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Scope and Contents Notes and text for five lectures on geology. Sir Archibald Geikie placed civilisation, religion and mythology in the context of geological development, looking at geolgical formations and the processes and materials involved in their creation.
Account of a fishing trip around Mingulay with accompanying place-name notes, descriptions and stories, 23 May 1869
Scope and Contents Account by Alexander Carmichael of a fishing trip around Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] with accompanying place-name notes, descriptions and stories. Carmichael notes geographical features such as high points, caves, rocks or arches; archaeological sites such as dùns or graveyards; places people have used for looking after livestock or catching birds and fish, noting breeding grounds or habits of some birds; and sea-faring items such as the conditions of the sea or navigation techniques. One...
Dates: 23 May 1869
Scope and Contents An account of a visit to Sheiley Mhor and Sheiley Bheag [Siolaigh Mhòr/Shillay and Siolaigh Bheag, Caolas na Hearadh/Sound of Harris], which includes observations and measurements on large boulders; observations on peregrines; list of nests and eggs collected and the boat journey back to Ensay House [Taigh Easaidh, Easaidh/Ensay, Caolas na Hearadh/Sound of Harris] in windy conditions.
Dates: 31 May 1877
Scope and Contents Account of watching waves at the natural arch at Gonnamaol [Gunamul, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] describing them as 'a glor[ious] sight...the sea churned purely white against the rocks like divine snow on a mount[ain]side'. He observes the plentiful bird-life there 'The birds in thous[ands]nay millions fly hither and thither at times dark[e]ning the very air and along with the dizzy height on which you sit mak making (sic) you still more dizzy till you feel your position anything but safe or prudent....
Identifier: Coll-43 ::: MS 2935.5
Scope and Contents Annual Address by Thomas Sturrock, vice president of the Edinburgh Geological Society, looking at the development of geology and mineralogy, wider scientific developments and their relationship to religion, war and other issues.
Scope and Contents Archaeological note about Clach Mhor Nan Gleann, [Clach Mhòr na Glannan, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] and accompanying diagram showing the dimensions of the stone and describing it as 'aver[a]g[e] height 22 f[ee]t - or thereby Projects at north end 8 f[ee]t fr[om] ground.'
Dates: 4 March 1874
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes about duns and accompanying story about Dun Bhuilg. Written transversely across the second page of text is 'See p 140' [folio 70.]
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on Carnach Mhor Dremsdale and Coilleag Dhonul Ghuirm [Càrnach Mhòr, Dreumasdal/Drimsdale and Coilleag Dhòmhnaill Ghuirm, both Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] including that cists, large bones, skulls, a house support and a stone pillar were found on Càrnach Mhòr under sixty feet of sand, and that Coilleag Dhòmhnaill Ghuirm was open.
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on ruins at Croice near Bornish [Cròic a Deas, Bornais, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] describing Carmichael's visit there, how he was looking at and for the ruins as well as a description of what he found including that the scattered remains of a building could be found within half a foot at low water on the spring tide, that in digging down a few inches he found remains of a plant and peat moss with sand and gravel and the hard buttresses 'like broken pieces of old ruins...
Dates: 19 March 1874
Scope and Contents Printed booklet by Sir Archibald Geikie, entitled 'Geographical Evolution' and containing the text of a lecture given to the Royal Geographical Society on 24 March 1879 and taken from 'Proceedings of the Royal Society and Monthly Record of Geography', July 1879.