Fonds MG 6.47 - "Guth Barrach"

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"Guth Barrach"

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Donald Sinclair

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MG 6.47

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    Scotland
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    MacDougall, John A.
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    Glace Bay (N.S.)

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9 p. of textual records

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Fonds consists of an address to the Gaels in Canada by the author Donald Sinclair of Barra and later Glasgow. He names is signed using his patronymic "Dòmhnull Dhòmhnuill Dhunnchaidh Chìobair" and initials from the Gaelic for Sinclair "D.M.N.C.". His signature also states that his is from Barra.

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Poet and essayist, Donald SInclair (1885-1932) was born on Barra and left to apprentice as a draughtsman for an electrical engineering firm in Edinburgh. He eventually moved to London and the Manchester where he died of tuberculosis. Sinclair was also known as Bàrd na Leideig,The Bard of Leideag, a community just outside of Castlebay where he was born.

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