Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
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...
Scope and Contents The Correspondence: John Phillips to Frederick William Rudler sub-series consists of:
- 40 letters, alphabetically arranged (1845-1901)
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.
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).
Proof copy of article on 'The Geological Influences which have Affected the Course of British History', 1881
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 to...
Scope and Contents Story about a man telling a boy eating rye in a verse beginning 'Nach tu an biastach, Gu ith nar diasan' that it would take out his teeth in a year. The man went with the boy to Orkney but never returned. Text has been scored through.