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Orkney Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical notes on Aulay MacAulay and Tormod Clèirach, February 1874

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/61
Scope and Contents Biographical notes on Aulay MacAulay and Tormod Clèireach [Norman MacIver], telling how Aulay MacAulay died in 1760 and that he was the son of Fear Bhreinish [Dugald MacAulay, Brenish, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. There is a note of a daughter who left at fifteen years old although it is not clear if it is Dugald or Aulay's daughter. Aulay is noted as having three daughters. Also mentioned is a family member living with Aulay's brother-in-law Rev Mr Hamilton at Hoy, Orkney [Arcaibh]. Tormod...

Correspondence between George Mackay Brown and Hugo Brunner

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1294
Scope and Contents The material in the collection spans a period of 22 years from 1974 to 1996, and consists of several dozens of pages. The content tells of George Mackay Brown's annual cycle and his daily life, and particularly of visits of muses and other friends, as well as referring to publishing and contract matters. Included among the many individuals mentioned or referred to in the letters are: Ernest Marwick, Edwin Muir, Andrew Motion, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Hermann Palsson, Simon Fraser, Esther...

Correspondence: John Phillips to Frederick William Rudler, 1845-1901

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Coll-74/12/18
Scope and Contents The Correspondence: John Phillips to Frederick William Rudler sub-series consists of:
  1. 40 letters, alphabetically arranged (1845-1901)

Journal of a Tour to Orkney in 1799, 1799

 Item
Identifier: Coll-1373/6
Scope and Contents Informal writeup of approximately 100 pages of Jameson's trip to Orkney in 1799, with loose plant life, pressed between sheets at the rear.

Letter from John Horne, 1903

 Item
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.

Material relating to Hugh Marwick

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1272
Scope and Contents At E2010.24 there is an autograph letter signed from Marwick to Professor Bruce Dickins, placed and dated as Alton (Kirkwall), 26 January 1965. The letter was written around 3-4 months before his death and is autobiographical. The content is largely reminiscenses about his time at Edinburgh University. He writes, 'There are now so few of my old-time friends surviving that I feel very lonely [and] to hear from any of them is a rare pleasure. Do you know – of my friends of my Univ. days I don’t...

Notes on Dumfriesshire and the Alps, 1802

 Item
Identifier: Coll-1373/7
Scope and Contents Volume contains notes on the geology of Dumfriesshire, dated by Professor Sweet to 1802, and an outline of the writeup of the geology of the Alps by 'Saussures', probably Swiss colleague Horace Benedict de Saussure (1740-1799).

Orkney Islands, c1877

 Item
Identifier: Coll-99/11/9/2
Scope and Contents To an 1872 reprint of the map created from a survey of 1863, minor annotations have been added.

Papers of Marjorie Jean Oswald Kennedy

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1290
Scope and Contents Mounted photograph of Highland scene Packet of photographs c1970s inc. Edinburgh Castle Folder "Upwards of a Century" Family photographs Students taking exam, location unidentified Album of South African photographs: "Mr R Kennedy, with best wishes from T Wilson Cairncross, Cape Town, South Africa, 14 Oct 1896" ...