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Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Album of sketches by Mary Boott

 Item — Box CLX-A-388
Identifier: Coll-2063
Content Description This album dating from 1823 to 1857 contains accomplished drawings of landscape and town views across England and Scotland by the amateur artist Mary Boott. Most sketches are signed by her, dated, and inscribed with locations.Mary Boott (née Hardcastle) was married to American botanist Francis Boott (1792-1863) and would often accompany him on his field collecting trips, and while he went off looking for plant specimens she drew the landscapes they visited. The drawings are...
Dates: 1824-1857

Amateur watercolour in Northwest Himalaya (?by Cleghorn), mid 19th century

Identifier: Coll-1619/10/14
Scope and Contents

Amateur watercolour in Northwest Himalaya (?by Cleghorn) annotated "Right bank of Ravee opposite Decinal Bara Bansu" (river Ravi).

Dates: mid 19th century

Fragment of a song beginning 'Tha' n cia sa bheinn', 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/54
Scope and Contents

Fragment of a song beginning 'Tha' n cia sa bheinn that'n ceo sa bheinn'. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 1901

Geological Sections of Coast of Forfarshire, c1822-1824

Identifier: Coll-203/3/1
Scope and Contents

Notebook containing landscape sketches and annotated cross-sections of the coast of Forfarshire in pencil and watercolour, c1822-1824.

Dates: c1822-1824

Houstoun Family Album

 Item — Box CLX-A-1595
Identifier: Coll-2013
Content Description This is an album used as a sketchbook and a common-place book from the mid-19th century to the 1930s, created and compiled by two Scottish women of the same family. The first contributor is Caroline Elizabeth Houstoun (1840-1926), who filled the volume with well-spaced studies of landscapes and buildings in coloured pencil, pastel, and some watercolour. Some noteworthy sites include Inverness from the Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Euston Station in London, and Saint-Germain in Paris. The...
Dates: 1850s-1930s

Lecture notes, 1884-1886

Identifier: Coll-74/7
Scope and Contents

The Lecture notes series consists of:

  1. Notes and printed abstracts.
Dates: 1884-1886

Lecture on 'The Origin of the Scenery of the British Isles', 1884

Identifier: Coll-74/7/1
Scope and Contents

Notes for 5 lectures on 'The Origin of the Scenery of the British Isles' given to the Royal Institution in 1884, along with printed abstracts. Sir Archibald Geikie focused on geological formations around the British Isles, with comparisons from European and North American locations, looking at the materials of which they are composed and the processes which went into their creation.

Dates: 1884

Lecture text: 'Lecture I', c1879

Identifier: Coll-74/6/6
Scope and Contents

Text of lecture looking at geological themes, such as landscape, physical geography, the formation of continents, types of rock and volcanic activity, and relating them to such subjects as the relationship between man and nature, mythology, history and religion.

Dates: c1879

Notes for lectures given in Dublin, late 19th century

Identifier: Coll-74/9/2
Scope and Contents

Notes for 2 lectures given in Dublin. Sir Archibald Geikie looked at the evolution of scenery around the British Isles. He looked particularly at those elements formed by erosion, such as river valleys, using many locations as examples. He also looked at the formation of tablelands and other geological features and how these have impacted on the people and society in the localities.

Dates: late 19th century