Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
The Correspondence: John Strong Newberry to John Perry sub-series consists of:
- 37 letters, alphabetically arranged (1863-1900)
Drawings and notes on the geology, largely of Ireland but also of Ayrshire. References are made to volcanic rock at Lizard and silurian.
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.
Letter to Robert Boog-Watson from Sir Archibald Geikie. Geikie discusses Boog-Watson's geological mapping of the south end of Arran and compares it with his own mapping of the Isle of Bute, the Cumbrae Islands, Renfrewshire and Ayrshire. He discusses Scotland's old red sandstone unconformity. He extends an invitation to join him in mapping Tinto Hill as soon as his expected working visit from Lennox is over.
Letter to Robert Boog-Watson from Sir Archibald Geikie while on field study in Ayrshire. Geikie suggests that he writes a paper on the Arran deposit at Lamlash. He discusses his geological research in Ayrshire in detail and in particular glacial deposits. He reports a technical difficulty with his possible professorship. He mentions Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay's possible future movements and his current health.
Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Edward William Binney reporting on permian rocks which he has seen. He says that there are displays of plutonic action. He says that the green earths and red oxides observed are the result of volcanic action in water. He continues with some detailed observations of rock formations found in Ayrshire and a report of fossil trees found at Laggan Bay on the Isle of Arran.
Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Blackadder on geological matters. He mentions some post diluvium conglomerate found at Glamis gate, discusses the route of the river Nith from its source in the coalfields of Ayrshire to the Solway Firth and remarks that he considers the sweep of diluvium hillocks near Melgund Castle to be the most extraordinary in the country, 15 October 1827.
Notes on white-traps in Museum of Science and Art and Geological Survey Collection, the Office, Edinburgh, late 19th century
Notes on white-traps from various parts of Scotland (Ayrshire, Fife, Linlithgowshire) held either in the Museum of Science and Art or the offices of the Geological Survey in Edinburgh.