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Catalogue Entry - Poem entitled 'Fhir a Chruthaich Fhir a Chri' and accompanying biography of Mary MacRae

Description

Poem entitled 'Fhir a Chruthaich Fhir a Chri' collected from Mairi Nicrath [Mary MacRae], Caolas Stiatair N h-Earradh [Caolas Stiadar/Sound of Stiadar, Na Hearadh/Harris] on 4 April 1876 beginning 'Fhir a chruthaich fhir (air?) fhir a chri, Chruthaich a chre air an t-sluagh'. Before the poem is a detailed description of Mary MacRae, including her appearance, her age and a little about her Kintail background. The text of the poem has been scored through in pencil and additions have been made to it in both pencil and ink.

Reference Coll-97/CW87/66 (item)
Extent and Dimensions folio 37r, line 4 to folio 38v, line 8
Date 1885
Archivist's Notes

Notes

Bibliography
  • Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol II (Edinburgh, 1900) pp 172-175.
  • Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol V (Edinburgh, 1954) pp 168-169.
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