Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Photograph of the Hackney pony stallion, "Whitegate Swell" that won at the Royal in York in 1900 standing in a field. It was owned by John Jones of Whitegate Stud in Wrexham, Wales.
Scope and Contents Text on a Kerry Hill ewe born in 1903 that gave birth to a record 26 lambs between 1904 and 1912 with the last four lambs by the ram, "Gwernygoe Leviathan". The ewe was bred by Mr. Morris of Gwernygoe and all but one were reared by W Lewis of Hurdley, Churchstoke, [Wales].
Scope and Contents Photograph of the Kerry Hill ram, "Champion Sam" (44) that won first prize at the Shropshire and West Midland Show in 1899 standing in a field. The ram 'won many other prizes and was never beaten. It was bred and owned by Evan kinsey of Maesmawr, Caersws, Mont. [Wales].
Scope and Contents 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.
Scope and Contents 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.
Scope and Contents 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.
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from A Bachellery thanking Geikie for letters of introduction to a number of geologists. He reports that these introductions had led to successful geological tours while he was visiting Great Britain.
Dates: 22 July 1898
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