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Papers on 19th Century Geology (Lyell and Geikie)

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-1279
Identifier: Coll-1518

Scope and Contents

Illustrations, notes, correspondence and other material relating to geologists Sir Charles Lyell and Sir Archibald Geikie.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1840s-1940s


1 box

Custodial History

Ex Grant Institute, the bulk of these papers are thought to have been accidentally detached from the papers of Sir Charles Lyell and Sir Archibald Geikie prior to the transfer of those collections to the custody of the University Library. In order to maintain an understanding of the chain of custody, these items are being kept together as a collection in their own right, along with a small amount of later material found with them.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by Gillian McCay, Grant Institute of Geology, University of Edinburgh.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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