Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
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 The Correspondence: John Phillips to Frederick William Rudler sub-series consists of:
- 40 letters, alphabetically arranged (1845-1901)
Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 28-32
Scope and Contents Illustrations by Hartung relating to a paper read by Sir Charles Lyell March 22 1854 to the Geology Society including a section of Cape Girain [sic Girão], Volcanic Cone, and the coast of Madeira, 1854.
Scope and Contents Set of illustrations of geological nature, including peat bogs, coral reefs, coastline, sand and gravel.
Dates: late 19th century
Scope and Contents Geographical notes on An Rò'adh near Siatar describing the natural arch there and speculating on how it was formed [Roagh and SheadarTarasaigh/Taransay]. The accompanying story describes the ravens' nests made of heather and seagrass at Raogh and tells how the shepherd who is with Carmichael had killed seven chicks that year and five fledglings the year before 'so the poor Beat[aich] has no chance of siol'. Carmichael compares Roagh to Sloc Rò [Sloc Ruadh] in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist where...
Dates: 9 July 1870
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.
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Joseph Anderson giving a detailed bibliography of sources for information concerning archaeological finds in the blown sands of the Scottish coast. He details the relevant collections held by the Society of Antiquaries in Scotland, emphasising that large portions of the collections consist of flints and stone implements from the Neolithic period. He comments that the proliferation of such finds are enhanced by the wind blown nature of sandy areas. He puts...
Dates: 11 March 1877
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Gaetano Gemmellaro concerning the coast of Sicily, 19 May 1858.
Dates: 19 May 1858
Scope and Contents Notes about evidence of trees and agricultural land subsumed by water, describing large tree roots embedded in peat at Rubhoisinis, Bearnary [Rubha Bhoisnis, Beàrnaraigh/Berneray], cut by Tasgal Macthasgail [MacAskill]; lobsters sheltering in the crevices of tree roots at 'Ruch [-] nis' Pabaigh/Pabbay; trees having fallen at Tao a bhaile-fo-thua [Rubh' a' Bhaile Fo Thuath, Pabaigh/Pabbay]; and how 'men now living (1873) saw corn growing where now land is seen only at low water between isle +...
Dates: March 1874
Scope and Contents Translation of a letter from Gaetano Gemmellaro concerning the gradual elevation of the coast of Sicily, the inclination of lava flows, the origin of the Balzo D'Aci which he thinks was affected by an Earthquake and fossil shells found in the Pleistocene beds of Cefali, Sematica and other places in Sicily by himself, Phillipi and Professor Aradas. 1850s.