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Scope and Contents Archaeological note which reads, 'North of Roglas [Roe Glas, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] the Rev Alex[ander] Campbell priest Bornish [Bornais] saw a mile of the machair closely cover[ed] over with ciste where the wind blew away the sand.'
Scope and Contents Archaeological note on Tarasaigh/Taransay sites exposed by coastal erosion describing how faces of the bank are left exposed by the sea and how layers of shells and darker sand with the ends of buildings can be seen and how 'By the side of some old and beautifully built expose[d] wall is the root of the gallan at least 4f[ee]t down fr[om the] sun.'
Scope and Contents Drawings and notes on the geology of areas of Scotland, including Aviemore, Inverness, Schehallion and parts of Fife, and to a lesser extent locations around Auvergne, France, with a list of excursionists who went there. References are made to raised beaches at the Firth of Tay, a fault line at St Monans, limeworks at Ceres, erosion near Wormit and necks at St Andrews.
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.
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton enclosing copies of topographical drawings of the Grand Canyon by William Henry Holmes. He pontificates over what text he will eventually send to accompany the drawings and asserts that the Grand Canyon was formed during the Pliocene and the Quaternary geological periods rather than by erosion during the Tertiary period. He promises to forward copies of Holmes' drawings of the Kaibab region shortly. He reports that John W Powell...
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton, thanking him for his articles on weathering and postulating that the Grand Canyon was formed in this manner, and that he is preparing a section concerning this for Geikie's manual. He recommends William Henry Holmes' topographical drawings of the Grand Canyon and reports that photolithographs are being prepared. He gives details of the depths of the individual geological stratifications which can be observed at the Grand Canyon....