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Papers of James Geikie

Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Division


Subseries Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 James Geikie Gen 878/3



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Name of creator

Geikie | James | 1839-1915 | professor of geology, University of Edinburgh

Biographical History

Biographical History

James Geikie received a number of testimonials from distinguished scientists when he was applying for the chair of geology at the University of Edinburgh. He also published numerous scholarly articles in journals of organisations such as the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and the British Association for the Advancement of Science, covering such topics as glaciation, geological research, and specific aspects of the geology of specific locations within Scotland, Britain, Europe and the wider world. His son, John Somerville Geikie also published on the subject of gold at Sarawak.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Reprints consists of:

  • reprints of scholarly articles by James Geikie
  • reprint of scholarly article by John Somerville Geikie
  • reprints of testimonials for James Geikie




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