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

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Custom entitled 'Goisteachd' and 'Blood Brotherhood', 9 January 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/70
Scope and Contents Custom written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Goisteachd' and additionally entitled 'Blood Brotherhood' by Alexander Carmichael. MacRury recalls how if two boys drew blood while playing then one would put blood on the back of the hand of the other and say 'roinn [rinn] mi goisteachd riut' and that would mean that they 'were friends in all plays henceforth', although frequently the bond was short-lived MacRury remarks 'there was something in it as the...
Dates: 9 January 1895

Extraction of Blood, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/2671
Scope and Contents Photograph of a man holding a cow steady while another man holds a glass jar beneath a needle in a cow's neck to catch the blood being extracted as they stand in a paddock in the early/mid 20th century.
Dates: 1870s-1930s