An historical description of the Zetland Islands By Thomas Gifford, Esq;.

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Other titlesAn historical description of the Zetland Islands.
ContributionsGifford, Thomas, d. 1760.
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Paginationxviii,104p.,plate
Number of Pages104
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An historical description of the Zetland islands. Repr. Table of Contents. Other editions - View all. Historical Description of the Zetland Islands in the Year With an Thomas Gifford Full view - and for a description I cannot do better than quote the words of Mr Gifford of Busta, the able historian of his native county.

Description of the Islands of Orkney and Zetland. Reprinted from the Edition ofPublished Under the Superintendence of Sir R. Sibbald. (Paperback or Softback) by Monteith, Robert and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for an Historical Description of The Zetland Islands.

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Historical Description of the Zetland Islands in the Year With an Appendix of Illustrative Documents. Reprinted from the original edition published in Edinburgh: T. Stevenson. 14, 15, pp., folding map. An Historical Description of the Zetland Islands.

With a new introduction by Brian Smith, archivist, Shetland Author: Robert J. Theodoratus. Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.

Description of the Islands of Orkney and Zetland Item Preview remove-circle Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Addeddate Shetland Islands (shĕt`lənd), island group and council area ( est. pop. 22,), sq mi (1, sq km), extreme N Scotland, NE of the Orkney Islands Orkney Islands, archipelago and council area ( pop.

19,), sq mi ( sq km), N Scotland, consisting of about 70 islands in the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, N of Scottish mainland across the Pentland Firth. Thomas Gifford has 24 books on Goodreads with ratings.

Thomas Gifford’s most popular book is A Family Affair (Nero Wolfe, #46). (1) Description of the islands of Orkney and Zetland, Robert Monteith of Eglisha and Gairsa, edited by Sir Robert Sibbald, (2) An Etymological Dictionary of the Norn Language, Jakob Jakobsen.

London, (3) A Brief Description of Orkney, Zetland, etc. Rev. John Brand, Edinburgh, (4) S.S.P.C.K. General Committee Minutes, 1/1. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for A View of the Ancient and Present State of the Zetland Islands: An Including Their Civil, Political by Arthur Edmondston (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay.

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Entitled The Shetland Isles, the book looks at a variety of historical, geographical and cultural aspects of the islands, and is at the same time both scholarly and accessible to the general reader.

With a similar content and equally well written is the publication just titled Shetland in the David and Charles Islands series by local writer. Description of the Islands of Orkney and Zetland Reprinted from the Edition ofPublished Under the Superintendence of Sir R.

Sibbald. - Scholar's Choice Edition by Robert Monteith,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Zetland synonyms, Zetland pronunciation, Zetland translation, English dictionary definition of Zetland. n the official name of Shetland n. Shetland wool. Those who have visited the Zetland Islands, are familiar with the description of castles called by the inhabitants Burghs.

Zetland Islands synonyms, Zetland Islands pronunciation, Zetland Islands translation, English dictionary definition of Zetland Islands. An archipelago of northern Scotland in. Dictionary entry overview: What does Zetland mean.

• ZETLAND (noun) The noun ZETLAND has 1 sense. an archipelago of about islands in the North Atlantic off the north coast of Scotland Familiarity information: ZETLAND used as a noun is very rare.

Shetland: Descriptive and Historical By Robert Cowie () HISTORY CONTINUED. Social State of Shetland in former Times—The Old Udallers— Early Oppression, &c.—Udallers sell their Lands—Large Estates formed—Change from Udal to Feudal System— George Buchanan’s Description—Udallers after the Time of the Stewarts—Description of Robert Monteith—Language.

Lawrence John Lumley Dundas, 2nd Marquess of Zetland, KG, GCSI, GCIE, PC, JP, DL (11 June – 6 February ), styled Lord Dundas until and Earl of Ronaldshay between andwas a British Conservative politician. An expert on India, he served Nationality: British.

Title: Description of the Islands of Orkney and Zetland Reprinted from the edition ofpublished under the superintendence of Sir R. Sibbald. Publisher: British Library, Historical Print Editions The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom.

It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over million items in all known languages and formats: books Author: Robert Monteith, Robert Sibbald.

GIFFORD, Thomas of Busta "An Historical Description of the Zetland Islands in the yearwith an appendix of illustrative documents ". Edinburgh, T.G. Stevenson (), ASIN: BB; Reprinted by and for J.

Nichols (), ASIN: BT5LS. Gifford, Thomas, Historical description of the Zetland Islands in the year (Edinburgh, T. Stevenson, ) (page images at HathiTrust) Gifford, Tom: Anglers and muscleheads. (New York, Dutton, ) (page images at HathiTrust) Gifford, W.: Plays; (London, Washbourne, ), also by Philip Massinger (page images at HathiTrust).

Get this from a library. A topographical dictionary of Scotland: comprising the several counties, islands, cities, burgh and market towns, parishes, and principal.

Media: DATA CD - 1 CD ( pages) Author: J. Brand Year: (, ) Publisher: ScotPress This work first appeared inand was was so popular that it was reprinted just two years later. It was written by a clergyman of the Church of Scotland who had been sent to these then-remote islands to investigate their religious and moral state.

Meanwhile, Captain Beechey visited the islands in the "Blossom," assigned names to some of them, and published a description of their features.

0 init.) between the'Os/3poi of, say, Herodotus and the language of Iguviuin, of which we may now offer some description, using the term Umbrian strictly in this sense. He was Lord Lieutenant of Orkney & Zetland, MP for Richmond () and MP for Stirling ().

He was succeeded by his eldest son Lawrence. In return for providing financial assistance to the Duke & Duchess of Kent, the future Queen Victoria's parents, the 2nd Lord Dundas () was created the 1st Earl of Zetland in An historical description of the Zetland islands () Gifford, Thomas The Cavanaugh quest (UK ) Gifford, William The Baviad, a paraphrastic imitation of the first satire of Persius () The Mæviad (a poem) () The satires of D.

Juvenalis tr. In Correspondence: Our Martyrs of The Sixteenth Century. An original article from The Rambler, by Monteith, Robert and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Book Zetland Country House Hotel, Cashel on Tripadvisor: See traveler reviews, 37 candid photos, and great deals for Zetland Country House Hotel, ranked #1 of 1 hotel in Cashel and rated of 5 at Tripadvisor/5().

Sibbald (Ed.), Description of the Islands of Orkney and Zetland: with Mapps from them, done from the Accurat Observation of the most Learned who lived in these Cited by: 1.

On the Agriculture of the Islands of Orkney: Authoritative articles by Robert Pringle and Thomas Farral. Published in in the Transaction of the Highland Society 4, vi, ppl, Summers and Winters in Orkney: by Daniel Gorrie. Due to building in stone on virtually treeless islands—a practice dating to at least the early Neolithic Period—Shetland is extremely rich in physical remains of the prehistoric era, and there are over 5, archaeological sites.

A midden site at West Voe on the south coast of Mainland, dated to – BC, has provided the first evidence of Mesolithic human activity in Shetland. The following documents illustrative of the Oppressions of Orkney and Zetland in the Sixteenth century, are now for the first time presented to the public, and have been carefully transcribed from the original MSS., or from contemporary and authentic copies.

The First Articlis given in against Lord Robert Stuart of Orkney, 16th Decemberare printed from an official copy of the same. Rev John Brand -A Brief Description of Orkney, Zetland (a religious outlook but very interesting).

Robert Cowie -Shetland: Descriptive and Historical (this is a great graduation thesis). Gilbert Goudie -The Celtic and Scandinavian Antiquities of Shetland (essential reading).

A Study of the Development of General Practice in the Scottish Islands. Historical Description of the Zetland Islands. The Ancient & Present Stöto of Orkney.

Privately Published: Book of the Balfour Hospital : Richard A. Collacott. Page 1 of 3 - Zetland - posted in History & Culture: I’m putting my integrity on the line here but I was once told (by a pretty reliable source) that the term “Zetland†was actually a spelling mistake that happened to stick.

I can’t remember the ins and outs of the story but I think it goes that when Shetland passed from Norwegian to Scottish hands something got lost in. Excerpt.

That long, narrow, and irregular island, usually called the mainland of Zetland, because it is by far the largest of that Archipelago, terminates, as is well known to the mariners who navigate the stormy seas which surround the Thule of the ancients, in a cliff of immense height, entitled Sumburgh-Head, which presents its bare scalp and naked sides to the weight of a tremendous surge 4/5(1).

A view of the ancient and present state of the Zetland Islands Edmondston, Biot & Saxby, Jessie M. E. The home of a naturalist Edmondston, Eliza Sketches and tales of the Shetland Islands Edmondston, Thomas An etymological glossary of the Shetland and Orkney dialect (Philol.

Soc.).

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