Arran Buteshire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
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Identifier: GB Coll-74/11/4
Scope and Contents The Correspondence with Robert Boog-Watson sub-series consists of: 3 letters from Sir Archibald Geikie (1862-1863) inscribed reprint: Geikie | Archibald | Sir | 1835-1924 | professor of geology, University of Edinburgh, On the Phenomena of the Glacial Drift in Scotland, ( Glasgow, John...
Scope and Contents A diary account of observations made by Sir Archibald Geikie during his trip to Arran in 1851. He includes an analysis of the geology of the area: clay deposits, gravel formation and marine terraces amongst others. Geikie also describes the people and the communities they lived in, particularly the villages of Brodick, Corrie and Lamlash.
Scope and Contents Drawings and notes on the geology of parts of Scotland (including Edinburgh, Arran, Mull and Islay) of parts of England and also of Pomeroy, Ireland. References are made to Plymouth limestone, Skye granite, toadstones in Derbyshire and papers on raised beaches at Loch Carron.
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Scope and Contents Informal writeup of approximately 100 pages of Jameson's trip to Arran in 1799, complete with trip expense accounts.
Scope and Contents Journal of 116 pages relating to a trip taken by Jameson to Arran in June of 1797. Contains a sketch for a plate in his book, An Outline of the Mineralogy of the Shetland Islands and of the Island of Arran of 1798.
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 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.
Dates: 22 October 1862
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 10 December 1863
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Alexander MacMillan asking him to send a copy of his ['Memoirs of Edward Forbes'], to date, to the printer Thomas Constable to enable them to make an estimate. He reports that he is leaving for Arran that Wednesday and will make a trip to Edinburgh if required.
Dates: 30 July 1860
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 17 March 1865