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Volume 2 (1855-56) - Table of Contents

Preliminaries - vol ii part i
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Preliminaries - vol ii part ii
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Preliminaries - vol ii part iii
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Meeting minutes (pp 1-5)
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Notice of a 'Burgh,' Recently Opened in the Island of Burray, Orkney. (pp 5-6)
Farrer, James
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On the Present State of the Ruins of Iona, and their Preservation. In a Letter to the Hon Lord Murray. (pp 07-12)
Laing, David
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Notice of the Crozier of St Moluach, the Property of the Duke of Argyll. (pp 12-5)
Innes, Cosmo
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Notice of 'The Black Book of Breadalbane,' preserved at Taymouth, containing portraits of several members of the Breadalbane Family, executed in the beginning of the Seventeenth Century. (pp 17-9)
Innes, Cosmo
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Notes regarding a box which was presented by Alexander Pope, the Poet, to his supposed relative, the Rev. Alexander Pope, Minister of Reay, Caithness-shire. (pp 19-22)
Chambers, Robert
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Inedited Notices, from the Rotuli Scaccarii Regum Scotorum, of John Barbour, Archdeacon of Aberdeen, Author of 'The Bruce,'. (pp 23-32)
Robertson, Joseph
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Note on a Silver Reliquary bequeathed by E W A D Hay, found among his coins. (pp 32-5)
Scott, W H
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Notices of Ancient Gaelic Poems and Historical Fragments in a Ms. Volume (written in the years 1512 to 1529) called 'The Dean of Lismore's Book,' in the Advocates' Library. (pp 35-51)
McLauchlan, Rev. Thomas
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Notice of the Ancient Die of a Scottish Coin found near Pittencrieff, recently presented to the Museum. (pp 52-5)
Scott, W H
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Remarks on some Clay Dagobas, bearing Sanscrit Stamps obtained in Ceylon. (pp 55-6)
Brodie, A Oswald
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Description of Antiquities in Orkney recently examined, with Illustrative Drawings. (pp 56-62)
Petrie, George
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Notes regarding Historical and Antiquarian peculiarities of the Districts in Forfarshire, where the various relics now presented to the Museum of the Society were found. (pp 64-70)
Jervise, Andrew'
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Notice of the Outfort on Barry Hill, Forfarshire recently removed. (pp 70-1)
Wise, T A
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Notice of a Stone Coffin, found in the pavement of the Abbey Church, Dunfermline, in 1849, and of its contents. (pp 75-7)
Chalmers, Rev. Peter
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Notices of Impressions of Ancient Seals, principally of the Eglinton Family. (pp 78)
Scott, W H
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Notice of a Greek Medical Inscription found at Chester. (pp 79-81)
Simpson, Professor J Y
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Notices of the Burial of King Malcolm III. in the Monastery at Tynemouth in 1093, and of the subsequent history of his remains. (pp 81-9)
Stuart, John
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On a curious difficulty as to evidence arising from an entry of the Duke of York's name in the sederunt of the Privy Council at Edinburgh, in July 1684. (pp 90-3)
Chambers, Robert
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Notice of Recent Excavations in the Hill Fort of Dunsinane, Perthshire. (pp 93-9)
Wise, T A'
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Extract of a letter from the Councillor of State, C C Rafn, Secretary of The Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries, Copenhagen, to J M Mitchell. (pp 100)
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British Primeval Antiquities: Their present treatment and their real claims. (pp 101)
Rhind, A Henry
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Note addressed to David Laing, respecting some circumstances connected with the interment of Alexander III and Robert Bruce, Kings of Scotland, in the Abbey Church of Dunfermline. (pp 101-2)
Henderson, Dr E
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Notices of Sir Robert Crichton of Cluny and of his son James, 'The Admirable Crichton,'. (pp 103-18)
Stuart, John
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Supplementary Notice regarding the entry of the Duke of York's name in the Privy Council Record, July1685. (pp 118-24)
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Letters from Lord Hailes and the Earl of Buchan relative to a proposed collection of Scottish Portraits, and to the formation of the Society of Antiquaries. (pp 134-8)
Elphinstone, James D H
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A letter to the Earl of Buchan from Monsignore Carlo Erskine, Domestic Prelate to Pope Pius VI., with Notices of Papal Bulls issued to Scotland. (pp 139-42)
Innes, Cosmo
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Suggestions for the removal of St Margaret's Well, near Restalrig, in the vicinity of Edinburgh, to a more favourable site. (pp 143-7)
Laing, David
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Notice of a Curious boundary of part of the Lands of Burgie, near Forres, in a Charter of King Alexander II., 1221. (pp 147-52)
Brichan, James B
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Notice of Antiquities on the Isle of Eday, Orkney, recently examined by James Farrer, of Ingleborough, communicated by John Stuart. (pp 154-8)
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Letter of safe conduct and recommendation granted by James II., King of Scots, to Nicholas Georgiades, a Greek of Arcosson, travelling through Scotland to collect the Alms of the Faithful for the ransom of his Brother, taken prisoner by the Turks at the Capture of Constantinople in 1453. (pp 159-61)
Robertson, Joseph
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Notice of a Sculptured Sarcophagus, and other Sepulchral Monuments, recently discovered in the Churchyard of Govan. (pp 161-5)
Roger, James C
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Notes on Melrose Abbey; Especially in reference to inscriptions on the wall of the South Transept. (pp 166-75)
Smith, John Alexander
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Meeting Notes (pp 176-7)
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Notes on the Bronze and Iron remains dug up in a 'Pict's House,' in the Holm of Eday, Orkney (presented at last meeting to the Museum of the Society). (pp 178-9)
Stuart, John
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Notice of a Silver Cup; formerly belonging to the family of Calder of Assuanley, in Strathbogie. (pp 180-4)
Dalrymple, Charles E
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Notice of Comets, Eclipses, Earthquakes, and other natural phenomena, from old Scottish Chroniclers and Diarists, with remarks. (pp 184)
Chambers, Robert
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Communication from The Royal Society of Antiquaries at Dresden. (pp 185-6)
Mitchell, J M
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Extract of a letter referring to the destruction of the 'Douglas Room,' Stirling Castle, from the Rev. Charles Rogers, communicated by John Stuart. (pp 186-7)
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Notices descriptive of the Localities of certain sculptured stone monuments in Forfarshire &c. (Part I). (pp 187-99)
Jervise, Andrew
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Notes on some Scottish Family Names and Arms. (pp 202)
Innes, Cosmo
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Antiquities of the Copper Region of the North American Lakes. (pp 203-12)
Wilson, Daniel
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Notices of the Early History of the Parish of Govan. (pp 212-6)
Roger, J C
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Memorandum relative to a piece of Ordnance, found 28th March 1856, in the course of excavations by The Royal Engineer Department, at Broughty Castle, Communicated by Lieut Col R C Moody, Royal Engineers. (pp 220-2)
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Notice of the death of Robert Blackader, Archbishop of Glasgow, during a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, in the year 1508. (pp 222-6)
Laing, David
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Notice of the Ruins of Baths discovered at Edzell Castle, Forfarshire in May 1855, &c. (pp 226-9)
Jervise, Andrew
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Notice of Sculptured Stones and other antiquities found on the Castle Hill of Kintore, and of other ancient remains found in the neighbourhood. (pp 230-3)
Stuart, John
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Account of the expenses of the Funeral of Mrs Barbara Ruthven, Daughter-in-Law of Sir Hugh Paterson of Bannockburn, 20th July 1695. From the original belonging to Hugh J Rollo. (pp 233-5)
Stuart, John
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Note by the Earl of Stair relative to Bronze Articles exhibited by his Lordship. (pp 237-8)
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List of Scottish Noblemen and Gentlemen taken prisoners at The Battle of Solway Moss on 24th November 1542, from a contemporary manuscript in the Library of the Duke of Northumberland at Sion House. Communicated by Albert Way in a letter to Joseph Robertson. (pp 238-42)
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Notices descriptive of the localities of certain Sculptured Stone Monuments in Forfarshire, &c., - Meigle, Essie, Glamis, Thornton, and Cossins. Part II. (pp 242-51)
Jervise, Andrew
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Notice of a Stone Cist, containing the remains of a human skeleton, recently discovered at Ardyne, Near Castle Toward, Argyleshire. (pp 251-5)
Roger, J C
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An Obituary and Calendar of Scottish Saints, extracted from The Martyrology for the use of the Church of Aberdeen, A Ms. of the Sixteenth Century. (pp 256-72)
Laing, David
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On one of the simple forms of Burial in use among the Ancient Egyptians, observed in a recent excavation at Geezeh. (pp 274-6)
Rhind, A Henry
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Note regarding two bronze rings, recently dug up near Stobo Castle, Peeblesshire, the Seat of Sir Graham Montgomery. (pp 276-8)
Seton, George
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Notes respecting the life of Swein Aslief, an Orkney Viking, of the Twelfth Century, illustrating the annals of that period. Collected from the Early Norwegian Sages. (pp 278-87)
Fotheringhame, W H
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Notices of the City Cross of Edinburgh, &c., &c., illustrated by a Model and Drawings of the existing remains. (pp 287-94)
McCulloch, W T
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Additional Note to the communication on Melrose Abbey. (Pages 166-175) (pp 295)
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A few remarks on the portraits of Sir William Wallace. (pp 308-13)
Laing, David
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Notices of two Bills introduced into the last Parliament of Scotland, the one for the Registration of Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials; the other for the establishment of a system of Free Trade. (pp 313-7)
Robertson, Joseph
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Notices of Sculptured Fragments, formerly in the Episcopal Palace, Glasgow; also, Notice of a Sarcophagus found within the Choir of the Cathedral, supposed to have contained the remains of Archbishop Dunbar. (pp 317-31)
Roger, J C
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On the locality of the abduction of Queen Mary. (pp 331-6)
Chambers, Robert
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Notice of an unpublished letter from General Mackay to the Laird of Grant, dated at London, 4th December 1690, on the comparative strength of Ecclesiastical parties in Scotland at the Revolution. (pp 336-8)
Robertson, Joseph
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Poetical Maxims from a painted room in the old house at Culross, called 'The Palace,' with Notices of the history of the building and its probable founder. (pp 339-44)
Jervise, A
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Proposal to establish a communication with the School Masters of Scotland. (pp 344-7)
Innes, Cosmo
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A few Notices of Manners from the older Council-Books of Dundee. (pp 347-9)
Innes, Cosmo
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A Note on the subject of Protocol Books as connected with Public Records. (pp 354-68)
Laing, David
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Notices of the Early Ecclesiastical Settlement of the Country on the Deveron, and of recent excavations at the Ha' Hill of Montblairy, on the banks of that river. (pp 368-72)
Stuart, John
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Notes of excavations of Tumuli in Caithness, made in the Summer of 1856. (pp 372-6)
Rhind, A Henry
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Report of the Committee on St Margaret's Well. (pp 379-80)
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Notice of the Stone Circle at Callernish, in the Island of Lewis. (pp 380-4)
Callender, Henry
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A description of the oldest Council Books and other Records of the town of Haddington, with copious Extracts. (pp 384-420)
Thomson, Thomas
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Notice of an Urn and other Sepulchral remains, &c., discovered in the Windy-Goul, on Arthur's Seat, in cutting the New Road from Edinburgh to the Village of Duddingstone. (pp 420-2)
Logan, George
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Notice of some Indian Antiquities, as compared with British in a letter from Dr Daniel Wilson, Toronto, Upper Canada, to David Laing. (pp 423-5)
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Notes of the Excavation of a Tumulus, at Auchleven, in the Parish of Premnay, and District of Garioch, Aberdeenshire. (pp 431-2)
Dalrymple, Charles E
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Contemporary Official Reports of the Proceedings at elections of Members of Parliament for the Shires of Roxburgh, Edinburgh, and Orkney, in 1628. (pp 432-42)
Robertson, Joseph
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Notices descriptive of the localities of certain Sculptured Stone Monuments in Forfarshire, viz., - Benvie, and Invergowrie; Strathmartin, and Balutheran; Monifieth; Cross of Camus, and Arbirlot. Part III. (pp 442-50)
Jervise, A.
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Notice of the Excavation of a 'Pict's House,' on the farm of Stensall of Kergord, Zetland. (pp 452-4)
Black, D D
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Inventar of Popish Trinkets, gotten in my Lord Traquair's House, Anno 1688; All solemnly burnt at the Cross of Peebles,' with some remarks. (pp 454-7)
Laing, David
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Notices of the Localities of the Sculptured Stone Monuments at St Bigeans, Inchbrayoch, Pitmuies, and Menmuir, in Angus, and of Fordoun in the Mearns. Part IV. (pp 458-66)
Jervise, A
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Notices of ancient monuments in the ruined Church of St Mary, Rothesay. (pp 466-81)
Roger, James C
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Notes on some Sepulchral Cists, and on the Latin Inscription upon one of the Standing Stones near Yarrow Kirk, Selkirkshire. (pp 484-9)
Smith, John Alex
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On an old stone-roofed cell or oratory in the Island of Inchcolm. (pp 489-528)
Simpson, Professor J Y
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Original letter (hitherto unpublished) from Colonel John Grahame of Claverhouse (afterwards Viscount of Dundee) describing the military execution of John Brown of Priesthill, commonly called 'The Christian Carrier,' on the 1st of May 1685. (pp 528-30)
Napier, Mark
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Notice of 'The Law,' and other antiquities in the Parish of Urquhart, near Elgin. (pp 530-3)
Walker, Rev. Henry
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Notice of three Cists recently discovered at Craigdhu, near North Queensferry, and other remains in the neighbourhood. (pp 533)
Chalmers, Rev. Peter
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Additional Note to Mr A Jervise's Communication on the historical and antiquarian peculiarities of some Districts of Forfarshire. (See pp. 64-65) (pp 533-4)
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Additional note (pp 533-34)
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Errata (pp 535)
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Index (pp 537-49)
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