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Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Coll-43 ::: MS 2935.5
Scope and Contents Annual Address by Thomas Sturrock, vice president of the Edinburgh Geological Society, looking at the development of geology and mineralogy, wider scientific developments and their relationship to religion, war and other issues.
Item — Box CLX-A-1591
Scope and Contents Autograph Letter Signed from William Thomson to Cardinal Stefano Borgia in Rome, discussing the properties of a newly-discovered flexible stone from Brazil (probably Itacolumite, a stone which is flexible when cut into thin strips, and which is found in Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is associated with the presence of diamonds.) and providing an Italian translation of part of James Hutton's paper on the subject. Letter in Italian, dated 13 August 1797.
Dates: 13 August 1797
Scope and Contents The Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: Sir George Howard Darwin to Peter Martin Duncan sub-series consists of:
- 74 letters to Sir Archibald Geikie, alphabetically arranged (1867-1899)
Scope and Contents Journal of 116 pages relating to a trip taken by Jameson to Arran in June of 1797. Contains a sketch for a plate in his book, An Outline of the Mineralogy of the Shetland Islands and of the Island of Arran of 1798.
Scope and Contents Lectures given by James Geikie on mineralogy, covering areas including the form of minerals (crystals), their characteristics depending on light (colour, pleochromism, play of colours, iridescence, lustre, transparency, refraction, phosphorescence), characters depending on state of aggregation (hardness, tenacity, fracture), other characteristics (taste, odour, feel, electricity, magnetism, specific gravity) and their origins (solution, fusion, sublimation).
Scope and Contents Letter from AJ Alexander to Joseph Black regarding mineralogical experiments, yaws and including a journal of local rainfall.
Dates: 21 April 1773
Item — Volume MS 2917.2: Series Coll-43/1
Scope and Contents Notebook containing minutes of meetings. These include: details of membership including those which attended each meeting and the financial affairs of the Society. Annual reports for 1840 and 1841 are included and summarise the society's activities and finances for the year. Lists of names and addresses of all members are included. Geological questions discussed and conclusions reached are minuted. 4 meetings were spent discussing "Is the glacier theory of Agassiz applicable to the...
Dates: 27 August 1840 - 04 June 1842
Item — Volume MS 2917.3: Series Coll-43/1
Scope and Contents Notebook containing minutes of meetings. Membership details include: details of new and retiring members, those who attended each meeting and deaths. Newspaper obituaries for George Sanderson and Hugh Smith are pasted into the book. The financial affairs of the Society are reported, and a newspaper clipping with the annual report for 1847 included. Details of the development of the society library are minuted. Abstracts of member's papers are minuted, along with the resultant...
Dates: 07 July 1842 - 02 May 1850