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Papers of Sir Archibald Geikie

Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Division

Sorby Research Fund

Series Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Sir Archibald Geikie Gen. 521/4



Extent and medium of the unit of description



Name of creator

Geikie | Sir | Archibald | 1835-1924 | professor of geology, University of Edinburgh

Biographical History

Biographical History

The Sorby Research Fund was founded by the Royal Society under the terms of the will of Henry Clifton Sorby (1826-1908) to facilitate the establishment of a fellowship to carry out original scientific research. Because Sheffield was the home town of the founder, the fund was associated with the University of Sheffield, with the proviso that, if that institution was unable to provide the necessary facilities, it could be moved to another which could.

Sir Archibald Geikie was involved in the early administration of the fund, with the resultant correspondence and other documents.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

The Sorby Research Fund series consists of:

  • Constitution of the Sorby Research Fund, in handwritten, typewritten and printed forms
  • Correspondence relating to the establishment of the fund
  • Notes




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