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Letter from J M Joass to Dr J Anderson, 30 September 1895, describing excavations at Nybster Broch, Caithness and illustrating painted pebbles found at Wester Broch and Road Broch from the excavations ...

SC 356518

Description Letter from J M Joass to Dr J Anderson, 30 September 1895, describing excavations at Nybster Broch, Caithness and illustrating painted pebbles found at Wester Broch and Road Broch from the excavations of Sir Francis Tress Barry.

Date 30/9/1895

Collection Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Catalogue Number SC 356518

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of MS 28/470/1

Scope and Content Letter from J Joass to J Anderson, 30 September 1895, describing excavations at Nybster Broch, Caithness and illustrating painted pebbles found at various sites Sir Francis Tress Barry (1825-1907) excavated over 30 archaeological sites in Caithness between 1890 and 1906. This is a particularly fine example of an illustrated letter, and shows a selection of painted pebbles found in his excavations. Barry recognised that he did not have detailed archaeological knowledge and relied on help and advice from others, including the Reverend J Joass, an antiquarian from Golspie and the author of this letter. Sir Francis Tress Barry was MP for Windsor, Berkshire between 1890 and 1906. He had enjoyed a distinguished diplomatic and business career, and began to take an active interest in archaeology after his purchase of Keiss Castle, Caithness in 1890. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Accession Number 1975/12

External Reference SAS 470

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/356518

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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