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Food

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Note on prac, 1874 and 1891

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/157
Scope and Contents Note about 'prac' [church teinds] probably given by John Moireson [John Morison] of Bragar [Eilean Leòdhais /Isle of Lewis], which is noted as a rent paid in kind with food. The note states that to get these factors were 'trampling over the poor people with a heart of stone.'
Dates: 1874 and 1891

Story entitled 'A Mhaighdean Mhara' about a mermaid in Shawbost, 1891

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/144
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'A Mhaighdean Mhara' about a mermaid who followed sea-cattle ashore at Siabost [Shawbost, Eilean Leòdhais /Isle of Lewis]. It was customary for them to sprinkle urine between the sea-cattle and the shore, to stop them from returning to the sea. The sea-cattle were taken to a farm nearby and the mermaid followed. On observing the woman of the farm cleanning fish she said, 'Nigh[e] is glan gu math an t-iasg, Is ioma biasd a tha 's a mhuir', [Wash and clean well the fish, there is...
Dates: 1891