Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents 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.
Scope and Contents Notes and text for seven lectures looking at the geological history of the American continent, looking at specific locations therein, based partly on results from American survey work. These locations were related to to other places around the world, particularly in Britain and Europe. A variety of geological formations were looked at, including that of the continent itself, considering the materials which make them up and the geological timeframe.
Scope and Contents Letter, , [Spain], Donald Tovey to Sophie Weisse. A favourable report of Tovey's time in Spain and a description of Casals family. Holograph signed.
Scope and Contents Letter, , [Spain], Donald Tovey to Sophie Weisse. News of Tovey's travels in Spain, description of a railway journey through the Pyrenees. Holograph signed.
Scope and Contents This appears to be a biography of a general of the Spanish Army, Henry Joseph O' Donnell y Anatar, Count of La Bisbal. It is a manuscript with an unnamed author that has factual inconsistencies. For example, the memooir claims that Count 'Abisbal' was born in Andalucia in 1770, although most records indicate that he was born in San Sebastián in 1769.
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about Captain Forrest, that he came from Spain [with the Spanish Armada] and had to swim across to Cru an eich [The Horse Shoe/Cru an Eich, Cearrara/Kerrera, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. The note also mentions witches in Mull [Am Muile/Isle of Mull] that it was the 'chief place' for witches and that Calum Cille [St Columba] said 'Bi pairt am Muile dhiu fhad sa bhios bo dhu na bhreac ann' and the...
Identifier: Coll205/2/2 (Dc.1.58)
Scope and Contents Approximately 75 mostly handwritten leaves, including a 2-page colour drawing of Burrum chundalle, an extract from a history of Louisiana by W. de Page du Pratz (1783); extract from a history of Sumatra by William Marsden (1783); extract from the 'Constitution of the German Empire', s.n., s.d.; extract from 'Baretti's Account of the Manners and Customs of Italy' (1775); extract from 'Baretti's Travels Thro' England Portugal Spain & France to Genoa (1760); extract from 'Travels thro'...
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'A Ruaraidh A Ruaraidh' beginning 'A Ruaraidh a Ruaraidh a Ruaraidh ghaolach, Hò ro nàilibh hì hò'. The song is composed of twenty-eight lines arranged into six verses of four lines each and a chorus. Annotations have been made to the text in pencil and in ink.