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Volume 3 (1857-59) - Table of Contents

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Meeting minutes (pp 1-8)
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Historical Description of the Altar-Piece painted in the reign of King James the Third of Scotland, in the Palace of Holyrood. (pp 8-25)
Laing, David
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Notice of the Ancient Monument, supposed to be that of James, first Earl of Morton, in the Church of Dalkeith. (pp 25-7)
Drummond, James
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Remarks on the Round Tower of Brechin. (pp 28-35)
Jervise, A
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Notice of the Isle of the Loch of Banchory, and other examples of Crannoges. (pp 35-7)
Robertson, Joseph
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Notice of the Roman Altars, &c., presented by the Right Hon Sir George Clerk of Penicuik, Bart. (pp 37-43)
Clerk, George
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Notice of two 'Crannoges' or Pallisaded Islands, in Bute; with Plans. (pp 43-6)
Mackinlay, John
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Notice of a Tomb on the Hill of Roseisle, Morayshire, recently opened; also of the Chambered Cairns and Stone Circles at Clava, on Nairnside. (pp 46-50)
Innes, Cosmo
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Account of a recent discovery of Stone Cists, containing Urns and human bones, in the farm of Windymains, Humbie, Haddingtonshire. (pp 50-2)
Forman, Robert
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On the Present State of the Question, 'Where was John Knox born?' (pp 52-62)
Richardson, John
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Notice of the Kers of Samuelston. (pp 64-8)
Thomson, Thomas
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Notice of Sculptured Stones found at 'Dinnacair', near Stonehaven. (pp 69-75)
Thomson, Alexander
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The Law of Treasure-Trove: How it can be best adapted to accomplish useful results. (pp 76)
Rhind, A Henry
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Notice of Cists recently discovered on the Sea-shore at Lundy in Fife. (pp 76-7)
Durham, Mrs Dundas
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Notice of a Stone Coffin which contained an Urn and Jet Ornaments, discovered near Pitkennedy, parish of Aberlemno, Forfarshire. (pp 78-9)
Jervise, Andrew
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Notice of a Coffin cut out of the Solid Rock, containing an Urn, &c., discovered at Ferne, Forfarshire. (pp 80)
Jervise, Andrew
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Notes of some Curiosities of Old Scottish Tenures and Investitures. (pp 81-7)
Innes, Professor
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Historical Notices of the Family of King James the First of Scotland, chiefly from information communicated by John Riddell, FSA Scot. (pp 87-101)
Laing, David
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Notice of Bronze Relics, &c., found in the Isle of Skye. (pp 101-6)
Smith, John Alex
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Notice of Farthings of John, King of England, from a hoard of Coins discovered at Newry. (pp 107-10)
Lindsay, John
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Notice of a Chamber recently excavated in the Stone Circle of Callernish in the Lewis. (pp 110-2)
Matheson, James
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Remarks on the Stone Circle of Callernish. (pp 112)
Thomas, F W L
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Notice of a Volume of the 'Accounts of Sir William Bruce of Balcaskie, General Surveyor of His Majesty's Works (1674-1679),' now in the General Register House. (pp 113-7)
Robertson, Joseph
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Remarks on the Ancient Barrier called 'The Catrail;' with Plans. (pp 117-21)
Kennedy, William Norman
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Notice of the Burg of Mousa in Shetland. (pp 123-4)
Dryden, Henry
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Account of a Circular Building, and other Ancient Remains, discovered in South Uist. (pp 124-7)
Dryden, Henry
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Notice of Beehive Houses in Harris and Lewis; with Traditions of the Each-uisge,' or Water-horse, connected therewith. (pp 127-44)
Thomas, F W L
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Note of the Recent Excavation of a Cairn on the High Law, and of other Antiquities in the Parish of Cruden, Aberdeenshire. (with Additional Notes by Stuart, John) (pp 144-9)
Pratt, Rev. J B
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Notice of a Deed by Sir James Sandilands of Calder, relative to the Parish Church of Mid-Calder. (pp 160-5)
Robertson, Joseph
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Notice of Armorial Bearings and Inscriptions in the Church of Mid-Calder. (pp 166-71)
Stuart, John
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Proposals for Cleaning and Lighting the City of Edinburgh in the year 1735, With Explanatory Remarks. (pp 171-80)
Laing, David
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Description of a Cairn in the Isle of Bute. (pp 180-2)
Mackinlay, John
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Notice of St Govane's Hermitage, near Pembroke, South Wales. (pp 184-6)
Innes, Cosmo
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Remarks on the Ancient Structures called Picts' Houses and Burghs, with especial reference to the Burgh of Mousa in Shetland. (pp 187-95)
Stuart, John
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Notice of a Barrow at Huntiscarth in the Parish of Harray, Orkney, recently opened. (pp 195)
Petrie, George
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Contract between the City of Edinburgh and John Meikle, for a Chime of Musical Bells, 1698. (pp 196-201)
Laing, David
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Report respecting the Applications to the Treasury on the subject of Treasure-Trove. (pp 203-6)
Stuart, John
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Description of Beehive Houses in the Island of Harris. (See p.134) (pp 206)
Thomas, F W L
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Ben Jonson in Edinburgh in the year 1618. (pp 206-8)
Laing, David
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Account of 'The Dane's Dyke,' an ancient Camp at Fife-Ness (pp 209-11)
Mackinlay, John
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Note of Incised Marks on one of a Circle of Standing Stones in the Island of Lewis. (pp 212-4)
Stuart, John
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Notice of the Hospital of St Martha at Aberdour, Fife. (pp 214-20)
Ross, Rev. William
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Notice of a Bond by the Earl of Irvine and other Officers of the Scots Guard of the French King (Louis XIV.), for Expenses of the Corps, &c. (pp 220-5)
Law, James
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Notice of a Beehive House in the Island of St Kilda. (with Additional Notes by Thomas, F W L) (pp 225-32)
Muir, Thomas S
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Notice of a 'Quigrich' or Crozier of Saint Fillan. (pp 233-4)
Wilson, Daniel
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Paper on the subject of Burns's Pistols. (pp 239-44)
Gillis, Rev. Bishop
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List of Treasure-Trove, from Orkney and other places, presented to the Museum by the Exchequer. (pp 245-53)
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Notice of the 'Bluidy Banner' of Drumclog and Bothwell Brig, preserved at Dunbar. (pp 253-8)
Drummond, James
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Saint Maelrubba: his History and Churches. (pp 258-96)
Reeves, William
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Notice of the Ancient Church of St Helen at Aldcambus, and of Fragments of a Monastic Building at Luffness; with Plans. (pp 296-9)
Muir, Thomas S
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Notice of an Anglo-Saxon Styca of Osbercht, King of Northumbria. (pp 300-3)
Smith, John Alex
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The Round Tower of Abernethy. (pp 303-19)
Brach, Richard Rolt
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Account of Lieut-Colonel William Mercer. Author of 'Angliae Speculum.' Lond. 1646. (pp 341-57)
Laing, David
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Notice of the Account-book of Andrew Halyburton, Conservator of the Privileges of the Scottish Nation in the Low Countries, 1493-1504. (pp 358-61)
Robertson, Joseph
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Statement Relative to the Removal of St Margaret's Well. (pp 365-7)
Laing, David
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Notice of an Old Gaelic Poem found among the Papers of the Family of Fassiefern. (pp 367-73)
Maclauchlan, Rev. Thomas
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Notes on the Antiquities of Kinross-shire. (pp 375-88)
Annan, Robert
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Notice of a Medallion of Paul Jones, given by himself to Mrs Belshes of Edinburgh, and now presented to the Society, together with the Privateer's Autograph-Letter. (pp 391-2)
Swinton, Prof. A Campbell
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Notice of a Rare Medal of Provost Drummond of Edinburgh. Presented to the Society by George Sim. (pp 393-4)
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Notice respecting an Illuminated MS. On Vellum which formerly belonged to Mary, Queen of Scots, Communicated by Professor C Plazzi Smyth, through R M Smith, FSA Scot. (pp 394-403)
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Account of the Original Protest of the Bohemian Nobles against the Burning of John Huss, by the sentence of the Council of Constance, in 1415, preserved in the Library of the University of Edinburgh. (pp 408-24)
Small, John
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On the Use of Wine amongst the Lower Orders in Scotland in the Seventeenth Century. (pp 424-8)
Robertson, Joseph
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Notes on Clock and Watch Making; with Descriptions of several Antique Timekeepers deposited in the Museum. (pp 430-6)
Bryson, Alexander
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Notes on the Use of Wine, from the Accounts of the Burgh of Aberdeen. (pp 429-30)
Stuart, John
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Reference Notes to Plan and Views of Ancient Remains on the Summit of the Laws, Forfarshire. (pp 440-54)
Neish, James
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Concordia facta inter Anglicos et Scotos, 3d January 1322-3. Communicated in a Letter from Professor Munch to David Laing. (pp 454-62)
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On the Use of Bronze and Iron in Ancient Egypt, with reference to general Archaeology. (pp 464-5)
Rhind, A H
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Notice of Underground Chambers recently Excavated on the Hill of Cairn Conan, Forfarshire. (pp 465-71)
Stuart, John
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On the Connexion between Scotland and the Council of Constance in the Fifteenth Century. (pp 471-8)
Small, John
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Notes respecting a Bronze Tripod Vessel, with an Inscription, fount at Hexham, Illustrated by a Drawing and Cast of Inscription. (pp 478-80)
Fairless, W Dean
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Notice of a Cist opened on the Land of Roseisle, Morayshire; of Photo-Zincography as Applicable to Representation of Manuscripts, Seals, &c.; and on some Early Notices of Wheel Carriages used in the Streets of Edinburgh. (pp 490)
Innes, Cosmo
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On the Thule of the Ancients. (pp 491-503)
Fotheringham, W H
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Notice of Coffins (formed of Stone Slabs) found on the Farm of Milton, Haddingtonshire. (pp 503-6)
McCulloch, William T
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Index (pp 507-531)
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