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Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Richard Baron, 15 August 1884

Identifier: Coll-74/11/8/22

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Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Richard Baron giving Geikie a precis of the geological structure of the island of Madagascar, where he is a missionary. He asks Geikie if he would be able to identify some rock samples for him if he sent them to London, and offers to send fossils and specimens in return. He reports that gold has recently been found on the island.


  • Creation: 15 August 1884


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1 letter


From the Fonds: 2 metres

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1 letter

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Sarah Higgins 18 June 2001

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