Minute Book No IV, 17 October 1850 - 04 June 1857
Scope and Contents
The reading of member's papers are minuted, along with the resultant discussions, although many abstracts have been omitted. Papers include: "Remarks on the influence of man and animals in extending the geographical limits of plants", "Nature and causes of the precussion of the equinoxes", and several addresses concerning the carboniferous period, coal and old red sandstone. A guest paper by Archibald Geikie entitled "Observations on the liass of Strath on the Isle of Skye", given in 1853 is minuted. Additionally Alexander Rose's report on the controversy between Roderick Impey Murchison and Adam Sedgwick is minuted in 1852.
Details of demonstrations undertaken of a large number of different minerals are given.
Details are given of the Society's petitions to parliament for a Scottish national natural history museum, a geology and mineralogical museum and the adoption of a decimal currency.
Summer excursions include: Inch Keith, Burnt Island and various local quarries.
A handwritten paper by Alexander Rose entitled " Trigonometrical survey notice, motion of thanks, ( 1852) is pasted into the notebook.
- 17 October 1850 - 04 June 1857
- Edinburgh Geological Society (Organization)
From the Series: 14 Volumes
- Corporate Minutes
- Edinburgh -- Scotland
- Edinburgh Geological Society
- Geikie, Archibald, Sir (Professor of Geology, University of Edinburgh)
- Geology, Stratigraphic Carboniferous
- Murchison, Sir Roderick Impey, 1792-1871 (1st Baronet | Scottish geologist)
- Nominations for Membership
- Old Red Sandstone
- Rose, Alexander (geologist)
- Sedgwick, Adam, 1785-1873 (geologist and professor of geology, University of Cambridge)
- Societies, Geological