Old Red Sandstone
Subject Source: Local sourcesScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Correspondence: John Edward Marr to C Neaves sub-series consists of:
- 54 letters, alphabetically arranged (1852-1899)
Scope and Contents The Correspondence: John Strong Newberry to John Perry sub-series consists of:
- 37 letters, alphabetically arranged (1863-1900)
Scope and Contents The Correspondence: Sir Arthur William Rücker to James Smith sub-series consists of:
- 34 letters, alphabetically arranged (1863/1900)
Scope and Contents Drawings and notes on the geology of various parts of Scotland, including Stonehaven, Pentland, Nairn and the Braid Hills. Geological features include curved silurian and old red sandstone.
Scope and Contents Notes for 5 lectures on 'The Origin of the Scenery of the British Isles' given to the Royal Institution in 1884, along with printed abstracts. Sir Archibald Geikie focused on geological formations around the British Isles, with comparisons from European and North American locations, looking at the materials of which they are composed and the processes which went into their creation.
Scope and Contents 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.
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.
Identifier: Coll-43 ::: MS 2935.8
Scope and Contents Letter from Hugh Miller to Alexander Rose, originally accompanying some Old Red Sandstone fossils which he comments on. He also refers to the space they will occupy and to an article Rose had sent him.
Scope and Contents Letter to Robert Boog-Watson from Sir Archibald Geikie. Geikie discusses Boog-Watson's geological mapping of the south end of Arran and compares it with his own mapping of the Isle of Bute, the Cumbrae Islands, Renfrewshire and Ayrshire. He discusses Scotland's old red sandstone unconformity. He extends an invitation to join him in mapping Tinto Hill as soon as his expected working visit from Lennox is over.
Dates: 22 October 1862
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from George Barrow accepting work in north Staffordshire. He welcomes the opportunity of at least 2 months break from the difficult geological work which the old red sandstone in the highlands of Scotland present, and the change to a pleasanter climate.
Dates: 27 August 1898