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Formations (Geology)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence: Joseph Wilson Lowry to HR Mill, 1839-1909

Identifier: Coll-74/12/14
Scope and Contents

The Correspondence: Joseph Wilson Lowry to HR Mill sub-series consists of:

  1. 35 letters, alphabetically arranged (1839-1909)
Dates: 1839-1909

Geology of Vesuvius and Etna extracted from the letters of Charles Lyell, September and October 1858

Identifier: Coll-203/4/26
Scope and Contents Material relating to the geology of Mount Vesuvius in Southern Italy and Mount Etna in Sicily as extracted from the letters of Sir Charles Lyell, written during a visit to the area in September and October 1858. He discusses several geological formations in the mountains and occasionally gives sketches to illustrate his points. He also mentions: that he has received a list of shells from the Pliocene clay on which Mount Etna is placed which he hopes will provide a precise paleontological...
Dates: September and October 1858

Lecture on the 'Volcanic History of Britain', 1886

Identifier: Coll-74/7/2
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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

Lecture text: 'Lecture I', c1879

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

Text of lecture looking at geological themes, such as landscape, physical geography, the formation of continents, types of rock and volcanic activity, and relating them to such subjects as the relationship between man and nature, mythology, history and religion.

Dates: c1879

Lectures on American geological history, c1879

Identifier: Coll-74/6/4
Scope and Contents

Notes and text for seven lectures looking at the geological history of the American continent, looking at specific locations therein, based partly on results from American survey work. These locations were related to to other places around the world, particularly in Britain and Europe. A variety of geological formations were looked at, including that of the continent itself, considering the materials which make them up and the geological timeframe.

Dates: c1879

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from George Edward Simonds Boulger, 19 November 1889

Identifier: Coll-74/11/8/61
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Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from George Edward Simonds Boulger asking permission to use a copy of Geikie's sketch of the Old Man of Hoy in a forthcoming article on rock pinnacles.

Dates: 19 November 1889

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Richard Baron, 15 August 1884

Identifier: Coll-74/11/8/22
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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

Map of Mount Vesuvius, Italy, c1857

Identifier: Coll-203/4/5
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Map of Mount Vesuvius, Italy, showing the crater and several other geological formations, c1857.

Dates: c1857

Notebook No.251, 8 June 1865-2 August 1865

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 9: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/251
Scope and Contents This dark red Notebook details Lyell's travels in Bavaria, Germany, joined by Mary, Leonard Lyell, his secretary Arabella Buckley, and expert companions. The book contains detailed drawings, notes and queries. The itinerary begins on page 4 on 8th June 1865 in London, before Lyell travels to Dover, Calais, Luxembourg, Burgen, Coblenz, Frankfurt then to Kissengen, Nuremberg. Munich, Innsbruck, Klobenstein, Finsterbach, Eiggshorn, Viesch and Aletsch Glaciers before descending into Italy,...
Dates: 8 June 1865-2 August 1865

Notes for lectures given in Dublin, late 19th century

Identifier: Coll-74/9/2
Scope and Contents

Notes for 2 lectures given in Dublin. Sir Archibald Geikie looked at the evolution of scenery around the British Isles. He looked particularly at those elements formed by erosion, such as river valleys, using many locations as examples. He also looked at the formation of tablelands and other geological features and how these have impacted on the people and society in the localities.

Dates: late 19th century