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Croll, James, 1821-1890 (physical geologist and Keeper of Maps and Correspondence, Geological Survey of Scotland)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence of Sir Charles Lyell, Ca-De, 1803-1874

 Sub-Series — Box: Lyell Temp Box 1.2 (Formerly Gen 109)
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 495-1068
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Sir Charles Lyell, Ca-De consists of:
  1. letters from colleagues and acquaintances from around the world including fellow scientists such as James Croll, Charles Robert Darwin, George Mercer Dawson, Carlo and Gaetano Giorgio Gemmellaro (1803-1874)
Dates: 1803-1874

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from James Croll, 6 July 1866

Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 620-621
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from James Croll concerning his calculations of the thickness of the ice sheets and the extent of the submergence which he claims are based on geological grounds. He also discusses the possible extent of the submergence, the effect on the climate of the Ice sheet and his belief that the grinding down of rock can not be attributed to floating ice but to the extent of time that the rock was covered in ice. He also states that he feels confident that the submergence and...
Dates: 6 July 1866