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Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Of the ninety-three folios in the notebook, only twenty-two have been used.
Dates: 14 November 1873 to 10 April 1875
Scope and Contents Note on Achlasan C[haluim]-Chille [St John's Wort/St Columba's Plant] probably collected from Archibald Currie, aged forty-six, shoemaker, Iocar [Ìochdar], Uibhist a Deas/South Uist describing how it is [collected] 'gun sire[adh] gun iar[raidh]' and 'is scraped ag[ainst] its bark and a crosgag (a ring) is made and placed in the bottom of the milk [boyne].' The note also describes the 'cneapag' which is made before the crosgag is made. Calum Cille [St Columba] is described as 'the best herd that...
Dates: 28 October 1872
Two versions of the charm beginning 'I will pull thee pregnant torranan' or 'I will pull thee torranan', February 1874
Scope and Contents Two versions of the charm beginning 'I will pull thee pregnant torranan' or 'I will pull thee torranan' [Eòlas an Torranain or Charm of the Figwort]. Both versions have some words amended while the first five lines of the first version has been scored through in pencil as if deleted rather than transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: February 1874