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Papers of J Symington Grieve, archaeologist, Edinburgh, Scotland

551 126

Description Papers of J Symington Grieve, archaeologist, Edinburgh, Scotland

Date 1910 to 1935

Collection Papers of J Symington Grieve, archaeologist, Edinburgh, Scotland

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) Papers of J Symington Grieve, archaeologist, Edinburgh, Scotland

Preview Category Catalogue Number Title Date 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
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 G 98403 PO View of items from 9-10th century Viking burials discovered at Kiloran Bay Colonsay c. 1923 Item Level
All Other G 98404 PO View of items from 9-10th century Viking burials discovered at Kiloran Bay Colonsay c. 1923 Item Level
All Other G 98405 PO View of items from 9-10th century Viking burials discovered at Kiloran Bay Colonsay c. 1923 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98387 PO Eileach an Naoimh - view of ruins of old Lime Kiln 13/7/1926 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98388 PO Eileach an Naoimh - graveyard and ruins of Old Church 13/7/1926 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98389 PO Eileach an Naoimh - view of Symington Grieve beside St Eithne's grave c. 7/1926 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98390 PO Keills Church - stone called Ballan Steaglish 6/7/1926 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98391 PO Keills Church - view from cross with Loch na Cille in background 6/7/1926 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98392 PO Keills Church - view of church ruins 6/1926 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98393 PO Keills Church - view of the cross 6/7/1926 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98374 PO Detail of stone above doorway at Killineuair Church with inscription 9/1929 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98406 PO View of spindle whorls and items found near Kiloran Bay Colonsay c. 1923 Item Level
All Other G 98371 PO View of cross at Kilmory from west showing crucifixion 1924 Batch Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98372 PO View of cross at Kilmory from east faintly showing kilted figure, dogs and stag c. 1924 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images G 98373 PO Detail of stone above doorway at Killineuair Church with inscription 9/1929 Item Level

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