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Letter to Joseph Anderson from Rev J M Joass. Contents include description and sketches of Nybster Broch (ND36SE 4) and of painted pebbles from Wester Broch (ND35NW 4) and Road Broch (ND36SW 1) from t ...

MS 28/470/1

Description Letter to Joseph Anderson from Rev J M Joass. Contents include description and sketches of Nybster Broch (ND36SE 4) and of painted pebbles from Wester Broch (ND35NW 4) and Road Broch (ND36SW 1) from the excavations of Sir Francis Tress Barry.

Date 30/9/1895

Collection Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Catalogue Number MS 28/470/1

Category Manuscripts

Copies SC 356518, DP 030474

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/36895

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