Letters to Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay, 1843-1879
Scope and Contents
- 14 letters from a variety of European correspondents concerning geological papers and research (1843-1879).
Language of Materials
Biographical / Historical
His publication Memoir of Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay, ( 1895) was well received and it is likely that these letters were collected during the preparation for this work.
Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay(1814-1891)had a distinguished geological career. He preferred to concentrate on stratigraphy, rather than the more fashionable palaeontology. After employment with the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Sir Ramsay became professor of geology at University College, London in 1847. A period of teaching at the newly formed School of Mines was also undertaken. He returned to the Geological Survey of Great Britain as senior director for England and Wales in 1862, rising to director general in 1871. Sir Ramsay was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1862 and president of the Geological Society from 1862-1864.
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- Borrowing and Lending
- Forbes, 1815-1854 (professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh)
- Geikie, Archibald, Sir (Professor of Geology, University of Edinburgh)
- Geological Survey of Great Britain (1835-:)
- Geology, Stratigraphic
- Government School of Mines and of Science as Applied to the Arts (1851-)
- Murchison, Sir Roderick Impey, 1792-1871 (1st Baronet | Scottish geologist)
- Ramsay, Sir Andrew Crombie, 1814-1891 (Scottish geologist)
- Royal Society (c1645-:) (scientific society)
- University College London (1826-:)