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Biography

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

Found in 12 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 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, 15 October 1860

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/34
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan forwarding some material from Joseph Beete Jukes with permission to use it [in 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes']. Alexander MacMillan agrees to the use of a portrait of [Edward Forbes] taken by Antoine Francois Jean Claudet as soon as he has heard from Emily M Yelverton.

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).

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Jessie Aitken Wilson, 30 January 1860

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/57
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Jessie Aitken Wilson enclosing a letter from Emily M Yelverton (not attached) which places obstacles in the way of the completion of 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes'. A discussion follows concerning the intellectual ownership of personal letters which are to be used as source material and possible methods of pacifying Emily M Yelverton.

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Jessie Aitken Wilson, 24 January 1860

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/55
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Jessie Aitken Wilson concerning the ownership of letters which her late brother George Wilson had borrowed as background material for the 'Memoirs of Edward Forbes'. She suggests writing to the owners to let them know that she has transferred them to Sir Archibald Geikie, and writes a detailed action list. She discusses the health of Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay and her dislike of Emily M Yelverton.

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Joseph Beete Jukes, 09 January 1861

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/19
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Joseph Beete Jukes suggesting that he comes to Ireland to see some items and sketchs made by Edward Forbes and discuss the gaps in the biography he is preparing with Emily M Yelverton.