Islay Argyllshire Scotland
Found in 112 Collections and/or Records:
Account of a trip to Ìle/ Islay entitled 'Iain Og Ile' in which Alexander Carmichael describes how he travelled there and his meeting with the Marquis of Lorne before the inauguration of the monument to Iain Òg Ìle [John Francis Campbell of Islay]. He notes the afterdinner speakers, describing his own speech as 'a bungled affair', and also describes Islay House, noting the gardener as Thomas Hill and his connections with the Campbells of Islay.
Address and accompanying note which reads 'Don[ald] Macmurdoch, Baile meadhonach, Portnahaven, Islay [Baile Meadhanach/Ballymeanach, Port na h-Abhainne, Ìle] good naturalist.'
Drawings and notes on the geology of parts of Scotland (including Edinburgh, Arran, Mull and Islay) of parts of England and also of Pomeroy, Ireland. References are made to Plymouth limestone, Skye granite, toadstones in Derbyshire and papers on raised beaches at Loch Carron.
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Historical notes relating to the marriages and offspring of Clan Donald and accompanying archaeological notes about chapels, 1894
Historical notes relating to the marriages and offspring of Clan Donald Godfrey of Siol Gorrie [Sìol Goraidh] and Donald first Earl of Ross, John Earl of Antrim and Alexander of Lochaber. Accompanying archaeological notes relate to chapels built close to each other.
Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Thomas Forster Brown of the firm Forster Brown and Rees, Mining and Civil Engineers requesting a reference or some assistance to help him ascertain whether gold or silver is mined on Islay, the annual value of such and the composition of other minerals recovered.
Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Thomas Forster Brown thanking him for arranging for a member of the Geological Survey of Great Britain staff to investigate his request concerning gold and silver mining on Islay.
List of fish names and note about the fish 'siolag-ghobach' [sand-eel] probably collected on Ìle/Islay noting that the sand-eel is 'as large ling - 9 in[ches] in gob of this one - blue - not eaten - not in sand'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.