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Correpondence relating to Sir Roderick Impey Murchison's dispute with Adam Sedgwick about Silurian classification, c1852

 Series
Identifier: Coll-74/10/3

Scope and Contents

The correpondence relating to Sir Roderick Impey Murchison's dispute with Adam Sedgwick about Silurian classification consists of:
  1. correspondence
  2. notes and related papers

Dates

  • c1852

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

21 items None which affect the use of this material

Biographical / Historical

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison and Adam Sedgwick were once close collaborators and friends. This was terminated by a heated dispute over the boundary between Cambrian and Silurian. The disputed overlapping area was subsequently defined as Ordovician, by which time both Murchison and Sedgwick were dead.

Murchison corresponded with a number of individuals on the subject, including Leonard Horner and Edouard De Verneuil.

Extent

From the Fonds: 2 metres

Physical Location

Gen.523

Physical Description

21 items None which affect the use of this material

Processing Information

None

Processing Information

Grant Buttars 09 August 2002

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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