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Scope and Contents The Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie: Letters from Sir William James Lloyd Wharton sub-series includes letters from:
- 18 letters, chronologically arranged (1884-1900)
- sample of obsidian
Identifier: Coll-74 Gen.524/8/44
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from James Bennie describing examples of rocks showing evidence of glaciation and fossils which he has sent to Geikie by rail, and explaining which collections they have been borrowed from. He reports on locations in which he has found spore bearing shales and scorpion remains over the winter and spring.
Dates: 25 May 1885
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Richard Baron giving Geikie a precis of the geological structure of the island of Madagascar, where he is a missionary. He asks Geikie if he would be able to identify some rock samples for him if he sent them to London, and offers to send fossils and specimens in return. He reports that gold has recently been found on the island.
Dates: 15 August 1884
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Richard Baron in which he reminds Geikie that he had offered to make thin sections to identify rock samples which he had sent him. He expresses concern that he has had no response to the paper and rock specimens which he sent, especially as he has had a response concerning some plant specimens which he sent to Kew at the same time. He reports that a Swiss government geologist will shortly arrive in Madagascar and that gold has been found in 8 or 9 localities...
Dates: 24 June 1886
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Samuel Allport asking for the address of a rock collector, employed by the Geological Survey, who would be able to procure him rock specimens from a number of locations.
Dates: 24 March 1877
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Samuel Allport declining his offer of rock specimens from the Edinburgh area, as these would be duplicates, and asking if it would be possible to send him some specimens from Fife.
Dates: 29 March 1877
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Sir Robert Stawell Ball asking Geikie if he could furnish him with a specimen of rock which shows the signs of glaciation for his forthcoming lecture.
Dates: 31 December 1900
Scope and Contents Numbered list of locations where Sir Charles Lyell collected rock samples, c1822-1824.