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Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: Sir George Howard Darwin to Peter Martin Duncan, 1867-1899

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Coll-74/11/14

Scope and Contents

The Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: Sir George Howard Darwin to Peter Martin Duncan sub-series consists of:
  1. 74 letters to Sir Archibald Geikie, alphabetically arranged (1867-1899)

Dates

  • 1867-1899

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

31 letters (with some enclosures) None which affect the use of this material

Biographical / Historical

Sir Archibald Geikie corresponded with a number of people both socially and professionally. Much of that in this sub-series relates to professional interaction, including geological research and surveying. A number of letters also discuss social engagements and other non-professional matters.

There are a few letters from both Sir George Howard Darwin (1845-1912) and his brother Sir Horace Darwin (1851-1928) as well as larger quantities from palaeontologist Thomas Davidson (1817-1885) and seismologist Charles Davison (Geikie was consulted by the latter regarding financial assistance from the Royal Society for the publication of Davison's The Hereford Earthquake of December 17th, 1896, ( 1898) of which a summary is enclosed). Further correspondents include Patrick Dudgeon of Cargen, who consulted Geikie on geology and mineralogy, and geologist Peter Martin Duncan (1821-1891). There is also a letter from Paul Daubrée informing Geikie of the death of his father, Gabriel Auguste Daubrée (1814-1896).

Extent

From the Fonds: 2 metres