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

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Lecture on the 'Volcanic History of Britain', 1886

Identifier: Coll-74/7/2
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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.

Dates: 1886

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from John Walter Gregory (incomplete), 14 January 1929

Identifier: Coll-14/9/35/2
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Gregory provides information on what he believes to be the causes of evolution of mammals from reptiles.

The latter part of the letter, incuding the author's signature, is not present.

Dates: 14 January 1929

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Robert Broom, 12 June 1921

Identifier: Coll-74/11/8/71
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Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Robert Broom telling Geikie that he has named a fossil after a colleague John Young. The fossil, Youngina, is possibly the common ancestor of lizards, crocodiles, dinosaurs, pterodactyls and birds. He describes his work progress in South Africa including a drawing of a gorgonopsid reptile skeleton.

Dates: 12 June 1921

Note which reads 'An cleireach mac crubag Dearc luachrach lotai and sin 3 siuil mhara', June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/45
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Note collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Baile Meadhanach/Ballymeanach, Ìle/Islay, which reads 'An cleireach mac crubag Dearc luachrach lotai[dh] [th]u sin 3 siuil mhara. His sister was stung & it last[ed] thus' indicating that his sister was stung by a lizard and the sting lasted three tides or eighteen hours. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: June 1887