Gaelic songs and poetry, religious texts such as hymns and sermons, fragments of medieval manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and photographs. As the first Chair in Celtic at the University of Edinburgh, Professor Mackinnon was very diligent in his work to document and share Gaelic language, literature, and history. The collection not only includes primary and secondary sources, it...

Gaelic literature (Notes for series of lectures), 1892-1893

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/1/1/22
Scope and Contents A bundle of 7 notebooks, containing notes or scripts for lectures on a lecture series, which took place in the academic year 1892-93. The following notebooks survive:'(I) Three periods of Gaelic literature; (II) Did the heathen Gael write books?; and (III) The extant literature of ecclesiastical Latin' (Item B46a)A draft of 'Did the heathen Gael write books?' (Item B46b)'Literature of the 1st period: Latin commentators and controversialists' (Item B46c)'The early Gaelic...

Gaelic medical manuscripts (Notes for a lecture), Late 18th or early 19th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/1/1/23
Scope and Contents A single notebook containing notes or a script for a lecture held on Gaelic medical manuscripts. There is no indication of when the lecture was conducted.

Gaelic medical manuscripts (Notes for a lecture), Late 19th or early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/1/1/24
Scope and Contents A single notebook containing notes or a script for a lecture held on Gaelic medical manuscripts. There is no indication of when the lecture was conducted.

McBeath Gaelic Medical Manuscript, 16th century

 Item
Identifier: La.III.21
Scope and Contents Dating from the 16th-century, it is a medical manuscript, in Gaelic and Latin. It was owned by the family of McBeath (also known as Bethunes or Beatons) who were for many generations physicians of repute in the West Highlands, particularly in Mull and Islay. On pages 189-190 there is a carefully prepared family tree. In the Gaelic world basic medical texts were available in the vernacular, whereas Latin remained the language of medical learning in the rest of Scotland. This manuscript shows...

Medical fragment in Gaelic, 15th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/4/1/1
Scope and Contents Eight leaves of parchment, small folio, stitched together with stout linen thread. The writing on the first six leaves is in two columns, in a plain, clear hand of the fifteenth century.'J. J.' (?Jacobus Jack) is written in quite a modern hand on the foot of margin of fol.3aa, otherwise there is nothing to indicate author, date, or scribe. The text is continuous, and the subject is given in Latin, written in small capitals: ...

Notes on manuscripts, Late 19th or early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/17
Scope and Contents Notes on manuscripts by Mackinnon for undetermined purpose. The notes appear to have been divided into two sections: (I) Historical, genealogical, MacVuirish; and (II) Metaphysical, [indecipherable], medical, [indecipherable]. Some pages have excerpts and cuttings from newspapers attached.

Printer's copy of the English translation of the 'Glenmasan Manuscript', Late 19th or early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/3/1/20
Scope and Contents Titled 'Englsh translation', this is the printer's copy of a translation of the Glenmasan Manuscript.

'Scroll catalogue of the Gaelic manuscripts in the Advocates' Library', Late 19th or early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/5/2
Scope and Contents A handwritten list by Mackinnon himself of the Gaelic manuscripts in the Advocates' Library, along with notes, mostly on the contents of each manuscript listed.

Transcription from National Library of Scotland Manuscript 72.2.3, col,17 (page 65), Late 19th or early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/5/17
Scope and Contents This is a transcription of the manuscript identified in the heading of this item, form the National Library of Scotland.