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Shetland (Scotland)

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Geological Survey notebook 'U', 1875-1876

Identifier: Coll-74/1/2
Scope and Contents

Drawings and notes on the geology of various parts of Scotland, including Pitlochry, Dalwhinnie, Glencoe, the Caledonian Canal, Shetland, Inverness and Aberdeen. Geological features include silurian and gravel.

Dates: 1875-1876

Journal of My Tour in 1797, 1797

Identifier: Coll-1373/2
Scope and Contents

Journal of 116 pages relating to a trip taken by Jameson to Arran in June of 1797. Contains a sketch for a plate in his book, An Outline of the Mineralogy of the Shetland Islands and of the Island of Arran of 1798.

Dates: 1797

Lecture on the 'Volcanic History of Britain', 1886

Identifier: Coll-74/7/2
Scope and Contents

Notes for 4 lectures on the 'Volcanic History of Britain', given to the Royal Institution in 1886. Sir Archibald Geikie looked at the emergence of types of geological formations against a geological timeframe and how they have been affected by various processes, especially the action of volcanoes and materials produced by them, within the natural world. He used examples from numerous locations from different parts of the British Isles.

Dates: 1886

Letter from John Horne, 1903

Identifier: Coll-74/3/11
Scope and Contents

John Horne wrote to Sir Archibald Geikie on 17 July 1903, passing on various points on raised beaches which had been submitted to the Geological Survey Office for Geikie's consideration. These included the lack of beaches at Caithness, Orkney and Shetland.

Dates: 1903

Photograph of Gordie Stack and the Drongs, Shetland, 1890s-1900s

Identifier: Coll-74/3/1
Scope and Contents

1 sepia photograph of Gorgie Stack and the Drongs.

Dates: 1890s-1900s

Proof copy of article on 'The Geological Influences which have Affected the Course of British History', 1881

Identifier: Coll-74/8/4
Scope and Contents First proof copy of an article by Sir Archibald Geikie on 'The Geological Influences which have Affected the Course of British History' from printers Clay, Sons and Taylor, for Macmillan the publisher in 1881. This looked at ancient peoples and legendary figures, puting them in the context of the evolution of the natural world. Including elements such as the impact of the devlopment of commerce and the move from an agricultural to an urban industrial society, Sir Archibald Geikie mapped them...
Dates: 1881

Shetland Isles, c1877

Identifier: Coll-99/11/9/1
Scope and Contents

To an 1872 reprint of the map created from a survey of 1833, minor annotations have been added.

Dates: c1877

Shetland sheep and wool, 1965 - 1966

Identifier: Coll-1362/1/225
Scope and Contents

Located in A.B.R.O. Reprints 1965 - 1966. Volume 4 of 19.

Dates: 1965 - 1966

View on the Coast of Zetland. The Morning after a storm, 1844

Identifier: Coll-10/8/58
Scope and Contents

View on the Coast of Zetland. The Morning after a storm. Line engraving. 1844. Collins, William, 1788-1847, Artist; Miller, William, 1796-1882, Engraver; Cadell, Robert, 1788-1849, Publisher.

Publisher statement: R. Cadell, Edinburgh.

Published in: Walter Scott, Waverley Novels (Abbotsford Edition), vol. 6 (1844), The Pirate.

Note: Illustrating Scott [] ABB0061.

Dates: 1844