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TITLE
Hugh Miller (1802-56), Scottish geologist and writer
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_222
PLACENAME
Cromarty
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Cromarty
PERIOD
1850s
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11294
KEYWORDS
Cromarty
geology
Hugh Miller (1802-56), Scottish geologist and writer

Hugh Miller, Scottish geologist and writer. Born in Cromarty in 1802, Miller was a stonemason to trade. He went on to become a prolific writer and journalist, combining his religious beliefs with a passion for geology and folklore. His knowledge of geology was a result of a childhood spent wandering the countryside and shorelines of Easter Ross.
Miller's work was admired by contemporary scientists and writers like Darwin and Huxley, Dickens and Ruskin. His relatively short life came to an end in 1856 with his apparent suicide


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Hugh Miller (1802-56), Scottish geologist and writer

ROSS: Cromarty

1850s

Cromarty; geology

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

Hugh Miller, Scottish geologist and writer. Born in Cromarty in 1802, Miller was a stonemason to trade. He went on to become a prolific writer and journalist, combining his religious beliefs with a passion for geology and folklore. His knowledge of geology was a result of a childhood spent wandering the countryside and shorelines of Easter Ross. <br /> Miller's work was admired by contemporary scientists and writers like Darwin and Huxley, Dickens and Ruskin. His relatively short life came to an end in 1856 with his apparent suicide <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.<br />