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Scope and Contents The Correspondence: Sir Arthur William Rücker to James Smith sub-series consists of:
- 34 letters, alphabetically arranged (1863/1900)
Identifier: Coll-74 Gen.524/8/44
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from James Bennie describing examples of rocks showing evidence of glaciation and fossils which he has sent to Geikie by rail, and explaining which collections they have been borrowed from. He reports on locations in which he has found spore bearing shales and scorpion remains over the winter and spring.
Dates: 25 May 1885
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Sir Robert Stawell Ball asking Geikie if he could furnish him with a specimen of rock which shows the signs of glaciation for his forthcoming lecture.
Dates: 31 December 1900
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Thomas George Bonney discussing the origin of basins in a glaciated landscape. He refutes the chemical erosion theory and supports the glacier erosion theory. He reports that he has studied the theory of glacial erosion on Alpine scenery in Wales, Scotland, Norway and Switzerland. He asks Geikie if he knows of a rock collector who could get him authenticated specimens of, amongst other locations, Eigg pitchstone. He reports on a field trip to...
Dates: 19 December 1873
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 603-604
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from James Croll concerning the effect of ice-caps upon the level of the ocean and announcing the publication of an important paper by Rev. G Fisher on the subject, 8 February 1866.
Dates: 8 February 1866
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
Item — Box Gen.873/Black III | Gen.876, 877, 879: Series Coll-99/3, Volume: Gen.879