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Photograph album of the Geikie family

Identifier: Coll-1777

Content Description

This is a fine photograph album with 38 albumen prints and one carbon print of portraits of the Geikie family. There is also a birthday card mounted on the front fly-leaf, dated 16 December 1882. Included is a useful later index to the photographs, which identifies the sitters. The oldest two photos must have been taken before the death of both John Geikie and his wife Eleanor in 1864. There are several portraits from the 1870s; and the most recent dated photo is from 1887. The album appears from the index to have been numbered ‘V’ and probably is one of a group of albums. The absence of a photograph of James Murdoch Geikie, Archibald’s younger brother, may indicate that it was an album from his branch of the family. There is a portrait of Archibald Geikie, but a second portrait listed in the index has been removed.


  • 1860s-1880s


1 volume

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Marlborough Rare Books Ltd.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
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