Harkness, Robert, 1816-1878 (British geologist and zoologist | Professor of Geology, Queen's College Cork)
- Existence: 18 July 1816- 4 October 1878
Robert Harkness studied at the University of Edinburgh between 1833 and 1834, under Robert Jameson and J.D. Forbes, where he gleaned a keen interest in geology. On his return to his home in Ormskirk, he studied the local geology, coal measures and sandstone in particular. His papers were read before the Geological Society of London. In 1853 he was made Professor of Geology in Queen's College Cork, and was elected fellow of the Royal Society in 1856.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
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Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 1702-2529
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Sir Charles Lyell, Gu-He consists of:
- letters from colleagues and acquaintances from around the world including fellow scientists such as Robert Harkness, Douglas Denon Heath, Oswald Heer and Georg Hartung (1832-1873).
Scope and Contents The Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: Robert Harkness to Francis John Haverfield sub-series consists of:
- 18 letters, alphabetically arranged (1872-1915)
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from John Hutton Balfour asking if he can procure an obituary for Professor Robert Harkness for the Royal Society [of Edinburgh]. He arranges to talk about Geikie's paper on metamorphic rocks when they meet.
Dates: 30 March 1878
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/C2/3
Scope and Contents Records of chemistry students with index. Students include Philip Whiteside Maclagan, Robert Harkness and William Benjamin Carpenter.