Godwin-Austen, Robert Alfred Cloyne, 1808-1884 (foreign secretary of the Geological Society)
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: John Geddes to J Gosselet sub-series consists of:
- 43 letters, alphabetically arranged (1869-1909)
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan with comment on the first 4 chapters of his Memoirs of Edward Forbes, ( 1861) and advice for future chapters. He suggests printing the book in Edinburgh. He comments that he does not expect any further opposition to the book fom Emily M Yelverton and has had further endorsements for the book from Thomas Henry Huxley and Robert Alfred Cloyne Godwin-Austen.
Dates: 25 February 1860
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan enclosing a document (not attached) and the offer of some sketches from Robert Alfred Cloyne Godwin-Austen for use in 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes'.
Dates: 30 August 1860
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan telling him that Jessie Aitken Wilson's biography of her brother George Wilson has already gone to press. He urges Sir Archibald Geikie to proceed with sending the initial chapters of 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes' to press and arrange an engraver for the illustrations. He also encloses some material from Joseph Beete Jukes and tells him he has forwarded a parcel from Robert Alfred Cloyne Godwin-Austen.
Dates: 24 September 1860
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Jessie Aitken Wilson concerning the ownership of letters which her late brother George Wilson had borrowed as background material for the 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes'. She suggests writing to the owners to let them know that she has transferred them to Sir Archibald Geikie, and writes a detailed action list. She discusses the health of Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay and her dislike of Emily M Yelverton.
Dates: 24 January 1860
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Jessie Aitken Wilson enclosing a letter from Emily M Yelverton (not attached) which places obstacles in the way of the completion of 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes'. A discussion follows concerning the intellectual ownership of personal letters which are to be used as source material and possible methods of pacifying Emily M Yelverton.
Dates: 30 January 1860
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Robert Alfred Cloyne Godwin-Austen thanking him for a copy of his book Memoir of Edward Forbes, ( 1861) , and offering some criticisms of the text.
Dates: 05 August 1861