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Papers of Sir Archibald Geikie
    Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie (H-S)

Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Division

Correspondence from Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden

Subseries Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Sir Archibald Geikie Gen. 525/1



Extent and medium of the unit of description


letters (with presscuttings, notices and notes)

Name of creator

Hayden | Ferdinand Vandiveer | 1829-1887 | American geologist

Biographical History

Biographical History

Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden (1829-1887) was a professor of geology at the University of Pennsylvania. He also worked as a geologist with the United States Geological Survey and played a leading part in the setting up of Yellowstone National Park. He wrote to Sir Archibald Geikie extensively, while he was involved in mapping and survey work in various parts of the United States, about professional issues including publications and criticism. Geikie visited the United States in 1879 and met Hayden, who facilitated his travel to various locations.

See also the Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie: American geologists sub-series: GB 0237 Sir Archibald Geikie Gen. 526/1.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

The Correspondence from Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden sub-series consists of:

  • 51 letters, chronologically arranged (1874-1884)
  • presscuttings, photographs, notices and notes




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