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Geikie, James, 1839-1915 (professor of geology, University of Edinburgh)


Found in 69 Collections and/or Records:

Geological Survey of Scotland: Sheet 49, 1888

Identifier: Coll-99/11/4/7
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.

Dates: 1888

Hebrides or Western Isles, c1877

Identifier: Coll-99/11/9/7
Scope and Contents

To an 1872 reprint of the map created from a survey of 1865, minor annotations have been added.

Dates: c1877

Hydrographic Maps, c1877

Identifier: Coll-99/11/9
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..

Dates: c1877

Invitation to James Geikie from the Royal Society, 1911

Identifier: Coll-99/10/7
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Inivitation to James Geikie to attend the 250th anniversary celebrations of the receipt by the society of its royal charter in July 1662.

Dates: 1911

Joint Advisory Committee on Engineering curriculum with Heriot-Watt College Minute Book, 1901-1913

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.

Dates: 1901-1913

Lectures and Syllabus, 1882-1897

Identifier: Coll-99/1
Scope and Contents

The lectures and syllabus series consists of:

  1. examination papers
  2. lecture notes
  3. syllabus
Dates: 1882-1897

Lectures in Mineralogy, c1895

Identifier: Coll-99/1/1
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).

Dates: c1895

Letter from Daniel Cunningham to James Geikie, describing a trip to Egypt, 1909

Identifier: Coll-11/E15
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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.

Dates: 1909

Letter from James Geikie to Professor Dunn, 28 February 1887

Identifier: Coll-1485
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...
Dates: 1887

Letter to James Geikie from the University of St Andrews, 1911

Identifier: Coll-99/10/6
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.

Dates: 1911