Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box CLX-A-1591
Scope and Contents This is an antograph letter signed "Cha. Lyell", sent by Charles Lyell to an unnamed individual, dated 24 April 1874, 73 Harley Street, London. In this letter he thanks his correspondent for "the additional list of Aldeby shells", explaining that he has completed "[his] new edition of the Students Elements [of Geology]" and that he "[had the assistance of Mr Searles Wood". He goes on to discuss papers and maps relating to the geology of the Rhine which Lyell himself had found instructive,...
Dates: 21 April 1874
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of highly colourful drawings of minerals and are organised into five volumes of accompanying notes. Manuscript notes in the volumes indicate that the drawings are arranged in families according to the system of Professor Robert Jameson (1774-1854).
Scope and Contents The correspondence in the collection consists entirely of letters to Charles William Peach about the plants and fossils of Caithness. Some comments too against Darwin's theory of evolution. There are also obituaries, press-cuttings and letters about Robert Dick.
Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: W[illiam] G[rylls] Adams to Paul Apfelstedt, 17 November 1860 - 01 December 1900
Scope and Contents The Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: W[illiam] G[rylls] Adams to Paul Apfelstedt sub-series consists of:
- 20 letters to Sir Archibald Geikie, alphabetically arranged (1860-1900)
Dates: 17 November 1860 - 01 December 1900
Identifier: Coll-43 ::: MS 2935.7
Scope and Contents Letter from Hugh Miller to Alexander Rose regarding articles written by the former, the most recent relating to limestone and he promises to send Rose samples. He remarks on astronomical geologists and their view of religion, specifically creation.
Scope and Contents The letter is dated 28 February 1887, at 10 Bright['s] Crescent, presumably in Edinburgh. It appears to begin, 'Dear Prof. Dunn'. Geikie regrets that he 'shall be unable to attend the Council meeting for t. night - I am not allowed to go out in the evening'. He remarks how it is 'a terrible loss to the Society in the death of our dear friend Mr. Gray!' It finishes with autograph signature, James Geikie. There is also a printed outline map of Scotland showing principal directions of...
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton thanking him for his comments on his memoir The Charleston Earthquake of August 31, 1886, ( 1889) telling him that he is now employed by the War Department rather then the United States Geological Survey. He expresses dismay that he is being transferred to Texas from Washington, where he can see no role for himself. He tells Geikie that he is considering writing a cowboy novel or possibly an historical...
Dates: 06 June 1891
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Joseph Anderson updating him on his son William's career with the Geological Survey of New South Wales. He asks Geikie to help his son to achieve a permanent promoted post with the Survey, should the opportunity arise.
Dates: 04 November 1891
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Joseph Anderson telling him that the position of Chief Officer of the Geological Survey of New South Wales has been filled, without advertisement, by a Mr Pitman or Putman. His son William has been appointed First Assistant and is not dissatisfied with the post.
Dates: 17 November 1891
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Joseph Anderson telling him that his son has been made redundant by the Geological Survey of New South Wales due to a cut in the government's grant. He asks Geikie to let his son know if he hears of any suitable position.
Dates: 15 November 1893