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TITLE
Robert Dick's House, Thurso, 1981
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_CAIMS_PHO178
PLACENAME
Thurso
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Falconer Walters
SOURCE
Caithness Horizons
ASSET ID
778
KEYWORDS
houses
geologists
botanists
Robert Dick's House, Thurso, 1981

Photograph of the house in Thurso which belonged to Robert Dick.

Robert Dick (January 1811 to 24 December 1866) was a Scottish geologist and botanist who was born at Tullibody in Clackmannanshire. In 1830 he followed his father who had been posted to Thurso and there he set up a baker's shop. Working hard to make a living as a baker he continued to collect plants and study the geology of northern Scotland. He corresponded with, and was visited by, eminent botanists and geologists and formed a particular friendship with the geologist Hugh Miller.

After his death in 1866 a memorial obelisk was erected in Thurso Cemetery to celebrate his life and work.


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Robert Dick's House, Thurso, 1981

CAITHNESS: Thurso

1980s

houses; geologists; botanists

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons

Photograph of the house in Thurso which belonged to Robert Dick. <br /> <br /> Robert Dick (January 1811 to 24 December 1866) was a Scottish geologist and botanist who was born at Tullibody in Clackmannanshire. In 1830 he followed his father who had been posted to Thurso and there he set up a baker's shop. Working hard to make a living as a baker he continued to collect plants and study the geology of northern Scotland. He corresponded with, and was visited by, eminent botanists and geologists and formed a particular friendship with the geologist Hugh Miller.<br /> <br /> After his death in 1866 a memorial obelisk was erected in Thurso Cemetery to celebrate his life and work. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: joannehowdle@caithnesshorizons.co.uk">Caithness Horizons</a><br />