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Geological Survey notebooks, 1877-1900

 Series
Identifier: Coll-74/1

Scope and Contents

The series of Geological Survey notebook consists of:
  1. 10 volumes, chronologically arranged (1877-1900)

Dates

  • 1877-1900

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

10 volumes None which affect the use of this material

Biographical / Historical

Sir Archibald Geikie joined the Geological Survey in 1855 as a mapping assistant. In 1867 he was appointed as the first Director in Scotland of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. In 1881 he was appointed the Geological Survey director-general for Great Britain.

In the course of his work, Geikie compiled notes and drawings of places he visited and their geological features. Initially these were Scottish locations but in later years areas of England, Wales and Ireland also feature as well as Russia and Greece.

Extent

From the Fonds: 2 metres

Physical Location

Gen.521

Physical Description

10 volumes None which affect the use of this material

Processing Information

None

Processing Information

Grant Buttars 17 October 2001

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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