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Hutton, James, 1726-1797 (Scottish geologist)



  • Existence: 3 June 1726 – 26 March 1797

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from LL Belinfante, 24 February 1898

Identifier: Coll-74/11/8/36
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from LL Belinfante telling Geikie that he has gained the necessary permission to pass the James Hutton manuscript to him, and that it does not need to be brought before the council of the Geological Society of London as work is to be commenced as soon as possible. Receipt of the manuscript is acknowledged in a different hand.

Notebook No.4, May 1827- June 1827

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/4
Historical Context This notebook, the first of 1827, was written by Lyell early in his geological career, when he was 30 years old, and unmarried. This comes after Lyell and Buckland made their discoveries in Scotland in 1824, but whilst he was also maintaining a law practice, funded by his father. Lyell was greatly involved with the Geological Society, serving as Secretary with George Poulett Scrope in 1825, and presenting papers on Tertiary exposures of the Hampshire coast in 1826. During the course of this...

Papers of Rolland J. B. Munro relating to James Hutton

Identifier: Coll-804
Scope and Contents The collection contained in two files, six notebooks and one envelope within an archive box is composed of: copies in typescript ofOn the loss of James Hutton's geological collection, an address given on 12 March 1941; notes on James Hutton and the wider Hutton family; correspondence 1939; correspondence 1942-1947; notes on Hutton and Isaac Newton; and address delivered by Munro to the Edinburgh Geological Society, 19 March 1947; genealogical notes; and, assorted notes and correspondence.

Papers of Sir Charles Lyell

Identifier: Coll-203
Scope and Contents
  1. 10 boxes of correspondence
  2. 2 boxes of miscellaneous papers and lecture notes
  3. 24 boxes of offprints of papers
  4. 294 notebooks

Postcard to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander Agassiz, c1861-c1873

Identifier: Coll-74/11/6/2
Scope and Contents Postcard to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander Agassiz thanking him for a copy of James Hutton's work Theory of the Earth, ( 1795) for the library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.

Publications and printed items, 1934-1990

 Series — Box: MS 2932
Identifier: Coll-43/7
Scope and Contents Publications and printed items consist of: History of the Edinburgh Geological Society Proceedings of the Edinburgh Geological Society The Edinburgh Geologist facimile reprint of James Hutton's Theory of the Earth exhibition...

Records of the Wernerian Natural History Society

Identifier: Coll-206
Scope and Contents The records of the Wernerian Natural History Society consist of:
  1. 2 volumes of Minute Books (January 1808-April 1858)