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Scope Note: Locator = 46.818188;8.227512,Other =,Created For =

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Commonplace book of William H. Peyton

 Item — Box CLX-A-389
Identifier: Coll-2058
Content Description

Commonplace book of William H. Peyton, indexed, c. 80,000 words. Copious notebook kept some of the time when the writer was visiting France and Switzerland, with references to Darwin and Huxley, and an autobiography at p. 181. Dated 1893-1898.

Also includes enclosures (mainly newspaper clippings), gathered in one folder.

Dates: 1893-1898

Diary of Helena Marshall

Identifier: Coll-1952
Scope and Contents

Diary of Helena Marshall when she was a student at the 'College of Arts', Edinburgh (NB - not Edinburgh College of Arts, which was founded in 1907, but probably the Faculty of Arts of the University of Edinburgh) and (later) a governess in Russia (Petersburg) and Switzerland. Also journal consisting mainly of notes from lectures at the College of Arts on botany, geology, zoology, electricity, Italian art, etc., 1869.

Dates: 1869-1874

Letter to Dr Mary Gardner Grierson from Sophie Weisse, 08 September 1934

Identifier: Coll-411/1/1/L2588
Scope and Contents

Letter, 8 September 1934, Sophie Weisse to Mary Grierson. News of bereavements, praising Grierson and analysing Tovey, concern over Eugenie Schumann. Holograph signed.

Dates: 08 September 1934

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Tempest Anderson, 02 August 1896

Identifier: Coll-74/11/6/17
Scope and Contents

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Tempest Anderson concerning the supply of photographs for Geikie's forthcoming book on British volcanoes. Anderson lists a selection of locations which he can supply photographs for and asks Geikie to confirm if he requires any soon as he is going to Switzerland.

Dates: 02 August 1896

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

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

Letter to Sir Donald Francis Tovey from Margo Denecke, 08 August 1922

Identifier: Coll-411/1/1/L1064
Scope and Contents

Letter, 8 August 1922, Switzerland, Denecke to Donald Tovey. Greetings from Switzerland and news of the Denecke family. Holograph signed.

Dates: 08 August 1922

Map of Vissoye, 1892

Identifier: Coll-99/11/2
Scope and Contents

Map of the area of Switzerland around St Luc with minor annotations.

Dates: 1892

Photo album of Alexander Falconer Giles and family, 1898-1919

Identifier: Coll-1828/6/1
Scope and Contents Photorgaph album containing approx. 120 pictures, one postcard and five house plans. One postcard from Paris representing a Notre-Dame gargoyle, sent to Alexander F. Giles in 1914 Greek archaeological sites in Eleusis, Mycenae and Corinth, undated Two group pictures of officers at Skateraw Camp, 1905-1906 Photographs of Scottish scenery, such as the...
Dates: 1898-1919

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

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...
Dates: 1881

Section 19: Switzerland, c 1850-1852

Identifier: Coll-20/1/19
Scope and Contents From the Series:

This series consists of five boxes of photographs showing scenes of Ireland, Paris, Switzerland, Rome, Pompei, Athens, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Cairo, Thebes, Abu Simbel, Nubia, Petra, and more.

Dates: c 1850-1852