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Correspondence: WA Herdman to Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1872-1900

Identifier: Coll-74/12/3

Scope and Contents

The Correspondence: WA Herdman to Joseph Dalton Hooker sub-series consists of:
  1. 33 letters, alphabetically arranged (1872-1900)


  • 1872-1900


Language of Materials


Physical Description

33 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:

Henry Hicks (1837-1899) wrote on general professional matters.

George Jennings Hinde (1839-1918) wrote concerning his own research, examining specimens held by the Geological Survey in Edinburgh, and later concerning the issue of geological time.

David Milne-Home (1805-1890) was founder of the Scottish Meterological Society. His letters include Royal Society matters, particularly their committee on boulders, as well as on an address he was to make to the Geological Society.

John Horne (1848-1928) wrote concerning geological mapping he was working on in various Highland counties.

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) wrote on Royal Society matters. As a member of the Council of the Geographical Society he was interested in geographical education.


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