Q U I V I S
Whoever, whatever tickles my fancy.
Quivis now focuses on
my LINKLATER forebears, including Boissard,
Soundy, Melville, Bell,
Irvine, McLelland, Flint,
and Roxburgh. General background and historical information
on Orkney has its own section; see next panel. My
paternal grandfather and great-grandfather have sections to themselves - see panels below.
ORKNEY now has its own separate section.
In order to make navigation simpler I have separated the genealogical
stuff about Linklater (see previous panel) from the more general Orkney topographical
and historical pages which now have their own menu. See
Orkney Timeline summarizes major events in Orkney over the last
380 million years to the present. It is an A6 booklet, i.e. fourteen
A5 sheets printed both sides which, folded in half, form a pocket-sized
booklet of 56 pps plus illustrated cover. An A4 map with the principle sites mentioned in the text is included. Costs five quid if you know what that is. If not, click the image for enlightenment!
The Life of Captain ARTHUR DAVID
LINKLATER [b.1879 d.1955], my grandfather, together with his
Sailing Journals covering three voyages as an apprentice aboard
the barque ‘BRITISH PRINCESS’ 1895-1900.
There is a lot of background information on the great age of sail, pilotage
of the River Hooghli, Cape Horn, a nautical glossary and much else besides.
As the Journals are unpublished, access to the bulk of them is restricted
to immediate family.
Documents in my possession relating to
the Island of HERM under the ownership of JAMES
STEVENS LINKLATER from 1884-9. James Stevens Linklater [b.1850
d.1899] was Arthur David Linklater's father, my great-grandfather and
the last of my immediate ancestors to be born and raised in Orkney.
TURNERY & TREEN - the bulk of what
was Designlink. Mainly things wooden, especially turnery and bowls made
by me from green apple (see KILVERT
for the ‘how’), and calligraphy and heraldry on wood. But
I now find myself increasingly in sympathy with the opening of Eliot's