In the preface to the 1836 Memoir of MacCulloch's geological survey of Scotland, which accompanied the map, Samuel Arrowsmith penned the following lines: 'The following "Memoirs" have been printed verbatim from the manuscripts of the late Mr. MacCulloch, without note or comment. His sudden and lamented death has prevented my remarking on certain of his opinions and statements; but these, it is hoped, will be received as he meant them to be, by such as are competent judges of the real errors and deficiencies in the unfortunate Map, that became so fertile a source of his indignation'.

These rather negative...

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