Geology, Stratigraphic Tertiary
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents List of notable geological locations [Forfarshire] with page numbers next to them. Written on the back of a piece of paper with part of paper entitled Lower Tert[iar]y of England in Charles Lyell's own handwriting.
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.
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton enclosing copies of topographical drawings of the Grand Canyon by William Henry Holmes. He pontificates over what text he will eventually send to accompany the drawings and asserts that the Grand Canyon was formed during the Pliocene and the Quaternary geological periods rather than by erosion during the Tertiary period. He promises to forward copies of Holmes' drawings of the Kaibab region shortly. He reports that John W Powell...
Dates: 16 March 1881
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 561-562
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Timothy Abbott Conrad concerning fossil and shell specimens, the geological age of Canada shells, number of extinct shells in fluviatile deposits, number of freshwater shells in Middle and Lower Tertiary strata and the localities of tertiary strata and their fossils, February 1840.
Dates: February 1840
Scope and Contents Notes for 6 lectures on 'Geographical Evolution', encompasing a wide variety of related subjects. Sir Archibald Geike looked at various geological periods and how both the areas occupied by land and water changed over time. He looked at the creation of many geological formations, at the materials they were composed of and the processes involved, including the infleunce of different elements within the natural world. He used as examples numerous locations, mostly within the British Isles but...
Dates: late 19th century