Correspondence: from Duncan M Irvine to Alfred John Jukes-Browne, 1865-1899
Scope and Contents
- 44 letters, alphabetically arranged (1865-1899)
- Geikie, Archibald, Sir, 28 December 1835 – 10 November 1924 (Professor of Geology, University of Edinburgh) (Person)
Language of Materials
Biographical / Historical
Duncan M Irvine (fl1876-1898) wrote from Scotland concerning aspects of surveying work, including references to shale, and from Canada concerning geological research taking place there.
Robert Logan Jack (1845-1921) related discoveries of old canoes and crannogs and many geological obsevations made while surveying and mapping in Scotland. He moved to the Geological Survey of Queensland c1877 and wrote about the nature of working there, including references to the gold fields. He subsequently wrote from near Paris regarding work he was to do in China.
Sir Henry James (1803-1877), director general of the Ordnance Survey, wrote regarding geological survey work undertaken by Geikie, publications by Geikie and about his own resignation.
John Gwyn Jeffreys (1809-1895) wrote about European geologists.
Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake (1840-1912) wrote on social matters.
Alexander Keith Johnston (1804-1871), or his son Alexander Keith Johnston (1844-1879), cartographers, wrote to Geikie about maps, their publication and supply.
Thomas Rupert Jones (1819-1911) wrote regarding Sir Archibald Geikie becoming professor at Edinburgh University. He also supplied Geikie with information on Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, on portraits held by the Geological Society and discusses various aspects of geological research and publications.
Alfred John Jukes-Browne (1851-1914) wrote regarding aspects of their work within the Geological Survey, including proposed survey work and professional issues within the organisation. More specific aspects of geology itself are mentioned, including rock types and geological time. Publications are also referred to.
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- Appointment to Office
- Canoes (Ancient)
- Geikie, Archibald, Sir, 28 December 1835 – 10 November 1924 (Professor of Geology, University of Edinburgh)
- Geological Mapping
- Geological Society of London (1807-:)
- Geological Survey of Great Britain (1835-:)
- Geological Survey of Queensland (1868-:)
- Geological Surveys
- Geological Time
- Geology, Research
- Irvine, Duncan M, fl1876-1898 (geologist)
- Jack, Robert Logan, 1845-1921 (geologist)
- James, Sir Henry, 1803-1877 (British Army Officer | Director-General of the Ordnance Survey)
- Jeffreys, John Gwyn, 1809-1885 (British conchologist and malacologist)
- Jex-Blake, Sophia Louisa, 1840-1912 (medical practitioner, reformer and suffragette)
- Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871 (geographer)
- Johnston, Alexander Keith, son of Alexander Keith Johnston (1804-1871)
- Jones, Thomas Rupert, 1819-1911 (geologist and palaeontologist)
- Jukes-Browne, Alfred John, 1851-1914 (palaeontologist and stratigrapher)
- Lake-Dwellers and Lake-Dwellings (Scotland)
- Murchison, Sir Roderick Impey, 1792-1871 (1st Baronet | Scottish geologist)
- Ordnance Survey (1790-:)
- Paris (France)
- Professional Interaction
- Queensland (Australia)
- Rock Types
- Scholarly Publishing
- Social Interaction
- University of Edinburgh (Scottish University)