Baron, Richard, 1847-1907 (clergyman, botanist and missionary, London Missionary Society)
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: A Bachellery to Thomas Forster Brown, cAugust 1855 - 12 June 1921
Scope and Contents The Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: A Bachellery to Thomas Forster Brown sub-series consists of:
- 73 letters to Sir Archibald Geikie, alphabetically arranged (1855-1921)
Dates: cAugust 1855 - 12 June 1921
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Richard Baron giving Geikie a precis of the geological structure of the island of Madagascar, where he is a missionary. He asks Geikie if he would be able to identify some rock samples for him if he sent them to London, and offers to send fossils and specimens in return. He reports that gold has recently been found on the island.
Dates: 15 August 1884
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Richard Baron in which he reminds Geikie that he had offered to make thin sections to identify rock samples which he had sent him. He expresses concern that he has had no response to the paper and rock specimens which he sent, especially as he has had a response concerning some plant specimens which he sent to Kew at the same time. He reports that a Swiss government geologist will shortly arrive in Madagascar and that gold has been found in 8 or 9 localities...
Dates: 24 June 1886