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Bound journal of A O Curle (RCAHMS). Sutherland II.

MS 36/10

Description Bound journal of A O Curle (RCAHMS). Sutherland II.

Date 2/8/1909 to 6/10/1909

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number MS 36/10

Category Manuscripts

Scope and Content Daily journal with a detailed account of fieldwork in Sutherland, illustrated with sketches and photographs. Indexed by Curle. Bookplate. p1a photgraph of Bonar Bridge 2 Aug p1b cairns near Creich Manse and double enclosure at Little Swordale; p2 cairns in Swordale Wood; p3 hut circles in Market Park; p4 hut circles and crannog at the W end of Loch Migdale; 3 August p5 Loch Farlary hut circles; p10 cairns & hut cicles at Dremergid; 6 August p16 Lettie's Grave and two cairns nearby which Curle thought were similar to Lettie's Grave. 7-9 August p18 belfry at Clynekirkton church; cairnfield & hut circle Allt nam Ban; p19 hut circles & cairns Kintradwell; p20 Cos Ceumach souterrain (sketch plan); p21 Kintradwell settlement; p22 Kintradwell broch (photographs). 10 Aug p23 Helmsdale Castle; steatite cup from broch site at Helmsdale; p24 Caen Burn long cairn; 11 August p26 meeting with Dr Joass yielded information about artefacts; 12 Aug p27 Torboll cairns (photograph); p29 Torboll hut circles; p30 broch site in Strath Kildonan; p31 Dunrobin broch; p33 Backies broch; p34 Backies cave; Benbhraggie Wood chambered cairn (sketch plan); 16 Aug p35 cave east of Brora excavated by Joass from which half of an amber bead was obtained (not in Inv); p36 Uppat Wood hut circle (sketch plan); 17 Aug p38 site of former cross on rock face nr Suisgill Lodge; p39 Learable Hill standing stone with cross (photograph), stone rows (photograph), cairns, stone circle (plan) and cup-marked boulders (photographs); 18-19 Aug p44 Sciberscross sites: cist, cairns, hut circles, enclosures, stone circle (photographs & sketches); p56 Coich Burn broch; 20 Aug p59 Caisteal na Coille broch (photographs, sketch); 24 Aug p64 cairns along Strath Brora; Loch Brora broch; 25 Aug p66 cairns & hut circles in Strath Brora; p68 Allt nam Ban chambered cairn; 26 Aug p69 Salscraggie Lodge souterrain (plan); p70 Salscraggie long cairn; hut circles (photograph, sketches); 27 Aug p77 Kilphedir broch (plan, photograph); p79 Kilphedir hut circles & cairns; 31 Aug p86 standing stones in Glen Loth; Clach Mhic Mhios (photographs); p88 sites around Kinbrace; 2 Sept p90 more sites around Kinbrace including chambered cairns (photographs, sketch); 3 Sept p96 fortified enclosure at Dalnamain (Inv no 108, plan); p97 Dalnamain standing stone; p99 East Kinnauld broch (plan); 6 Sept p101 Carn Laggie chambered cairn; cairns and hut circles along the Carn Burn; 7 -15 Sept unwell 16 Sept p107 Suisgill broch (photograph) and souterrain (drawing); p110 Kildonan Burn cairns & hut circles; 17 Sept p116 Allt an Duin cairnfield; p117 Allt an Duin slag; Feranach broch (photograph, plan); p119 hut circle along the Frithe Burn; p120 Ben Griam Beg fort (photographs) and cairns; 20 Sept has acquired an assistant p124 Allt a Choire Mhoir settlement (sketch, photograph); p127 Kilearnan broch and long cairn; 21 Sept p128 hut circle at Aultcraggie; p129 natural boulder known as St Donnan's preaching stone; broch at Eldrable (photograph); 25 Sept p130 Carn Bran broch (sketch plan & photograph); p133 Loch Brora broch (sketch plan & photograph); 27 Sept p137 small cairns & hut circles at Forsinard (sketch); p139 The Borg broch (photograph); p140 Carn Liath fort at Bunahoun; p142 Trantlemore broch; cairns at Dalhalvaig (sketch); 28 Sept p147 Loch Mor broch; p148 cairns at Bowside; p149 Dail Teine (sketch); p151 Dail a' Bhaite hut circles (In no 230) (sketch); p154 cross slab at Strathy (Inv no 260; p155 Dun Mhairtein fort; p156 An Dun fort; An Tornaidh Bhuidhe fort; earth-house at Strathy; 29 Sept p157 hut circles & cairns around Bighouse Lodge (Inv 226); sketch plan); 30 Sept p160 fort at Duchary Rock (photographs); p162 remains of broch at Duchary (Inv no 28); p163 information from Dr Joass about earth-house; stone lamp destined for NMAS; p164 East Kinnauld fort; 2 Oct p167 hut circles & cairns in the Ardgay area; p168 Carn an fhitich; hut circles & cairns around Bonarbridge (sketch plan; Inv no 69); 4 Oct p175 hut circles and cairns around Migdale; p176 cross-slab at Creich kirkyard (Inv no 94; 5 Oct p178 Linsidemore stone circle (Inv no 92; photograph); p179 Invershin Mains standing stone (Inv no 96); Duffus Castle (Inv no100); p180 chambered cairn Invershin (Inv no 90); Invershin cairnfield; 6 Oct p181 Maikle. Items interleaved in journal: p16 photograph of Lettie's Grave; p44 photograph of Clach na h-Uaighe cross-slab; p60 photograph of Caisteal na Coille; p70 two photographs of hut circle; p86 letter to Curle from Joseph Anderson, 31 Aug 1909, anent stone rows, need for plans in the published report, Sir Arthur Mitchell's health; p86 photograph of stone rows; p106 letter to Curle from Joseph Anderson, 13 Sept 1909, anent hut circles, suggestion for site categories, structures in Norway; p108 photograph of Suisgill broch; p120 hand-written extract from book on vertebrate fauna in Caithness & Sutherland anent deer trap; p130 photograph of broch; p176 two letters to Curle from Charles D Bentinck, Spinningdale, 24 August and 22 September 1909. anent Achaidh chambered cairn measurements, stone lamp; Letter to Curle from Joseph Anderson, 6 August 1909, anent plans of hut circles, Mackenzie's hammerstone, holiday at Gullane; Letter to Curle from Margaret E B Simpson, HM Office of Works, 31 December 1934, thanking him on behalf of James Richardson for the loan of his journal.


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