Isle of Bute Buteshire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Correspondence: Joseph Wilson Lowry to HR Mill sub-series consists of:
- 35 letters, alphabetically arranged (1839-1909)
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 Letter to Robert Boog-Watson from Sir Archibald Geikie thanking him for his gift of figs and telling him that his diet is currently restricted due to ill health. He reports on a difficult visit from Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay. He discusses the geological unconformity of the south end of the Isle of Bute and includes a sketch cross-section.
Dates: 20 November 1862
Scope and Contents Letter to Robert Boog-Watson from Sir Archibald Geikie. Geikie discusses Boog-Watson's geological mapping of the south end of Arran and compares it with his own mapping of the Isle of Bute, the Cumbrae Islands, Renfrewshire and Ayrshire. He discusses Scotland's old red sandstone unconformity. He extends an invitation to join him in mapping Tinto Hill as soon as his expected working visit from Lennox is over.
Dates: 22 October 1862
Item — Volume MS 2917.2: Series Coll-43/1
Scope and Contents Notebook containing minutes of meetings. These include: details of membership including those which attended each meeting and the financial affairs of the Society. Annual reports for 1840 and 1841 are included and summarise the society's activities and finances for the year. Lists of names and addresses of all members are included. Geological questions discussed and conclusions reached are minuted. 4 meetings were spent discussing "Is the glacier theory of Agassiz applicable to the...
Dates: 27 August 1840 - 04 June 1842
Scope and Contents Note about St Cyril which reads 'S[aint] Cyrill preach[ed] the gospel in Bute & Argile' [Curalan/St Cyril, Bòd/Bute, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Note about the building of Ciosmal [Caisteal Chiosmuil/Kisimul Castle, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] which reads 'Ciosmal built about 1440 or thereby - by an earl of Bute for his daughter married to a MacNeill of Barra'. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An t-Eilean Uaine' about a man called MacEoin [MacEwen] from Bute [Bòd] who on his way to Locharoag, Harris [Loch Ròg, Na Hearadh] is thrown off course and comes across an island which is twelve miles wide by twelve miles long. It has no inhabitants, is green and full of 'fraic' [seaweed] and the river is full of salmon. A storm drives him to Ireland where he sells his salmon and then he sets off to find the island again but he cannot find it. Carmichael notes that the reef of...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Ciosmal', collected from John Peirsean [John Pearson or MacPherson], Keantangval [Ceann Tangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra], concerning the origin of Ciosmal [Caisteal Chiosmuil/Kisimul Castle] telling how after Niall Glùn-dubh succeeded to the chieftaincy of MacNeil of Barra, he discovered he had been married as a child to the Earl of Bute's daughter. The marriage was consummated, and the earl visited his now pregnant daughter. On the earl's approach, his daughter...
Dates: 23 March 1871