Albert Thomson's graveyard research - SMC174

Amongst the various items in the Albert Thomson collection in the Orkney Archive are a collection of jotters, plans, and an index that all relate to the graveyard of St Magnus Cathedral.

There is an alphabetical index of all names recorded on the gravestones. The plans of the graveyard divide it into twelve sections and make it easy to locate individual graves. The eight jotters provide handwritten details of the inscriptions on all the stones.

According to Albert Thomson's calculations, the graveyard of St Magnus Cathedral contains at least 5,888 people.

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