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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: W[illiam] G[rylls] Adams to Paul Apfelstedt

Subseries Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Sir Archibald Geikie Gen. 524/6

Date(s)

17 November 1860 - 01 December 1900

Extent and medium of the unit of description

20

letters

Name of creator

Geikie | Sir | Archibald | 1835-1924 | professor of geology, University of Edinburgh

Biographical History

Biographical History

Sir Archibald Geikie corresponded with a large number of people both socially and in the course of his work. This sub-series is alphabetically arranged and includes a variety of correspondents. The majority of correspondence concerns minor matters of professional interaction such as requests or thanks for copies of geological papers. These include letters from the photographer Tempest Anderson, a fellow geologist Samuel Allport and the American naturalist Alexander Agassiz. 6 of the letters from the father of the geologist William Anderson, are of a social nature, mostly concerning news of his son's career.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

The Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: W[illiam] G[rylls] Adams to Paul Apfelstedt sub-series consists of:

  • 20 letters to Sir Archibald Geikie, alphabetically arranged (1860-1900)

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