Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Correspondence from Alfred Elis Törnebohm sub-series consists of:
- letters (with enclosed diagrams, maps and a photograph), chronologically arranged (1883-1902)
Scope and Contents The Correspondence: WA Herdman to Joseph Dalton Hooker sub-series consists of:
- 33 letters, alphabetically arranged (1872-1900)
Scope and Contents A script for a lecture, presumably for students of Celtic at the University of Edinburgh in 1911. The subject of the lecture seems to be about sending children to other families or clans for education and training in certain areas of Highland culture and life.
Dates: 20th century
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 Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from George Barrow accepting work in north Staffordshire. He welcomes the opportunity of at least 2 months break from the difficult geological work which the old red sandstone in the highlands of Scotland present, and the change to a pleasanter climate.
Dates: 27 August 1898
Scope and Contents Note about attacks on the character traits of Highlanders described as 'The Spirit of Pinkerton' [John Pinkerton]. Carmichael comments 'I have seen much of this in my day and I have seen the kindliest acts of the people to strangers in distress perverted and com[plained] upon in the most venomous manner.'
Scope and Contents Note about how crofters' daughters are dressed remarking that they are 'as becomingly dressed as the average young lady in Princes St[reet]' [Edinburgh].
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...
Dates: late 19th century
Proof copy of article on 'The Geological Influences which have Affected the Course of British History', 1881
Scope and Contents First proof copy of an article by Sir Archibald Geikie on 'The Geological Influences which have Affected the Course of British History' from printers Clay, Sons and Taylor, for Macmillan the publisher in 1881. This looked at ancient peoples and legendary figures, puting them in the context of the evolution of the natural world. Including elements such as the impact of the devlopment of commerce and the move from an agricultural to an urban industrial society, Sir Archibald Geikie mapped them to...