Geikie, James, 1839-1915 (professor of geology, University of Edinburgh)
Found in 69 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Colour-coded geological map of part of south-east Angus and north-east Fife, from a survey of or prior to 1884 by James Geikie and Henry Hyatt Howell as part of the Geological Survey of Great Britain.
Scope and Contents To an 1872 reprint of the map created from a survey of 1865, minor annotations have been added.
Scope and Contents Hydrographic maps, created by the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty, annotated and hand-coloured by James Geikie when he was involved in surveying the north and north-west of Scotland and the Western Isles..
Scope and Contents Inivitation to James Geikie to attend the 250th anniversary celebrations of the receipt by the society of its royal charter in July 1662.
Identifier: GB 0237 EUA IN1/ACA/SCI/1/10
Scope and Contents Includes letters and reports looking at the division of engineering teaching between the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt College. Those present at meetings included Arthur Pillans Laurie, Alexander Crum Brown, James Gordon MacGregor, and James Geikie.
Scope and Contents The lectures and syllabus series consists of:
- examination papers
- lecture notes
Scope and Contents Lectures given by James Geikie on mineralogy, covering areas including the form of minerals (crystals), their characteristics depending on light (colour, pleochromism, play of colours, iridescence, lustre, transparency, refraction, phosphorescence), characters depending on state of aggregation (hardness, tenacity, fracture), other characteristics (taste, odour, feel, electricity, magnetism, specific gravity) and their origins (solution, fusion, sublimation).
Scope and Contents Letter from Daniel Cunningham to James Geikie, decribing a trip to Egypt (taken in the hope it would restore his health) and enclosing 4 photographs of himself at the pyramids.
Scope and Contents The letter is dated 28 February 1887, at 10 Bright['s] Crescent, presumably in Edinburgh. It appears to begin, 'Dear Prof. Dunn'. Geikie regrets that he 'shall be unable to attend the Council meeting for t. night - I am not allowed to go out in the evening'. He remarks how it is 'a terrible loss to the Society in the death of our dear friend Mr. Gray!' It finishes with autograph signature, James Geikie. There is also a printed outline map of Scotland showing principal directions of...
Scope and Contents Letter to James Geikie from the University of St Andrews, with commemorative invitation in Latin, inviting Geikie and his wife to attend the 500th anniversary celebration of the university.