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Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie: Canadian geologists, 1872-1900

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Coll-74/13/4

Scope and Contents

The Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie: Canadian geologists sub-series consists of:
  1. 50 letters, alphabetically arranged (1872-1900)

Dates

  • 1872-1900

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

50 letters (with enclosures) None which affect the use of this material

Biographical / Historical

Sir Archibald Geikie corresponded with a number of Canadian geologists. This sub-series includes the following correspondents:

Robert Bell (1841-1917) was involved in the Royal Society and the Geological Survey of Canada. He also introduced Joseph Burr Tyrrell (1858-1957) to Geikie. (see also Coll-74/13/1) . John William Dawson (1820-1889) introduced his son, George Mercer Dawson (1849-1901) to Geikie.

Bernard James Harrington (1848-1907) was the author of Life of Sir William E. Logan Kt., ( 1883) and sent Geikie a copy. Thomas Sterry Hunt (1826-1892) investigated Canadian and American geology. Alexander Murray (1810-1884) was Director General of the Geological Survey of Newfoundland and also had a home in Crieff. .

Alfred Richard Cecil Selwyn (1824-1902) was Director of the Geological Survey of Canada and wrote most of his correspondence to Geikie while in this post. He had interests in the geology of America, Canada and Australia. Joseph Burr Tyrrell (1858-1957) applied for the professorship of Geology at the University of Toronto.

Extent

From the Fonds: 2 metres

Physical Description

50 letters (with enclosures) None which affect the use of this material

Processing Information

None

Processing Information

Grant Buttars 10 January 2002

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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