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not the name of this Well be
"St Durstan's Well" and
not "St Drostan's Well"?
And in like manner should
not the name "Drostan Den"
in same plan be Durstan Den?
In describing the latter object
you state that the name "Drostan"
is locally pronounced "Durstan".
Your early attention to this is
requested. By order,
W Newman
ca

Is it the Old or New Church
that is dedicated to "St Durstan"? - The Old
DO c/a [Civilian Assistant]
[ ]

Seabank 28th Decr. 1870

Sir,
"Drostan" is the
Authorized method
of spelling this name.
"Durstan" According to
sound, and the Buchan
dialect, which appears
to have been adopted by
Pratt in his "Buchan"
D Oswald c/a [Civilian Assistant]

Captain Melville
R.E.

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