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Found in 60 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW105
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing proverbs; Fenian tales; stories about shipwrecks; Roderick Morison 'An Clàrsair Dall' and his father John Morison tacksman of Bragar; the Beaton family; and about sea-faring; notes about islands in the Sound of Harris; and a small amount of vocabulary.
Dates: 1864-1869

Grand Canary fossils, 1855

Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 207-208
Scope and Contents List entitled 'Grand [sic Gran] Canary fossils - numbered so as to count them along the side.
Dates: 1855

Lecture on the 'Volcanic History of Britain', 1886

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 from Dr John Heysham to Joseph Black, 01 November 1783

Identifier: Coll-16/I/130-131
Scope and Contents Letter from Dr John Heysham to Joseph Black sending a fossil substance.
Dates: 01 November 1783

Letter from George Burnett (nephew) to Joseph Black, 23 September 1771

Identifier: Coll-16/I/38-39
Scope and Contents Letter from George Burnett, Gibraltar (nephew of Joseph Black) to Joseph Black, sending mineralogical specimens and fossils.
Dates: 23 September 1771

Letter from Hugh Miller to Alexander Rose, c1845

Identifier: Coll-43 ::: MS 2935.8
Scope and Contents Letter from Hugh Miller to Alexander Rose, originally accompanying some Old Red Sandstone fossils which he comments on. He also refers to the space they will occupy and to an article Rose had sent him.
Dates: c1845

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from J.B Robertson, 18 November 1910

Identifier: Coll-14/9/16/35
Scope and Contents Robertson writes that he had come to the same conclusion as Ewart that a slender horse played an important part in the ancestry of the English thoroughbred. He has compared various fossilised remains and concluded that although the shaft of the central portion of the large metacarpal bone is broad, the shapes of the first three phalanger are indicative of a slender race. He makes several observations on the significance of the metacarpals.
Dates: 18 November 1910

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John Walter Gregory, 29 December 1927

Identifier: Coll-14/9/33/14
Scope and Contents Gregory writes that the lower jaw of a horse has been discovered in the upper drifts filling the pre-glacial valley of the Clyde at Lanark. He suspects that it dates from around the Early Neolithic period. He asks Ewart to look at the specimen and write a short note on it for inclusion in the Hunterian Museum glacial vertebrate fossils.
Dates: 29 December 1927

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John Walter Gregory, 08 February 1928

Identifier: Coll-14/9/34/2
Scope and Contents Gregory writes that he has provisionally inserted the bed in a tabular classification as Neolithic. He believes it must be post-glacial, as it represents the silting up of valleys which were excavated at the end of glacial times, but the horse jaw is the only fossil evidence of this.
Dates: 08 February 1928

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, 02 September 1898

Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/22
Scope and Contents Blunt replies to Ewart's acceptance of the gift of a filly. He encloses details of the filly's breeding. He also enquires in what published work he could find details of the fossil of the horse as originally traced by Huxley and Marsh, as he is hoping to begin a genealogy of the Arabian horse.
Dates: 02 September 1898