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Papers of Sir Archibald Geikie

Identifier: Coll-74

Scope and Contents

The papers Sir Archibald Geikie consist of:

  1. personal, organisational and scientific correspondence
  2. geological notebooks with field sketches and water-colours
  3. reprints of his work
  4. miscellaneous lecture notes
  5. student's lecture notes
  6. lecture notes and printed maps relating to a visit to Boston
  7. proofs for Encyclopaedia Brittanica Geology entry
  8. personal correspondence of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison
  9. personal correspondence of Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay
  10. newspaper clippings


  • Creation: 1851-1921


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Physical Description

2 metres 11 boxes, 1 volume


2 metres

Custodial History

In the custody of the Geology department before being transferred to the University Library in 1960.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Geology Department.E.60.33

Physical Description

2 metres 11 boxes, 1 volume

Papers of Sir Archibald Geikie
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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