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J Harrison Maxwell

551 125

Description J Harrison Maxwell

Date 1898 to 1958

Collection J Harrison Maxwell

Catalogue Number 551 125

Category All Other

Scope and Content Collection of photographs and drawings, plans and notes of excavations and investigations: Ferniegair burials and cists, 1936, Keil Cave, 1933-4, Roughrigg flint saw, 1941, Patrickholm cists, 1947, Cultoquhey chambered cairn, 1957, and Monzie standing stone (Witches Stone), 1958. The collection also includes earlier lantern slides from William Donnelly's excavations of a crannog at Dumbuck, on the Clyde, in 1898, of Old Kilpatrick crannog, 1898, and Auchengaich shielings, 1901. Also, papers compiled by Mr J Harrison Maxwell on archaeological sites consisting of handwritten notes with sketches, newscuttings, notebooks with information on various Scottish Roman sites, typewritten report on a bronze age cemetery at Springhill Farm, Baillieston, City of Glasgow, by J Harrison Maxwell, photographs of food vessel from cist at Springhill Farm, Baillieston, City of Glasgow, drawing of bone tool from East Anglia by J Harrison Maxwell. Photograph, by The Perthshire Advertiser, of J Harrison Maxwell examining a cup-marked rock at Connachan, Perth and Kinross. A collection of offprints of articles on archaeological subjects by J Harrison Maxwell, 1934-9. Subjects include: 'A bronze age cemetery at Springhill Farm, Baillieston, near Glasgow'; 'The vitrified fort on Eilean Buidhe, Kyles of Bute'. Bound as one volume for J N G Ritchie, 1974.

Archive History The collection comprises several accessions. The initial deposit (Acc No 1973/14) was probably received following Harrison Maxwell’s death in 1971. Subsequent accessions are: Acc No 2001/145 (Springhill and other papers, gifted by E Bruce); Acc No 2002/224 (Connachan photograph, unknown source, received prior to 1995, accessioned in retrospect) and Acc No 2005/37 (bound offprints, collected and donated by Dr J N G Ritchie, 11 April 2005).

System of Arrangement The initial accession is arranged by site. Subsequent accessions have not yet been catalogued.

Access Conditions Open, but note that access may be subject to conservation requirements. Please contact the archive to confirm access in advance of a visit.

Administrative History J Harrison Maxwell, archaeologist (d.1971), who carried out excavations of a number of sites in Argyll, around Glasgow, and in Perthshire, including: Ferniegair (1936), Keil Cave (1933-4), Patrickholm (1947), Cultoquhey (1957), and Monzie (1958).

Accruals No accruals are expected.


Collection Hierarchy - Collection Level

Collection Level (551 125) J Harrison Maxwell

Preview Category Catalogue Number Title Date Level
All Other 551 125/10 Excavation of the Patrickholm Quarry cists 1947 Sub-Group Level
All Other 551 125/2 Old Kilpatrick crannog 1898 Sub-Group Level
All Other 551 125/8 Roughriggs Reservoir saw 1941 Sub-Group Level
All Other 551 125/5 Keil Cave 1933 Sub-Group Level
All Other 551 125/11 Cultoquhey chambered cairn 1957 Sub-Group Level
All Other 551 125/12 Monzie, Witches' Stone 1958 Sub-Group Level
All Other 551 125/7 Achinchanter 1939 Sub-Group Level
All Other 551 125/9 Invergloy bloomery 1944 Sub-Group Level
All Other 551 125/4 Notebook 1933 Sub-Group Level
All Other 551 125/1 Excavations at Dumbuck crannog 1898 Sub-Group Level
All Other 551 125/3 Auchengaich Burn 1901 Sub-Group Level
All Other 551 125/6 Ferniegair cists 1936 Sub-Group Level
All Other 551 125/13 Eilean Righ, Craignish Sub-Group Level

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