Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
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...
Dates: 16 March 1881
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Samuel Allport thanking him for copies of his papers, and telling him that as he had already seen the one on earth sculpture he had passed them on to other parties.
Dates: 03 October 1874
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
Scope and Contents Note about a man who recollects the Aoi isthmus [Uidh, Tarasaigh/Taransay] being ploughed although it is now 'sand hills and a big strand washed by the sea'.
Dates: 10 July 1870
Scope and Contents Notes for 2 lectures given in Dublin. Sir Archibald Geikie looked at the evolution of scenery around the British Isles. He looked particularly at those elements formed by erosion, such as river valleys, using many locations as examples. He also looked at the formation of tablelands and other geological features and how these have impacted on the people and society in the localities.
Dates: late 19th century
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
Scope and Contents Notes on the burial place at Ceillegridh [Ceilegraigh/Killegray], an island close to Easaigh/Ensay, described as a 'pretty isle with a good house where the factor sometimes lives'. The burying place is noted as being at Ru-an teampuil [Teampull na b' Annait] on the north point of the island 'on a ledge washed by the waves'. There is a small ruin there and the soil is so shallow that 'the coffins rest upon the flat rock. The ends of the grave app[ear] fr[om] the wash away of the...
Dates: 13 July 1870
Notes on the chapels and burial sites on Tarasaigh/Taransay and Stewart of Loscintire [Losgaintir/Luskentyre], 8 July 1870
Scope and Contents Notes on the chapels and burial sites on Tarasaigh/Taransay, describing the beauty of Chè Temple [Teampull Chè/St Keith's Chapel], its construction, dimensions and situation and that its graveyard is still a burying place. He describes the stream which separates Cille Chè and Cladh Charain [Cladh Tharain/St Taran's graveyard] as being there in winter but dry in summer 'its bed covered over with docken'. Of St Taran's he notes, 'St Caran ruins by houses above & horse & cattle fanks now...
Dates: 8 July 1870
Scope and Contents The papers Sir Archibald Geikie consist of: personal, organisational and scientific correspondence geological notebooks with field sketches and water-colours reprints of his work miscellaneous lecture notes student's lecture notes lecture notes and printed maps relating to a visit to Boston proofs for...