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Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Remedy for tinneas tuiteamas [epilepsy] and accompanying story, 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/336
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Remedy for tinneas tuiteamas or epilepsy in which a cockerel is buried alive with its feet tied together and three sixpences and a cairn built over the top. Says that girls from 2, Glen Street, Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann] say that they saw this done in Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ròs is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty], and that a hole was dug but nettles grew there every year despite tilling the ground.

Dates: 1887

Riddle for a hen, 1891

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/120
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Riddle for a hen beginning 'Cailleach bheag a staigh an dorus'.

Dates: 1891

Story about a stoat in Ardnamurchan, 7 August 1886

Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/9
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Duncan Cameron, police officer, Tobar Mhoire/Tobermory, Muile/Isle of Mull, telling how Eon Carmichael [Hugh Carmichael, Gomastra/Isle of Gometra] was working in Cill a choain at Tom a Chrochadan in Airdnamurchan [Cille Chòmhghain/Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan, Tom a' Chrochaidh all Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] when chickens kept disappearing. The daughter of the house found a neas or stoat in a creel one morning and it had one of the chickens. She caught the chicken...
Dates: 7 August 1886

Story entitled 'Luaidag Bhe[a]g O'n Chailltain', 7 February 1861

Identifier: Coll-97/CW109/21
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Luaidag Bhig O'n Chailltain' [The Little Rag from the Hazel] collected from Donnach McDhiarmid [Duncan MacDiarmaid], Fearann an Leatha at Carbost [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea and Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The story tells of a girl who sets out to make her way in the world and is taken in by a wealthy man who asks her to go and take the hen of gold, the cockerel of silver, the sword of light and the bag of mischief from a giant. When she takes the hen, it...
Dates: 7 February 1861

Typescript titled 'Research with the Hen', Undated, 1940s

Identifier: Coll-1057/5/1/12
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Contains handwritten additions and corrections.

Dates: Undated, 1940s

Typescript titled 'So Near and Yet So Far', Undated, 1940s

Identifier: Coll-1057/5/1/13
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The article is concerned with the death of a particularly high-producing hen, L1641, who equalled the world's record production of 1515 eggs during her lifetime. This appears to place the article after 1948.

Dates: Undated, 1940s