"The Scalp of Brian Connor." (1489, December 22). The Illustrated London News.

"There is also something called a scalp, or hole dug in the earth, some two or three feet deep. In such a place was the abode of Brian Connor. He has three in family, and had lived in this hole several months before it was discovered. It was roofed over with sticks and pieces of turf, laid in the shape of an inverted saucer. It resembles, though not quite so large, one of the ant-hills of the African forests. Many of the people whose houses have been levelled take up their abodes in such places; and even in them there is a distinction of wretchedness." (1849, December 15). The Illustrated London News.

Brian Connor. (1849, December 22). The Illustrated London News.