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Material relating to antiquarian and archaeological sites in the Outer Hebrides, late 19th century

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW362

Scope and Contents

Assorted draft articles, sketches and correspondence relating to antiquarian and archaeological sites in Uist and Barra. Among the material is a manuscript by Alexander Carmichael titled 'Promiscuous [sic] Antiquities in the Long Island, anciently known as Innis Cat and now known as Innis Fada or Eileinn Fada', 27 April 1872; and a sketchbook titled 'Feudal Castles of the Outer Hebrides'; a manuscript by Captain F.W.L. Thomas titled 'On the Defensive Architecture of the Outer Hebrides'; manuscript titled 'Duns, North-Uist, describing their position'; offprint 'Is Fingal's Cave Artificial' by F.Cope Whitehouse, also with letter from the author, dated 28 September 1885; manuscript by Alexander Carmichael titled 'Antiquarian Notes, North Uist', dated February 1867; assorted archaeological and antiquarian sketches and plans; and a draft of an article later titled 'Hypogeum. At Valaquie, Island Uist' by John Francis Campbell [on behalf of A. Carmichael]. Also includes a series of letters from Alexander Carmichael to Captain F.W.L. Thomas, from November 1866 through December 1880.

View transcriptions of the letters from Alexander Carmichael to Captain F.W.L. Thomas.

Dates

  • late 19th century

Language of Materials

English, Gaelic

Physical Description

Approx. 500 pages of assorted material

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Fonds: 9 metres

Physical Location

CW362

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm: Mic.Dup.1175/11

Related Materials

See also Coll-97/CW472, pp. 1-15 for additional correspondence between Alexander Carmichael and Captain F.L.W. Thomas. See also Coll-97/CW465 for a draft of the article 'Hypogeum. At Valaquie, Island Uist' by Alexander Carmichael.

Physical Description

Approx. 500 pages of assorted material

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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