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Papers of Sir Archibald Geikie
    Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie (A-H)

Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Division

Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: Thomas Lauder Brunton to William Sweetland Dallas

Subseries Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Sir Archibald Geikie Gen. 524/10



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

Sir Archibald Geikie corresponded with a number of people both socially and professionally. Much of that in this series relates to issues of professional interaction, including appointments to office and academic writing. There is also much relating to geological research and surveying. A number of letters also discuss social engagements and other non-professional matters.

Geikie's relationship with both professional and educational bodies and other organisations has resulted in a significant amount of correspondence with relevant individuals in these organisations such as Thomas Lauder Brunton of the Royal Society, William Benjamin Carpenter of the University of London, Sir Robert Christison of the University of Edinburgh and William Sweetland Dallas of the Geological Society of London. There are also a sizeable number of letters from Rev William Branwhite Clarke of Sydney Australia and a number from James Croll concerning his financial situation.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

The Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: Thomas Lauder Brunton to William Sweetland Dallas sub-series consists of:

  • 74 letters to Sir Archibald Geikie, alphabetically arranged (1857-1913)




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