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Volume 9 (1870-72) - Table of Contents

Preliminaries - vol ix part i
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Preliminaries - vol ix part ii
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Meeting minutes (pp 1-12)
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Additional Notice of the Manuscripts of Fordun's Chronicle. (pp 13-24)
Skene, William F
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Notes of Early Monumental Art in the West Highlands. (pp 24-8)
Drummond, James
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On the Round Castles and Ancient Dwellings of the Valley of the Forth, and its Tributary the Teith. (pp 29-44)
MacLagan, Miss C
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Notes on the Shell Heaps near Inveravon, Linlithgowshire. (pp 45-52)
Grieve, David
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Notice of the Excavation of the Pictish Towers at Cinntrolla, Carnliath, and Craig-Carril in Sutherland, with Notes on Neighbouring Brochs; and an appended Report by T. Aitken, M.D., F.A.S.L., Inverness, on the Crania found in and about them. (pp 60)
Joass, Rev. J M
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Notice of the Brochs or Round Towers of Orkney, with Plans, Sections, and Drawings, and Tables of Measurements of Orkney and Shetland Brochs. (pp 60)
Petrie, George
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Observations on the Value of Rubbings in the Preparation of Monumental Drawings (Illustrated by Drawings, Rubbings of Slabs, Rock-Sculpture, &c.). (pp 60-71)
White, T P
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Note of a Donation of Four Sculptured Stones from Monifieth, Forfarshire. (pp 71-7)
Neish, James
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Descriptive List of Antiquities near Loch Etive, Argyllshire, consisting of Vitrified Forts, Cairns, Circles, Crannogs, &c.,; with some Remarks on the Growth of Peat. (pp 81-106)
Smith, R Angus
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Notice of Ancient 'Feeding-Bottles' for Infants (one containing Remains of Milk, recently Presented to the Museum of the Society; with Notes of the Discovery of similar Vessels in Gallo-Roman Graves, and Instances of their Occurrence in England. (pp 106-16)
Smith, John Alexander
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Additional Note on Easter Island, on the Discovery of Carved Planks of Toro-Miro Wood. (pp 116-8)
Dundas, Colin M
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Notes on Materials found in a Kitchen Midden at Hillswick, Shetland, with special reference to Long-Handled Combs. (pp 118-51)
Coughtrey, Millen
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Note of the Excavation of some Tumuli at Melville Moor. (pp 151-3)
Brodie, Rev. Jas.
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Notice of the Gallow Hill, Auchterless, and of Circular Foundations and Tumuli, and various Relics discovered there. (pp 157-61)
Forrest, James
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Notice of the Shingled Roof of the Tower of the Canongate Tolbooth, Edinburgh. (pp 162-7)
Smith, John Alexander
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Notices from Original Documents relating to John Anysley, Constable of Norham Castle, Prisoner in Scotland in 1514, and of his Murder on his Journey to England in that Year. (pp 167-73)
Peacock, Edward
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Notes of Stone Celts found in Glenshee, Forfarshire, 1870; and of Clay Cones (Loom Weights) found at Ravensby, Parish of Barrie, Forfarshire. (pp 174-6)
Neish, James
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Note on the Sculptured Stone, with Spectacle Ornament, recently discovered at Bilton, Yorkshire. (A Cst of the Stone was Exhibited.) (pp 177)
Raine, James
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Notes of a Roman Sculptured Stone recently discovered at Cumbernauld, and of an Inscribed Stone at Stirling, &c. (With Photograph and Copy of the Inscription) (pp 178-9)
MacLagan, Miss C
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Notice of a Collection of Antiquities in Stone and Bronze found under Blairdrummond Moss. (pp 179)
Drummond, the Late Henry Home
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Notice of a Highland Target, having Embossed upon it the Cognisance of the Lord of the Isles. (pp 185-9)
Drummond, James
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Notice of a Cinerary Urn, containing a small sized Urn (in which were the Bones of a Child), discovered in Fifeshire; with Notes of similar small and cup-like Vessels, in the Museum of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. (pp 189-207)
Smith, John Alex.
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Present Condition of Lindores Abbey. (pp 208-12)
Laing, Alexander
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Notice of Excavations in a Broch and adjacent Tumuli near Levenwick, in the Parish of Dunrossness, Zetland. (pp 212-9)
Goudie, Gilbert
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Edinburgh in Early Times: with Illustrations. (The Prefatory Notices continued. The Early Views, both North and South, of the City.) (pp 223)
Laing, David
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Note of the Opening of a Group of Cists near Lauder. (pp 223-7)
Rosehill, Right Hon Lord
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The Ecclesiastical Antiquities of the District of Kintyre in Argyllshire. (pp 227-30)
White, T P
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Notice of a Long Cairn, enclosing Two Parallel Rows of Cists, on the Cuff Hill, near Beith, Ayrshire; with Notes by Dr Speirs, of Beith, on the Human Remains found in it, and now Presented to the Museum. (pp 231-3)
Patrick, R W Cochrane
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Notice of a Compressed Skull and some Specimens of Ancient Pottery from Peru, Exhibited to the Society. (pp 233)
Alexander, J E
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Notice of some Peruvian Antiquities obtained from a Burial-Mound at Arica. (With Photographs) (pp 234-8)
Acland, Rev. C L
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Remains of Early Antiquties, in and on the Borders of the Parish of Urquhart, Elgin, including Hut circles, Kitchen Middens, Stone Cists with Urns, Stone Weapons, &c., &c. (pp 250-63)
Morrison, Rev. James
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Note on the supposed 'Charter Chest of Johnny Faa' and its Contents - Probably the Official Box and Plates, with Trade Marks of the incorporation of Pewterers of Edinburgh. (pp 264-8)
Smith, John Alexander
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Notice of the Contents of an Urn found at Murthly, Perthshire. (pp 268-9)
Mitchell, Arthur
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Notice of Cists and Urns recently found at Ardoe, near Aberdeen. In a Letter to John Stuart, LL.D., Sec. (pp 269-71)
Ogston, A
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Notice of Coins recently found in Scotland. (pp 271-3)
Sim, George
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Notices regarding the Antiquites of Cullen, in Banffshire - its Castle Hill, and Parish Church, &c. (pp 274-83)
Jervise, Andrew
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Notes of some Recent Excavations in the Island of Unst, Shetland, and of the Collection of Stone Vessels, Implements, &c., thus obtained for the Society's Museum. (pp 283-7)
Edmonston, Thomas
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Note of a very Rare Type of the Half-Plack of James VI. (pp 287-8)
Patrick, R W Cochran
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Notes on Ancient Pipe-Heads - 'Elfin Pipes.' (pp 288-91)
Gibson, W G
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Notice of an Ancient Structure near Glenalmond. (pp 291-2)
Hannah, Rev. J
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Notice of the Excavation of the Brochs of Yarhouse, Brounaben, Old Stirkoke, Bowermadden, and Dunbeath, in Caithness; with Remarks on the Period of the Brochs; and an Appendix, containing a List of Brochs in Scotland, and Early Notices of many of them (with Plans, &c.) (pp 292)
Anderson, Joseph
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Notes on the Excavation of 'Kenny's Cairn,' on the Hill of Bruan; Carn Righ, year Yarhouse; the Warth Hill Cairn, Duncansbay; and several smaller Sepulchral Cairns in Caithness. (pp 292-6)
Anderson, Joseph
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Notice of the Discovery of Remains of the Elk (Cercus Alces, Linn., Alces Malchis, Gray), in Berwickshire; with Notes of its occurrence in the British Islands, more partiuclarly in Scotland, &c. (pp 297-345)
Smith, John Alexander
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Note of the Remains of the Irish Elk (Megacceros Hibernicus), found in Scotland. (pp 345-50)
Smith, John Alexander
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Notices of Three Churches in North Uist, Benbecula, and Grimsay, said to have been built in the Fourteenth Century. (With Plans and Drawings.) (pp 368)
Thomas, F W L
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Notes on the Crannogs and Lake Dwellings of Wigtownshire. (pp 368-78)
Wilson, George
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Notes relating to Dunsinnane Hill. (pp 378-80)
Brown, Rev. Thomas
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An Inquiry as to the Birthplace of St Patrick. (pp 384)
Turner, J H
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Notices of some Antiquities recently discovered in North Ayrshire. (pp 385-7)
Patrick, R W Cochrane
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Notice of Audun, an old Caledonian Fort on Benledi (pp 387-8)
Alexander, James Edward
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Notes of the Examination of a Crannog in the Black Loch, anciently called 'Loch Inch-Cryndil,' Wigtownshire. (pp 388-92)
Dalrymple, Charles E
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Descriptive List of Antiquities near Loch Etive. (pp 396-418)
Smith, R Angus
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Notice of Himalayan and Kabyle Brooches, and the Mode of Wearing them. (pp 419-21)
Simpson, William
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Notice of the Discovery of Eight Silver Rings or Ancient Wrist or Ankle Rings, in Cists near Rattar, Dunnet, Caithness. (pp 422-8)
Campbell, Robert
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Notice of Bronze Celts or Axe Heads, which have apparently been Tinned; also of Bronze Weapons and Armlets, found along with portions of Metallic Tin near Elgin in 1868. (pp 428-43)
Smith, John Alexander
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Notice of the probable Author of the Unpublished History of Scotland, erroneously attributed to Bishop Elphinstone of Aberdeen. (pp 447-51)
Skene, William F
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Notice of a Cross-Shaft at Arthurlee, Renfrewshire. (pp 451-2)
Cooke, T Etherington
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On the Discovery of a Kitchen-Midden on Inchkeith. (pp 452-5)
Grieve, David
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Notice of an Underground Structure recently discovered on the Farm of Mickle Kinord, Aberdeenshire. (pp 455-7)
Michie, Rev. J G
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Notice of a Runic Door from Iceland, ornamented with Carved Dragons and a scene representing the Slaying of a Dragon. With Engravings of the Door. (pp 458)
Stephens, George
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Notice of a Number of Circular Stone Huts, surrounded by a Thick Stone Wall, enclosing one and half acres, called the Harefaulds, in Lauder Parish, Berwickshire. (pp 465-72)
Home, David Milne
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Notice of the Runic Ring recently found in Cramond Churchyard. (pp 458)
Stephens, George
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Notice of Two Pieces of Roman Sculpture found at Arniebog, Dumbartonshire, in June 1868 (With Photogrphs of the Sculptures.) (pp 472-81)
Buchanan, John
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Notice of the Fabric of St Vigeans Church, Forfarshire; with Notice and Photographs of Early Sculptured Stones recently Discovered there, &c. (pp 481-98)
Duke, Rev. William
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Notice of a Collection of Flint Implements found in the neighbourhood of Fordun, Kincardineshire, now presented to the Museum. (pp 499-503)
Brodie, Rev. James
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Notice of a Highland Powder Horn, having on it the Monogram of Sir George Mackenzie; with some Remarks on Highland Costume. (The Horn, with others of various kinds, was exhibited.) (pp 503)
Drummond, James
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Notice of Permission given at Paris to John Acheson to make Dies with the Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots, 21st October 1553, and to Nicolas Emery to make a Die for Jettons, with the Arms, &c., of the Queen of Scots, from a Register preserved at Paris. (pp 506-7)
Franks, Augustus W
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Notes of Coins recently found in various parts of Scotland. (pp 508-12)
Sim, George
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Notices of some Iron Relics found in Carluke Parish. (pp 512-7)
Ranken, W R
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Notes of Two Stone Cists at Carsecreugh, in the Parish of Old Luce, Wigtownshire. (pp 517-8)
Wilson, Rev. George
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Description by Ahmed Ibn-Fozlan (an eye-witness) of the Ceremonies attending the Incremation of the Dead Body of a Norse Chief, written in the early part of the Tenth Century. Translated from Holmboe's Danish Version of the Arabic Original, with Notes on the Origin of Cremation, and its Continuance. (pp 518-31)
Anderson, Joseph
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Notice of a Silver Chain or Girdle, the property of Thomas Simson, of Blainslie, Esq., Berwickshire; another, in the possession of the University of Aberdeen; and of other Ancient Scottish Silver Chains. (pp 532)
Smith, John Alexander
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Notice of an Original Privy Seal Document relating to the Invasion of Scotland by King Henry the Seventh, in the Year M.CCCC.XCVII. (The Document itself was exhibited) (pp 540-7)
Laing, David
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Note of a curious Carved Bone Object found at Fortrie, Ellon, Aberdeenshire. (pp 547)
Stuart, John
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Results of Excavations at the Broch of Burrian, North Ronaldshay, during the Summers of 1870 and 1871. (pp 547)
Traill, William
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Notes (accompanied by Plans and Sketches) regarding the 'Picts House' or Underground Chamber at Tealing, Forfarshire. (pp 548)
Jervise, Andrew
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Notes on the Evidence of Spinning and Weaving in the Brochs or Pictish Towers supplied by the Stone Whorls and the Long-handled 'Broch Combs' found in them. (pp 548-61)
Anderson, Joseph
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Notices of Major-General William Roy, from the Parish Registers of Carluke and other sources. (pp 562-6)
Ranken, D R
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Descriptive Catalogue of the Roman Consular and Family Coins (Denarii) in the Cabinets of the Museum of the Society. (pp 566)
Sim, George
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Note on a Bronze Patella, having an Anglo-Saxon Inscription on the Handle, found at Friar's Carse, Dumfriesshire. (pp 567-8)
Carr, Ralph
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Inscribed Stones at Kirkmadrine, in the Parish of Stoneykirk, County of Wigtown. (pp 568-86)
Mitchell, Arthur
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Notes on the Ancient Cattle of Scotland: I. The Small Short-horned Ox, Bos Longifrons, Owen; II. The Great Long-horned Ox; the Urus, Bos Primigenius, Bojanus and Owen. (pp 587-674)
Smith, John Alexander
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Additional Note to Communication on 'The Antiquities of Cullen in Banffshire' (see page 274) (pp 674)
Jervise, Andrew
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Index (pp 675-702)
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