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Records of Edinburgh Geological Society
    Minutes of General Meetings

Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Division

Minute Book No 7

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Edinburgh Geological Society MS 2918.1


07 November 1867 - 18 March 1879

Extent and medium of the unit of description



Name of creator

Edinburgh Geological Society | 1834-: | scientific society, Edinburgh (Scotland)

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Notebook containing minutes of ordinary meetings with 432 numbered pages.

Full details of the Society's business is recorded including: details of honorary, corresponding and normal membership and diplomas awarded, reports from Annual General Meetings including details of office-bearers and their election, financial details, details of the publications of Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society, details of donations for the Society's museum and library and the plans for housing and expanding these. Deaths of members and prominant geologists are recorded, including the patrons Sir Roderick Impey Murchison and Sir Charles Lyell.

Lists of papers read and planned excursions are given.

Pasted into the notebook are: newspaper clippings with reports of Society meetingsNovember 1878 - February 1879. These include abstracts of papers read. There are also newspaper clippings reporting on Society excursions and a joint excursion with the Geological Society of Glasgow . An obituary for former president, Professor David Page, is included. A billet for an excursion by the Inverness Scientific Society and Field Club on 30 July 1881 is tucked between the pages.




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