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Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: FW Egan to John Evans, 1866-1900

Identifier: Coll-74/11/16

Scope and Contents

The Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: FW Egan to John Evans sub-series consists of:

  1. 2 letters from FW Egan (1897-1900)
  2. 5 letters from Sir Philip De Malpas Grey Egerton (1871-1875)
  3. 4 letters from the Earl of Enniskillen (1884-1896)
  4. 9 letters from Robert Etheridge snr. (1869-1879)
  5. 2 letters from Robert Etheridge jnr. (1872-1873)
  6. 5 letters from John Evans (1866-1900)


  • Creation: 1866-1900


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Physical Description

27 letters None which affect the use of this material

Biographical / Historical

Sir Archibald Geikie corresponded with a number of people both socially and professionally. This sub-series includes the following correspondents:

There is a small amount of correspondence with FW Egan of the Geological Survey of Ireland. More lengthy professional correspondence with Geikie came from paleontologist Sir Philip De Malpas Egerton (1806-1881) concerning Sir Roderick Impey Murchison and letters of Murchison which Egerton lent Geikie. Another paleontologist, William Willoughby Cole, 3rd Earl of Enniskillen (1807-1886) wrote to Geikie concerning On the Fossil Fishes of the Carboniferous Limestone Series of Great Britain, ( 1883).

Correspondence took place with the geologist and paleontologist Robert Etheridge (1819-1903) and a smaller amount with Etheridge's son, also Robert Etheridge (1846-1920), who was also a geologist and paleontologist. Geikie corresponded with archaeologist John Evans (1823-1908), Treasurer of the Royal Society, on a number of professional matters including those related to professional affiliations such as financial donations.


From the Fonds: 2 metres