Correspondence: Joseph Wilson Lowry to HR Mill, 1839-1909
Scope and Contents
- 35 letters, alphabetically arranged (1839-1909)
Language of Materials
Biographical / Historical
Joseph Wilson Lowry (1803-1879) was engraver to the British Geological Survey and wrote to Geikie in this context.
Sir John William Lubbock (1834-1913) wrote regarding social arrangements, introducing colleagues, and a joint venture amongst various professional associations.
Katherine Murray Lyell (1817-1915) wrote regarding her brother-in-law, Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875), and her son, Sir Leonard Lyell (1850-1926) wrote regarding his maternal grandfather, Leonard Horner (1785-1864).
Sir Henry George Lyons (1864-1944) organized the Geological Survey of Egypt and wrote to Geikie about his work there, including seeking advice on methods used in Britain.
Alexander Macbride (1807-1875) was the Free Church minister for North Bute. He wrote to Geikie on a number of matters.
Alexander McHenry (fl1881-1894) worked for the Geological Survey of Ireland and wrote to Geikie concerning the work he was doing there, maps, and discussion around the 'Torridon Rocks'.
Sir Andrew Douglas Maclagan (1812-1900) sent Geikie some siliceous concretious samples.
Charles Maclaren (1782-1866) was first editor of the Scotsman and had a strong interest in geology. He arranged several meetings of a social nature with Geikie. His letters also include an 1839 letter to Sir Charles Lyell on his own geological research and seeking an opinion on his publication, most likely A sketch of the geology of Fife and the Lothians : including detailed descriptions of Arthur's Seat and Pentland Hills, ( 1839) .
Robert Mallet (1810-1881) wrote regarding tide levels and various types of geological formations.
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- Egypt Africa
- Formations (Geology)
- Geikie, Archibald, Sir (Professor of Geology, University of Edinburgh)
- Geological Mapping
- Geological Survey of Great Britain (1835-:)
- Geological Survey of Ireland
- Geological Surveys
- Geology, Research
- Isle of Bute Buteshire Scotland
- Lowry, Joseph Wilson, 1803-1879 (engraver to the British Geological Survey)
- Lubbock, Sir Joseph Wilson, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avesbury (astronomer and mathematician)
- Lyell, Katherine Murray (nee Horner)
- Lyell, Leonard, 1st Baron Lyell, 1850-1926
- Lyell, Sir Charles, 1797-1875 (1st Baronet | Scottish geologist)
- Maclaren, Charles, 1782-1866 (first editor of the Scotsman)
- Mallet, Robert, 1810-1881 (civil engineer and scientific investigator)
- McHenry, Alexander, fl1881-1894 (worked on the Geological Survey of Ireland)
- Professional Associations
- Professional Interaction
- Rocks, Siliceous
- Scotsman (1817-:)
- Social Interaction
- Torridon Ross and Cromarty Scotland