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Dumbarton Dunbartonshire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Class lectures and related notes, written by W.J. Watson, 1880s

Identifier: Coll-97/CW374
Scope and Contents

Series of class lectures and class notes, written by William J. Watson. Includes a series of lectures on Scottish Gaelic Literature, a verse entitled 'Praise of Mary' from the Leabhar Breac, lists of place names in Perth, Forfar, Fife, and Dumbarton, a list of Scottish Saints and 4 pages of notes on Tiraphuir, Lismore, by Alexander Carmichael.

Dates: 1880s

Geological Survey of Scotland: Sheet 31, 1875

Identifier: Coll-99/11/3/1
Scope and Contents

Colour-coded geological map of counties of Dumbarton and parts of the surrounding counties, from a survey of or prior to 1875 by Sir Archibald Geikie, James Geikie, Edward Hull, Benjamin Neeve Peach and Robert Logan Jack as part of the Geological Survey of Great Britain.

Dates: 1875

Lecture on the 'Volcanic History of Britain', 1886

Identifier: Coll-74/7/2
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.

Dates: 1886

Papers of A. Whitford Anderson

Identifier: MS ANDE
Scope and Contents

1. General index to the four volumes of transcriptes of papers [of Rev. John anderson] in the Three-lock chest.

2. Records of a Scots parish & its minister, 1670-1721.

3. Introduction to the mortification accounts of the burgh and kirk session of Dumbarton (1655-1718). From the original documents in the Three-lock-chest. Vol. IV.

Dates: 1670-1721; 1914-1942

Papers of Rev. John Anderson (1668-1721)

Identifier: GD56
Scope and Contents

The material is composed of: correspondence in typescript; a diary from 1 January 1705 to 25 March 1705, in typescript, transcribed from the original manuscript, 1910; The history of the introducing the usage of the Lord's Prayer in Dumbarton, 1705, from an unpublished manuscript account; and, records of the Rev. John Anderson, transcribed from documents by A. Whitford Anderson, 1913, in typescript

Dates: 1705-1913

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...
Dates: 1881

Story entitled 'Tomas Reibhair', 8 February 1861

Identifier: Coll-97/CW109/22
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Tomas Reibhair' ['Thomas the Rhymer'] collected from Iain MacChoinich [John MacKenzie] from 'eilean Chollach' at Carbost [Cola/Coll, Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. A man was buying six horses, all of them with a golden yellow forelock and after buying the last one, his servant recognised him as Thomas the Rhymer. He asks her which eye did you recognise me with and she said it was her right eye whereupon he put his finger on her eye and she was blinded....
Dates: 8 February 1861