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Rocks, Sedimentary

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

5 Lectures on geology, c1879

Identifier: Coll-74/6/18
Scope and Contents

Notes and text for five lectures on geology. Sir Archibald Geikie placed civilisation, religion and mythology in the context of geological development, looking at geolgical formations and the processes and materials involved in their creation.

Dates: c1879

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton, 05 May 1883

Identifier: Coll-74/11/5/14
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton discussing the fossiliferous Upper Cambrian metamorphosed sandstone shales found at Lake Superior and the Grand Canyon. At Lake Superior these beds overlie 1400 feet of unfossiliferous sandstone and shale, interspersed with layers of copper bearing metamorphosed volcanic ash. These are the same as the Huronian metamorphic beds at Lake Huron which are possibly of the Lower Cambrian age due to an unconformity (as identified by...
Dates: 05 May 1883

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from George Barrow, 20 October 1888

Identifier: Coll-74/11/8/26
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from George Barrow concerning Geikie's wish to investigate the grounds for Barrow's assertion that the Loch Tay limestone and the Blair Atholl series are not on the same horizontal plane. He recommends that Geikie start his investigation at the Spital of Glenshee and recommends some accommodation there. Barrow lists the ascending stratigraphy which Geikie should observe, with additional notes on some of the apparant features. He offers to take Geikie over the...
Dates: 20 October 1888

Notebook No.12, 30 June 1828-21 July 1828

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 1: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/12
Scope and Contents This notebook, of natural red leather, contains journal style entries in Lyell's hand with illustrations, mostly of mountain ranges, extinct volcanoes. Direction of handwriting changes, and is pencil and ink. The cover reads "No 5 France Issoire, by Puy en Velay, to Montelinart. June 30th to July 21 1828". The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the...
Dates: 30 June 1828-21 July 1828

Notebook No.13, 24 July 1828-23 August 1828

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 1: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/13
Scope and Contents This brown leather notebook is written in daily entries with full page detailed sketches, and contains notes on geology of Montpellier and Nice, reflections on geological processes and the extension of Rhone delta. On pp.76-78 Lyell writes an analogy between history and geology; p.79 is titled "One state of Nature dependant on another". Front plate: No 6, France, Montpelier, to Grosail. July 24th to Aug 23rd 1828. Written in pencil and ink. ...
Dates: 24 July 1828-23 August 1828

Notes for lectures on 'Geographical Evolution', late 19th century

Identifier: Coll-74/9/1
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