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Correspondence from John Stuart Blackie, 1880-1882

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Coll-74/11/9

Scope and Contents

The Correspondence from the John Stuart Blackie sub-series consists of:
  1. 11 letters written from1880-1882
  2. 8 press clippings from the Scotsman, most dated 1873, written by John Stuart Blackie

Dates

  • 1880-1882

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

11 letters (with presscuttings) None which affect the use of this material

Biographical / Historical

John Stuart Blackie (1809-1895) was professor of Greek at the University of Edinburgh from 1852-1882 and Sir Archibald Geikie had studied under him while there. Blackie had an interest in geology and corresponded with Geikie on this and other social and professional matters. He was widely travelled in Europe, visiting places such as Italy and France, and his reports on geological and other observations are contained in the Scotsman newscuttings he sent to Geikie.

Extent

From the Fonds: 2 metres

Physical Description

11 letters (with presscuttings) None which affect the use of this material

Processing Information

None

Processing Information

Grant Buttars 08 October 2001

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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