'Journal of an expedition to Shetland in 1834' and 'Journal of a visit to & residence in the Shetland Islands in 1832', by Edward Charlton, Medical Doctor; both written up in 1843. Edit




  • 1832-1834. (Creation)


  • 229 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1943, by A W Johnston, The Viking Society.

  • Arrangement

    vii folios + 416 pages + xiv plates.

    The journal of 1832 begins on page 209.

  • Scope and Contents

    The work describes the scenery, natural history, customs, history, superstitions, and antiquities of Zetland, and is illustrated by water-colours and pencil drawings by the author, T M Richardson (perhaps the Younger), George Richardson, and others.

    An obituary notice of Edward Charlton has been inserted at the end.

  • Bibliography

    Extracts from the journal of 1832 are published in ‘Old Lore Miscellany of Orkney, Shetland, Caithness, and Sutherland’, ‘The Viking Club’ (later Society), volumes iii-iv, vi-viii (1910-1920), and the whole of that of 1834 in volumes ix-x (1933-1946).