Research

9 December 2019
JRS and ORCA 2019 Survey day results

JRS and ORCA 2019 Survey day results

From Dan Lee at ORCA Here is the summary of the archive day, with some results and a timeline as it [...]

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16 April 2019
Clestrain Archive Research day

Clestrain Archive Research day

Sat 27th April 2019 10am – 3pm Orkney Library and Archive Join Dr Sarah Jane Gibbon for a day of researching the [...]

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26 March 2019

Article by Rognvald Boyd on John Rae

We have been sent an interesting article by a member, Rognvald Boyd. Here is an extract: “Dr. John Rae – commemorated on [...]

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14 June 2018
Sir John Richardson and Dr John Rae: Scottish Doctors and Explorers in Search of Franklin

Sir John Richardson and Dr John Rae: Scottish Doctors and Explorers in Search of Franklin

A talk by Adam Doskey, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignRoyal Hotel, Stromness Wednesday [...]

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19 January 2018
Book review - Finding John Rae

Book review - Finding John Rae

This book review was first published by the Ormsby Review on https://bcbooklook.com The bane of the British Admirality Finding John Rae is [...]

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6 February 2017
Surveyors Visit

Surveyors Visit

In January 2017 we paid for a structural survey of the Hall of Clestrain by Steve Wood of David Narro [...]

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6 February 2017
Planning Day

Planning Day

Hall of Clestrain planning workshop, 28th January 2017 On 28th January members of the John Rae Society’s Hall of Clestrain [...]

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18 December 2014
3D Scanning

3D Scanning

In spring 2014, Associate Professor Doug Pritchard of Heriot-Watt University visited Orkney as a guest of the Society. His task [...]

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30 May 2014
John Rae Biography

John Rae Biography

John Rae was born at the Hall of Clestrain, Orphir, on 30th September 1813; one of nine children. His [...]

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