Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Aberdeen. You may be able to find further references to Aberdeen in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Aberdeen the ' Granite City,' capital of Aberdeenshire, seat of a university, and chief town and seaport Groome
Aberdeen and Banff Railway Groome
Aberdeen Railway a railway Groome

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Aberdeen within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 2: Dundee, Aberdeen and the Highlands 11
James Boswell August 21st to 23rd, 1773: Montrose to Aberdeen 10
Thomas Pennant August 7-13: Aberdeen and the North East 10
Samuel Johnson Aberdeen 7
John Wesley 1763-4: In Scotland Again; Methodist's Wealth; "No Law for Methodists"; Exhausting Days 7
Thomas Pennant Appendix IV: Of the Murder of a Laird of Innes 7
James Boswell August 27th to 31st, 1773: Forres to Glen Moriston via Inverness 3
James Boswell Sept. 1st to 7th, 1773: Glen Moriston to Skye 3
Thomas Pennant August 1-6: Loch Tay to Deeside 3
Thomas Pennant Appendix II: Of Elgin and the Shire of Murray 3
James Boswell August 24th to 26th, 1773: Aberdeen to Forres 2
James Boswell October 3rd to 8th, 1773: Coll 2
James Boswell October 27th to November 7th, 1773: Through Glasgow to Ayrshire 2
William Camden Scotland: North of the Antonine Wall 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 1: Fife and Perth 2
Samuel Johnson Elgin, Forres and Fort George 2
Samuel Johnson Inverness, Loch Ness and Foyers 2
Samuel Johnson Coll 2
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 2
John Wesley 1774-6: Wesley Arrested; A Terrible Ride; A Methodist Isaac Newton; the American War 2
James Boswell Introduction 1
James Boswell August 18th to 20th, 1773: From Edinburgh to Montrose 1
James Boswell September 21st to 24th, 1773: Dunvegan to Talisker 1
James Boswell October 9th to 16th, 1773: Mull 1
William Camden Scotland: South of the Antonine Wall 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 12, Part 2: Glasgow and central Scotland 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Carlisle to Newcastle 1
Robert Gammage Touring central Scotland 1
Samuel Johnson The economy of the islands 1
John Wesley 1760-2: Letter to an Editor; Impositions and Declarations; Speaking Statue; Pentecost 1
John Wesley 1769-70: Opens a New Church; Comments on Rousseau; Geology; Swedenborg 1
John Wesley 1771-3: Windsor Park; Wesley as Art Critic; Glasgow and Perth; Preaches to 30,000 People 1
Thomas Pennant July 24-31: Fife and Perthshire 1
Thomas Pennant August 30-September 5: The Great Glen and Argyll 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix III: The Life of James Crichton of Clunie 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix V: Of Caithness, Strathnavern, and Sutherland 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 1

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Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Torry 0 2
Ferryhill 0 1
Old Aberdeen 0 1
Old Machar 0 2
Bridge of Dee 0 1
Woodside 0 2
Bridge of Don 0 3
Grandholm 0 2
Balgownie 0 1
Banchory Devenick 0 2
Cove 0 2
Cults 0 2
Nigg 0 2
Newhills 0 2
Dyce 0 2
Findon 0 3
Portlethen 0 2
Maryculter 0 2
Belhelvie 0 2
Peterculter 0 4