Some inhabitants in Shetland in 1872
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Some inhabitants in Shetland in 1872 by Alexander Sandison

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Published by A. Sandison in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Shetland Islands -- Genealogy.

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Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by A. Sandison.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsCS477.S5
The Physical Object
Pagination34p. ;
Number of Pages34
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15339322M
ISBN 100950619116

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