Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918 (American geologist)
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Scope and Contents The Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie: American geologists sub-series consists of:
- 67 letters and postcards, alphabetically arranged (1878-1907).
Scope and Contents The Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: John Geddes to J Gosselet sub-series consists of:
- 43 letters, alphabetically arranged (1869-1909)
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton thanking him for a list of possible recipients for his monograph [ Report on the Geology of the High Plateaus of Utah, with Atlas, ( 1880) ]. He gives an account of the United States Geological Survey plans for the coming year. He states that they are going to concentrate on economic geology and geological mapping. He outlines the geographical location and personnel involved with every project. He...
Dates: 01 April 1880
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton, thanking him for his articles on weathering and postulating that the Grand Canyon was formed in this manner, and that he is preparing a section concerning this for Geikie's manual. He recommends William Henry Holmes' topographical drawings of the Grand Canyon and reports that photolithographs are being prepared. He gives details of the depths of the individual geological stratifications which can be observed at the Grand Canyon....
Dates: 17 January 1881
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton telling Geikie that he has declined the invitation from the journal Nature to review Geikie's forthcoming publications, as he will shortly be leaving for the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii) to do field work in preparation for a systematic study of the volcanic fields of California and Oregon. He recommends his colleague Grove Karl Gilbert for the task and asks Geikie if he will review his new monograph...
Dates: 03 May 1882
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton apologising that he has only been able to send final proofs of his atlas sheets for Tertiary History of the Grand Canyon District, ( 1882) at the current time. He apologises for being unable to review Geikie's forthcoing books due to his forthcoming field work in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii) and pontificates that Grove Karl Gilbert will do a better job in the long run. He reports that Gilbert and his...
Dates: 22 May 1882
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton discussing his field trip to the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii). He reports on the large scale of the ultra basic basalt lava flows of the Mauna Loa eruption and the lack of cinder cones. He reports on the ferruginous nature of the lavas and their high olivine content along with observed layers of hematite and magnetite. He describes the volcano's impressive topography and its inability to support running water. He asks...
Dates: 23 January 1883
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton discussing the fossiliferous Upper Cambrian metamorphosed sandstone shales found at Lake Superior and the Grand Canyon. At Lake Superior these beds overlie 1400 feet of unfossiliferous sandstone and shale, interspersed with layers of copper bearing metamorphosed volcanic ash. These are the same as the Huronian metamorphic beds at Lake Huron which are possibly of the Lower Cambrian age due to an unconformity (as identified by Alfred...
Dates: 05 May 1883
Scope and Contents c200 letters, chronologically arranged, including those from J Peter Lesley, Sir Joseph Prestwich, Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden, Grove Karl Gilbert, Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker and James Dwight Dana. Subjects covered include many aspects of geology and related matters.