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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: FW Egan to John Evans

Subseries Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Sir Archibald Geikie Gen. 524/16



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. This sub-series includes the following correspondents:

There is a small amount of correspondence with FW Egan of the Geological Survey of Ireland. More lengthy professional correspondence with Geikie came from paleontologist Sir Philip De Malpas Egerton (1806-1881) concerning Sir Roderick Impey Murchison and letters of Murchison which Egerton lent Geikie. Another paleontologist, William Willoughby Cole, 3rd Earl of Enniskillen (1807-1886) wrote to Geikie concerning On the Fossil Fishes of the Carboniferous Limestone Series of Great Britain, (1883).

Correspondence took place with the geologist and paleontologist Robert Etheridge (1819-1903) and a smaller amount with Etheridge's son, also Robert Etheridge (1846-1920), who was also a geologist and paleontologist. Geikie corresponded with archaeologist John Evans (1823-1908), Treasurer of the Royal Society, on a number of professional matters including those related to professional affiliations such as financial donations.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

The Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: FW Egan to John Evans sub-series consists of:

  • 2 letters from FW Egan (1897-1900)
  • 5 letters from Sir Philip De Malpas Grey Egerton (1871-1875)
  • 4 letters from the Earl of Enniskillen (1884-1896)
  • 9 letters from Robert Etheridge snr. (1869-1879)
  • 2 letters from Robert Etheridge jnr. (1872-1873)
  • 5 letters from John Evans (1866-1900)




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