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Macculloch, John, 1773-1835 (surgeon, geologist and surveyor)

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Note about the people of Rona, 15 December 1885

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/306
Scope and Contents Note about the people of Rona [Rònaigh/North Rona] taken from John MacCulloch's The Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland that they are Roman Catholic, that each summer a boat is sent to Lewis [Eilean Leòdhais] to the Earl of Seaforth with 'the excresence of above thirty souls', something which the islanders 'exce[e]d[ingly] bewail'. Their annual payment to the Earl is 'some quantity of meal stitched up in sheeps skins and feathers of seafowls'. It is noted that...
Dates: 15 December 1885

Note entitled 'N[orth]. Rona', 15 December 1885

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/304
Scope and Contents Note entitled 'N[orth]. Rona' taken from John MacCulloch's The Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland containing a description of the size and appearance of North Rona [Rònaigh], including the height of cliffs. He notes that Saint Ronan is the patron saint of the seas and that Kenneth MacCagie had to stay there for 8 years. The island had no peats and no water except for holes in the rocks. The description of the adjacent island of Barr or Sulisker [Sula Sgeir] is...
Dates: 15 December 1885