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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
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 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
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Joseph Anderson with a bibliography for information on the Coronation Stone. He gives Geikie news of his son William, who is now undertaking his second year as a geologist in the Central Provinces of India and finding it hard to provision his camp.
Dates: 15 November 1893
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from William Anderson telling him that he has arrived in Pietermaritzburg ready to commence his duties. He reports that he intends to commence a survey of the north-east corner of the colony bordering on Zululand and south of the Yugela River.
Dates: 05 January 1899
Scope and Contents Four letters of Isaac Forsyth, bookseller in Elgin Letter sent by Isaac Forsyth to Patrick Duff, originally enclosing prospectus relating to a book by 'Dr Falconer of Forres', whom Forsyth describes as 'a gigantic geologist'. He is very probably talking of Hugh Falconer (1808-1865), a Scottish geologist, botanist and palaeontologist who studied the flora and fauna in India and Burma. Forsyth mentions the 'two...