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Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Lecture on 'The Origin of the Scenery of the British Isles', 1884

Identifier: Coll-74/7/1
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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.

Dates: 1884

Lectures on American geological history, c1879

Identifier: Coll-74/6/4
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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.

Dates: c1879

Monsoon. From Kasauli Looking Towards Simla, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/2625
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Photograph of the view from the town of Kasauli looking over the mountains towards Simla during the monsoon in 1904.

Dates: 1870s-1930s

Mountain Sheep Shot in the Pinacate Mountains, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/2344
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Photograph of a dead Mountain sheep that was shot in the Pinacate mountains in the late 19th or early 20th century.

Dates: 1870s-1930s

Note about Beinn Li and wells with accompanying vocabulary note, 1904

Identifier: Coll-97/CW178/48
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Note about Beinn Li [Beinn Lì/Ben Lee, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] that it has a well on top and that there are lots of wells around the hill. The accompanying vocabulary note reads 'Grud = Low dirty smear [-]'

Dates: 1904

Note about corries and mountains in Argyllshire, 29 August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/97
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Note possibly collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about corries and mountains in Argyll [Earra Ghàidheal] including Coire Buie [Coire Buidhe], Beinn Scuileart [Beinn Sgulaird], Creach Bheinn, Coire na Circe [Coire Circe] and Benderloch [Meudarloch].

Dates: 29 August 1883

Note about the hill Cadha Mor, October 1892

Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/78
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Note about the hill Cadha Mor that it is 2313 feet high and is situated in Rothiemurchus Forest, [Cadha Mòr, Coille Rata Mhurchais, Siorrach Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire].

Dates: October 1892

Notebook No.6, September 1827- September 1827

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 1: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/6
Scope and Contents This notebook contains geological notes on Forfarshire, sketches, and many queries at the end. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the notebook, transcribed from digital surrogates using the platform Transkribus. When known, Lyell's abbreviations and contractions have been expanded using brackets []. When writing is unclear, and transcription is not...
Dates: September 1827- September 1827

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

Placename note about 'An Cuillioinn', 7 August 1886

Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/25
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Place-name note collected from Duncan Cameron, police officer, Lochaline [Loch Àlainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] which reads 'An Cuillionn Rumach the Cuillionn of Rum. An Cuillionn Sgitheanach = the Cuillion of Skye' [An Cuiltheann Rùmach, Ruma/Rum and An Cuiltheann/Cuillin Hills, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. Amendments have been made in ink to the spelling of 'Cuillionn'.

Dates: 7 August 1886