Celtic element in old Inverness

(Paper read before a joint meeting of the Gaelic Society of InvernessBranch of the Historical Association of Scotland, 27th March, 1913). by William Mackay in Inverness

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Reprinted from the Northern Chronicle.

ContributionsGaelic Society of Inverness., Historical Association of Scotland. InvernessBranch.
The Physical Object
Pagination22 p.
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19733792M

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