the project | biographies | multimedia | research uses | links | news

[up] The Collections NAHSTE logo

Papers of Sir Archibald Geikie
    Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie (A-H)
        Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: A Bachellery to Thomas Forster Brown

Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Division

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Richard Baron

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Sir Archibald Geikie Gen. 524/8/22

Date(s)

15 August 1884

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1

letter

Name of creator

Baron | Richard | 1847-1907 | clergyman, botanist and missionary, London Missionary Society

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Richard Baron giving Geikie a precis of the geological structure of the island of Madagascar, where he is a missionary. He asks Geikie if he would be able to identify some rock samples for him if he sent them to London, and offers to send fossils and specimens in return. He reports that gold has recently been found on the island.

Index

Subjects

People

Places

[View administrative information]