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Thirty-three sketches in ink and drawings in colours of places

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MS. Top. Orkney b. 1

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Thirty-three sketches in ink and drawings in colours of places (villages, antiquities, etc.) chiefly in the Orkney islands, with a few in the Shetland islands and Arran: stated to be all by the rev. George Low (some of the sketches are signed by him), in about 1774. A letter about them by Joseph Anderson of Edinburgh, June 30, 1881, is at fol. 2.

Dates

  • Painted or drawn in about A.D. 1774 by G. Low

Extent

25 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Orkney b. 1, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Top. Orkney b. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19506

Abstract

Thirty-three sketches in ink and drawings in colours of places

Biographical / Historical

Reverend George Low (1746-1795) was a naturalist.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, no. 32961

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Bodleian 19. 12. 1900 at Sotheby's sale (lot 693).

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

19 1/4 × 12 3/4 in.
Title
Thirty-three sketches in ink and drawings in colours of places
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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