Notebook, presumably of the late nineteenth century, containing an epic poem in Gaelic, and related material. Edit




  • Late 19th century. (Creation)


  • 67 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1941, Miss Morrison, Edinburgh.

  • Custodial History

    The notebook was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

  • Arrangement

    i + 66 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The notebook contains:

    (i) 'Craobh sgaoilidh nan Gaedheal' (The expansions of the Gaels), being five parts and the argument of a sixth part of an epic, which begins with the migration of the Celts from Asia to Europe (folio 1);

    (ii) Material, mainly biographical and genealogical, copied from printed sources, especially from Alexander Cameron's ‘The history and traditions of the Isle of Skye’ (folio 50).

    On folio 1 verso is a note, 'The following are original Gaelic poetry and other scraps written by my father', signed 'C.R.M.' Notes on folios 52 verso and 58 verso, in the same hand as the rest of the manuscript, are signed 'H.M.' (not Hew Morrison, the editor of Rob Donn's poems).

  • Bibliography

    Cameron, Alexander. ‘The history and traditions of the Isle of Skye’ (Inverness, 1871).