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Hutton, James, 1726-1797 (Scottish geologist)



  • Existence: 3 June 1726 – 26 March 1797

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Autograph Letter Signed from William Thomson to Cardinal Stefano Borgia in Rome, 13 August 1797

 Item — Box: CLX-A-1591
Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0047
Scope and Contents Autograph Letter Signed from William Thomson to Cardinal Stefano Borgia in Rome, discussing the properties of a newly-discovered flexible stone from Brazil (probably Itacolumite, a stone which is flexible when cut into thin strips, and which is found in Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is associated with the presence of diamonds.) and providing an Italian translation of part of James Hutton's paper on the subject. Letter in Italian, dated 13 August 1797.
Dates: 13 August 1797

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.
Dates: 24 February 1898

Notebook No.4, May 1827- June 1827

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/4
Scope and Contents This notebook is a mix of geological observations, ruminations, and illustrations, Lyell also writes on law, society, and the church. A light natural leather journal, the cover reads "Index inside C" in ink. The notebook is written in pencil and ink. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the notebook, transcribed from digital surrogates using the platform...
Dates: May 1827- June 1827

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.
Dates: 1939-1947

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
Dates: 1820-1874

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.
Dates: c1861-c1873

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...
Dates: 1934-1990

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)
Dates: 1808-1858