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Etymology for the place Dullan Water, Aberdeenshire, noting that its meaning is 'dullan being from dubh black and alan water black'.
Drawings and notes on geology, largely from the north of Scotland, including Peterhead, Ullapool, Sutherland, Assynt, and Lochs Torridon, Maree and Broom. References are made to the granite at Aberdeen, the sand at Forres and Banffshire limestone, amongst other things.
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.
Note entitled 'S[aint] Brendan' with a verse about Saint Brendan beginning 'Chuirear Bruanain Domhal Dubh, Is faid an la n diugh nan de' and a note that Saint Moluag was a disciple of Brendan's, that Lugadius and Moluc are alternatives for Moluag, that St Moluag's Day is 25 June, that he died in 592 AD and that Moluag founded 'Mortlach Muirthilleauch in the vale of the Fiddich' [Mòrthlach/Mortlach and Gleann Fhiodhaich/Glen Fiddich, both Siorrachd Bhanbh/Banffshire].