Notice of Letters addressed to Captain Shand, R.A., by Professor Thorkelin and General Robert Melvill, on Roman Antiquities in the North of Scotland, 1788-1790
Original documents, Camp, Cartography, Roads, Sheep
Glenmailen, Ythan Wells, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK, Denmark
1798, 1788, 1790, Eighteenth century, Roman
The article contains a transcription of the epitaph of Alexander Shand (d.1803), a contemporary of General William Roy who worked with him on his map of Scotland in the 18th century. Also included are some letters relating to the discovery of the Roman camp at Glenmailen and his correspondence with a Danish scholar, Professor Grimm Thorkelin, about the construction of roads and the breeds of sheep found in Denmark.