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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: HW Fielden to Edmund Johnston Garwood

Subseries Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Sir Archibald Geikie Gen. 524/17



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:

Correspondence with fellow geologist, Reverend Osmond Fisher (1817-1913), covered a number of professional areas, primarily Fisher's own research; that from Sir William Henry Flower (1831-1899) was more concerned with associations they had an interest in.

David Forbes (1828-1876), brother to Edward Forbes (subject of a biography by Geikie) corresponded on both social and professional matters. Correspondence with Sir Clement Le Neve Foster (1841-1904) centred mostly around Foster's application to be Registrar of the University of London. That with Sir Michael Foster (1836-1907) was particularly concerned with Royal Society matters.

Geikie also corresponded with Sir Douglas Strutt Galton (1822-1899) and with Edmund Johnston Garwood (1864-1949), who had just been appointed to the chair of Geology at University College London in 1901.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

The Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: HW Fielden to Edmund Johnston Garwood sub-series consists of:

  • 74 letters to Sir Archibald Geikie, alphabetically arranged (1857-1901)




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