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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: Sir George Howard Darwin to Peter Martin Duncan

Subseries Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Sir Archibald Geikie Gen. 524/14



Extent and medium of the unit of description


letters (with some enclosures)

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 sub-series relates to professional interaction, including geological research and surveying. A number of letters also discuss social engagements and other non-professional matters.

There are a few letters from both Sir George Howard Darwin (1845-1912) and his brother Sir Horace Darwin (1851-1928) as well as larger quantities from palaeontologist Thomas Davidson (1817-1885) and seismologist Charles Davison (Geikie was consulted by the latter regarding financial assistance from the Royal Society for the publication of Davison's The Hereford Earthquake of December 17th, 1896, (1898) of which a summary is enclosed). Further correspondents include Patrick Dudgeon of Cargen, who consulted Geikie on geology and mineralogy, and geologist Peter Martin Duncan (1821-1891). There is also a letter from Paul Daubrée informing Geikie of the death of his father, Gabriel Auguste Daubrée (1814-1896).

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

The Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: Sir George Howard Darwin to Peter Martin Duncan sub-series consists of:

  • 74 letters to Sir Archibald Geikie, alphabetically arranged (1867-1899)




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