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Norway

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Alt form = Norge,Alt form lang = nor,Locator = 60.472024;8.468946,Created For = Norway

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Answers to queries, late 19th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-74/5/5
Scope and Contents Answers to queries made by Sir Archibald Geikie on the form of clouds, dust wirlwinds, heights of British lakes, Petermann's drawings of vertical distribution of plants and the sea bed between Britain and Norway.
Dates: late 19th century

Lecture on the 'Volcanic History of Britain', 1886

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Identifier: Coll-74/7/2
Scope and Contents Notes for 4 lectures on the 'Volcanic History of Britain', given to the Royal Institution in 1886. Sir Archibald Geikie looked at the emergence of types of geological formations against a geological timeframe and how they have been affected by various processes, especially the action of volcanoes and materials produced by them, within the natural world. He used examples from numerous locations from different parts of the British Isles.
Dates: 1886

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Thomas George Bonney, 19 December 1873

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/8/58
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Thomas George Bonney discussing the origin of basins in a glaciated landscape. He refutes the chemical erosion theory and supports the glacier erosion theory. He reports that he has studied the theory of glacial erosion on Alpine scenery in Wales, Scotland, Norway and Switzerland. He asks Geikie if he knows of a rock collector who could get him authenticated specimens of, amongst other locations, Eigg pitchstone. He reports on a field trip to...
Dates: 19 December 1873

Notebook No.66, July 1837- July 1837

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 3: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/66
Scope and Contents This green leather notebook contains Lyell's notes from his trip to Norway in July 1837. Notes are primarily in pencil with ink amendments and sketches in margins. Reference to Keilhau is likely Baltazar Mathias Keilhau, the father of modern geology in Norway. A list of "shells received" on p. 66. Front cover reads "C. Norway July 1837 - Index p. 147"; the back cover is blank. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from...
Dates: July 1837- July 1837

Proof copy of article on 'The Geological Influences which have Affected the Course of British History', 1881

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Identifier: Coll-74/8/4
Scope and Contents First proof copy of an article by Sir Archibald Geikie on 'The Geological Influences which have Affected the Course of British History' from printers Clay, Sons and Taylor, for Macmillan the publisher in 1881. This looked at ancient peoples and legendary figures, puting them in the context of the evolution of the natural world. Including elements such as the impact of the devlopment of commerce and the move from an agricultural to an urban industrial society, Sir Archibald Geikie mapped them to...
Dates: 1881

Royal Institution of Great Britain: Syllabus of a Course of Three Lectures on the Origin of Land-Surfaces by Archibald Geikie, FRS, 1867-1868

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Identifier: Coll-74/8/2
Scope and Contents Syllabus for a series of 3 lectures Sir Archibald Geikie gave to The Royal Insitution of Great Britain in 1869, broadly focusing on valleys, hills and mountains, erosion, geological structure and related subjects.
Dates: 1867-1868

Sketchbook albums of William Graham (1855-1922), 1880s-1899

 Sub-Fonds — CLX-A-347
Identifier: coll-1835/2
Scope and Contents 1. Sketchbook of William Graham containing sketches of Scottish and foreign landscapes, poems, photographs, humoristic illustrations, and illustrations of old bank notes. Also contains sketches by Charles Altamont Doyle (father of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) and George Smith-Graham (brother of William Graham). 1880s.
2. 'Norway Sketch Book' by William Graham. Travel diary of William Graham when he visited Norway in 1889. Contatins some sketches, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1880s-1899

Sketchbooks by R. M. Ballantyne, including seven autograph letters

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-327
Identifier: Coll-1838
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two sketchbooks by Scottish writer R. M. Ballantyne:1. The first sketchbook is made of approximately 85 leaves, almost all of which bear original drawings (pencil, ink and ink-and wash), cartoons, sketches and preliminary ideas. Some are highly finished images intended for a subsequently abandoned book of his fishing trip to Norway, as well as material for the published 'Freaks on the Fells'. On the first blank is Ballantyne's presentation inscription to the...
Dates: 1860s