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Volcanic Activity

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Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Edward William Binney, 20 March 1865

Identifier: Coll-74/11/8/53
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Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Edward William Binney agreeing with Geikie that hematite is of volcanic origin. He debates the date of the start of the upper carboniferous period and the end of the permian period and gives some evidence for his thoughts on this.

Dates: 20 March 1865

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Henry Edward Bunbury, 4 February 1857

Identifier: Coll-203/4/13
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Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Henry Edward Bunbury regarding the eruption of Mount Etna on the 29 March 1809. He mentions volcanic activity on Etna prior to the eruption in the form of vents in the earth which issues steam and flames and that the volcano sent up jets of water during the eruption which, when falling on the lava flows, resulted in a series of explosions, 4 February 1857.

Dates: 4 February 1857

Notes for lectures given in Dublin, late 19th century

Identifier: Coll-74/9/2
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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

Notes for lectures on 'Geographical Evolution', late 19th century

Identifier: Coll-74/9/1
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

Notes on Madeira, October-November 1855

Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 76-152
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Original packaging marks this bundle as 'H; '4' C. Lyell's notes with G. Hartung Oct 1855, Nov. and with large letters 'CL'. Text includes notes, queries, itinerary of trip, reference to Notebook 185, in sections by topic e.g. Dikes, with sketches and diagrams throughout. October-November 1855.

Dates: October-November 1855

Papers of Sir Archibald Geikie

Identifier: Coll-74
Scope and Contents The papers Sir Archibald Geikie consist of: personal, organisational and scientific correspondence geological notebooks with field sketches and water-colours reprints of his work miscellaneous lecture notes student's lecture notes lecture notes and printed maps relating to a visit to Boston proofs for...
Dates: 1851-1921

Royal Institution of Great Britain: Syllabus of a Course of Three Lectures on the Origin of Land-Surfaces by Archibald Geikie, FRS, 1867-1868

Identifier: Coll-74/8/2
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Syllabus for a series of 3 lectures Sir Archibald Geikie gave to The Royal Insitution of Great Britain in 1869, broadly focusing on valleys, hills and mountains, erosion, geological structure and related subjects.

Dates: 1867-1868