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The Topography of Galloway

Nature volume 36, pages 337340 | Download Citation



SIR HERBERT MAXWELL will strike a sympathetic chord in the minds of many readers, who have not themselves time to search for the origin of place-names over which they have pondered, and perhaps speculated, without avail. We do not mean that the limited district so thoroughly sifted by Sir Herbert Maxwell affords illustrations for place-names everywhere, but his method of handling the subject serves as a model for the useful imitation of students in other districts where such a convenient hand-list is wanting.

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