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J Symington Grieve

551 126

Description J Symington Grieve

Date 1910 to 1935

Collection J Symington Grieve

Catalogue Number 551 126

Category All Other

Scope and Content A collection of notebooks with sketches, photographs and negatives reflecting Symington Grieve's interest in the archaeology and natural history of Argyll (in particular, Colonsay and Oronsay, 1913-25). Some of the material may have been used for Grieve's publication 'The Book of Colonsay and Oronsay'.

System of Arrangement The collection is divided into written material and photographs.

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 Symington Grieve (c.1849 - 1932) was a Scottish naturalist, antiquarian, and archaeologist, most notable for his studies of Mesolithic and Viking-era burials on the Scottish islands. He excavated shell-mounds at Caisteal nan Gillean in 1879 and 1882, recovering bone and stone tools, and additionally worked on studies of Mesolithic diets, the results of which helped shape ideas of the Mesolithic period in Scotland. He also oversaw the removal of unique Viking brooches from a ship burial on Oronsay to the National Museum of Scotland. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and wrote numerous articles and books on his excavations and studies, including his ultimate piece, "A Contribution to the History of Western Scotland by Symington Grieve: "The Book of Colonsay and Oronsay: Forty-four Years of Research and Discovery in Early Scoto-Irish, Norse, Icelandic, and Danish History. The First Discovery in Scotland of Remains of the Azilean Archæaological Period, the Rediscovery of the Lost Islands of Culenrigi and Toraighe, and Story of the Clan Cholla in Colonsay" (1923).

Accruals No further accruals are expected.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1176425

Collection Hierarchy - Collection Level

Collection Level (551 126) J Symington Grieve

Preview Category Catalogue Number Title Date Level
All Other E 67501 View of pier at old harbour, Keills, Knapdale 7/1926 Item Level
All Other E 67502 View of ruins of Columban Church, Eilean Mor, Sound of Jura 6/1925 Item Level
All Other E 67503 View of Old Cross, Eilean Mor, Sound of Jura 6/1925 Item Level
All Other E 67504 View of wall below the entrance to the pit at the Culdees cell (S E ) 6/1925 Item Level
All Other E 67507 View of piscina in wall of ruined Old Church Kildalton Islay 5/1925 Item Level
All Other E 67508 View of stone basin in upper cemetery at Nereabolls Rhinns Islay 5/1925 Item Level
All Other E 67512 View of ruined church, Kilchiaran Islay 5/1925 Item Level
All Other E 67509 View of stone basin in upper cemetery at Nereabolls Rhinns Islay 5/1925 Item Level
All Other E 67510 View of Kildalton Cross Islay c. 5/1925 Item Level
All Other E 67511 View of stone basin, Kilchiaran Islay 5/1925 Item Level
All Other E 67505 View of Corpach Cave, Jura - part of wreck lying on shore. c. 5/1925 Item Level
All Other E 67514 View of Corpach Cave, Jura 5/1925 Item Level
All Other E 67513/1 View of site - Cill Brogain nr Bridgend Islay 5/1925 Item Level
All Other E 67533 View of cupmarked stone, Kilchiaran Islay 5/1925 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98409 PO View of stone found near Manor Water, now in Chambers Museum Peebles 17/7/1935 Item Level
All Other E 67534 View of cupmarked stone in graveyard at Kilchiaran Islay 5/1925 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98397 PO J S Grieve and Miss Murphy beside well near ruined village on path to Coil a vara 7/1927 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98398 PO Clack mill near Coil a Vara Loch 8/7/1927 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98399 PO Clack mill near Coil a Vara Loch 8/7/1927 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98400 PO Holy water stone at St Columba's well Ellary 27/7/1927 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98401 PO View of St Columba's cave near Ellary, looking towards altar 27/7/1927 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98402 PO View of Kilmory Church c. 7/1927 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98407 PO Front view of ancient stone in Broughton churchyard with 3 large cup hollows on front, one on bottom, one on back c. 1928 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98408 PO View of inscribed stone with 5 hollows in Broughton churchyard 1928 Item Level

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