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Biography

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

Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

Copy of letter to [Jessie Aitken Wilson] from Emily M Yelverton, 27 January 1860

 Item
Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/60
Scope and Contents Copy of letter to [Jessie Aitken Wilson] from Emily M Yelverton telling her that she does not sanction the completion of the 'Memoir of Edward Forbes' by Sir Archibald Geikie and asking for the return of all personal items which she had lent to the late George Wilson for the project.
Dates: 27 January 1860

Correspondence concerning the compilation of 'Memoir of Edward Forbes', 1854-1861

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Coll-74/11/3
Scope and Contents The Correspondence concerning the compilation of 'Memoir of Edward Forbes' sub-series consists of: pen and ink sketches by Edward Forbes (c1854) letters from and to contributors and collaborators (1854-1861) letters to and from the publisher Alexander MacMillan (1860-1861) letters to and from the printer Thomas Constable (1860-1861) list of...
Dates: 1854-1861

Letter to Alexander MacMillan from Joseph Beete Jukes, 20 September 1860

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/16
Scope and Contents Letter to Alexander MacMillan from Joseph Beete Jukes explaining that he has enclosed an example of the sort of material he could submit for the biography of Edward Forbes. He lists other possible topics and asks for confirmation that they will be required before spending time on them.
Dates: 20 September 1860

Letter to [Alexander MacMillan] from Joseph Beete Jukes, 14 October 1860

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/17
Scope and Contents Letter to [Alexander MacMillan] from Joseph Beete Jukes recommending which photograph of Edward Forbes to use in the biography, which parts of the manuscript he will be forwarding to use, and giving some anecdotes from his life.
Dates: 14 October 1860

Letter to George Wilson from Jane Forbes, 18 August 1855

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/12
Scope and Contents Letter to George Wilson from Jane Forbes refuting that her son was disinterested in his roots on the Isle of Man.
Dates: 18 August 1855

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan, 10 November 1860

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/38
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan asking for confirmation that he has received copies of Edward Forbes introductory lectures at King's College from John Van Voorst and urging him to liaise with Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay and Joseph Beete Jukes concerning which of Edward Forbes' own drawing to include in his biography.
Dates: 10 November 1860

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan, 28 November 1860

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/41
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan telling him that sketches have arrived from James Scott Bowerbank and that the final choice will be made with the help of Thomas Henry Huxley. He advises Geikie that he has been in further contact with Jessie Aitken Wilson who is concerned that her brother [George Wilson]'s portion [of 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes'] should not be edited.
Dates: 28 November 1860

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan, 07 December 1860

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/42
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan telling him that he and Thomas Henry Huxley had met and chosen drawings by Edward Forbes [for 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes'] and had decided that they should be inserted at the end of chapters or at suitable points in the text. MacMillan asks Geikie to arrange that space is left for the illustrations with the printer, Thomas Constable, and informs him that James Scott Bowerbank has further information concerning the origin of the drawings.
Dates: 07 December 1860

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan, 19 June 1861

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/47
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan lamenting the slow sales of his book 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes' and suggesting this is due to the popularity of "the Gorilla book", [3rd edition Charles Robert Darwin's Origin of the Species].
Dates: 19 June 1861

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan, 15 February 1860

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/26
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan concerning a strategy suggested by Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay and Thomas Henry Huxley for smoothing over a disagreement with Joseph Beete Jukes and Emily M Yelverton concerning the proposed Memoir of Edward Forbes, FRS, ( 1861).
Dates: 15 February 1860