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Correspondence: Sir John Stuart Keltie to Herbert Kynaston, 1867-1916

Identifier: Coll-74/12/9

Scope and Contents

The Correspondence: Sir John Stuart Keltie to Herbert Kynaston sub-series consists of:
  1. 24 letters, alphabetically arranged (1867-1916)


  • 1867-1916


Language of Materials


Physical Description

24 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:

Sir John Stuart Keltie (1840-1927) wrote concerning geographical education and matters relating to the Royal Geographical Society.

William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907) wrote on the application of physics to geology and also on professional matters, including those relating to the Geological Society and the Royal Society. He also communicated with Geike concerning a memorial for natural philosopher George Francis Fitzgerald (1851-1901).

Charles Kingsley (1819-1875), the author, had an interest in geology and wrote just before embarking on a trip to America.

Reginald Koettlitz (1860-1914) wrote concerning the forthcoming National Antarctic Expedition, asking Geikie for a reference which he duly provided.


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