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Papers of Sir Archibald Geikie
    Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie (A-H)
        Correspondence from Captain Clarence Edward Dutton

Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Division

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Sir Archibald Geikie Gen. 524/5/12

Date(s)

22 May 1882

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1

letter

Name of creator

Dutton | Capt | Clarence Edward | 1841-1912 | American geologist, United States Geological Survey

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton apologising that he has only been able to send final proofs of his atlas sheets for Tertiary History of the Grand Canyon District, (1882) at the current time. He apologises for being unable to review Geikie's forthcoing books due to his forthcoming field work in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii) and pontificates that Grove Karl Gilbert will do a better job in the long run. He reports that Gilbert and his wife are ill with diptheria, having recently lost ther eldest child to the disease.

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