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North America

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

5 Lectures on geology, c1879

 Item
Identifier: Coll-74/6/18
Scope and Contents Notes and text for five lectures on geology. Sir Archibald Geikie placed civilisation, religion and mythology in the context of geological development, looking at geolgical formations and the processes and materials involved in their creation.

A Family of Elk, 1870s-1930s

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Identifier: Coll-1434/1704
Scope and Contents Ilustration of a family of elk (male and female adults and young) in a forested setting from a book.

'Beatha an America mu Thuath', Late 19th century

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Identifier: Coll-98/3/3/2
Scope and Contents Marked 'Mackinnon A14' and noted thus in previous historical records. The title of the booklet, Beatha an America mu Thuath, or, as it would be written in modern Scottish Gaelic, Beatha ann an Aimeireaga a Tuath translates to English as 'Life in North America'. The title is descriptive as this appears to be a booklet about why and how Scots would move to North America, with specific mention of Canada and New England. This does...

Correspondence: Sir John Stuart Keltie to Herbert Kynaston, 1867-1916

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Coll-74/12/9
Scope and Contents The Correspondence: Sir John Stuart Keltie to Herbert Kynaston sub-series consists of:
  1. 24 letters, alphabetically arranged (1867-1916)

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

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Identifier: Coll-74/7/1
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.

Lectures on American geological history, c1879

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Identifier: Coll-74/6/4
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.

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Joseph Clark, 25 April 1846

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Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 556-557
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Joseph Clarke contining observations on North American terrapins, 25 April 1846.

Notes for lectures on 'Geographical Evolution', late 19th century

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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...

Papers in geography, history, and science, 1750-1781

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Identifier: Coll205/2/2 (Dc.1.58)
Scope and Contents Approximately 75 mostly handwritten leaves, including a 2-page colour drawing of Burrum chundalle, an extract from a history of Louisiana by W. de Page du Pratz (1783); extract from a history of Sumatra by William Marsden (1783); extract from the 'Constitution of the German Empire', s.n., s.d.; extract from 'Baretti's Account of the Manners and Customs of Italy' (1775); extract from 'Baretti's Travels Thro' England Portugal Spain & France to Genoa (1760); extract from 'Travels thro'...

Song beginning 'Chuir si mo chri air a phlosgail' and accompanying story, 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/171
Scope and Contents Song probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra GhĂ idheal/Argyllshire, beginning 'Chuir si mo chri air a phlosgail' and accompanying story, which describes how the daughter of Glencoe ran away with her father's piper Henderson to America. It also notes that 'She never did did (sic) good - always going round the shore to look out for her lover coming'.