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Biography

 Subject
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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan, 16 February 1860

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/27
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan telling him that he will publish the proposed biography of Edward Forbes despite possible opposition from Joseph Beete Jukes and Emily M Yelverton.

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan, 17 February 1860

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/28
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan telling him that Joseph Beete Jukes does not oppose his proposed 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes', but rather is happy to assist by providing information and editorial help and smoothing the way with Emily M Yelverton.

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan, 25 February 1860

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/29
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan with comment on the first 4 chapters of his Memoirs of Edward Forbes, ( 1861) and advice for future chapters. He suggests printing the book in Edinburgh. He comments that he does not expect any further opposition to the book fom Emily M Yelverton and has had further endorsements for the book from Thomas Henry Huxley and Robert Alfred Cloyne Godwin-Austen.

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan, 30 August 1860

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/32
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan enclosing a document (not attached) and the offer of some sketches from Robert Alfred Cloyne Godwin-Austen for use in 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes'.

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan, 24 September 1860

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/33
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan telling him that Jessie Aitken Wilson's biography of her brother George Wilson has already gone to press. He urges Sir Archibald Geikie to proceed with sending the initial chapters of 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes' to press and arrange an engraver for the illustrations. He also encloses some material from Joseph Beete Jukes and tells him he has forwarded a parcel from Robert Alfred Cloyne Godwin-Austen.