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Proof copy of article on 'The Geological Influences which have Affected the Course of British History', 1881

 Item
Identifier: Coll-74/8/4

Scope and Contents

First proof copy of an article by Sir Archibald Geikie on 'The Geological Influences which have Affected the Course of British History' from printers Clay, Sons and Taylor, for Macmillan the publisher in 1881. This looked at ancient peoples and legendary figures, puting them in the context of the evolution of the natural world. Including elements such as the impact of the devlopment of commerce and the move from an agricultural to an urban industrial society, Sir Archibald Geikie mapped them to a geological timeframe, suggesting the influence of the geology in certain areas to how different areas developed, using examples from numerous locations, mostly within the British Isles but also from Europe.

Dates

  • 1881

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

1 bundle

Extent

From the Fonds: 2 metres

Physical Description

1 bundle

Processing Information

None

Processing Information

Grant Buttars 06 November 2001

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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