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Orkney Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical notes on Aulay MacAulay and Tormod Clèirach, February 1874

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: John Phillips to Frederick William Rudler, 1845-1901

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

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

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.

Notes on Dumfriesshire and the Alps, 1802

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

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.

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 to...

Story about eating rye and accompanying verse, 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/87
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.