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

Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Division

Correspondence:Henry Hyatt Howell to Arthur Roope Hunt

Subseries Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Sir Archibald Geikie Gen. 525/5



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:

Henry Hyatt Howell (1872-1898) corresponded with Sir Archibald Geikie on business relating to the Geological Survey.

Wilfred Hudleston Huddleston (1828-1909), geologist, wrote regarding scholarly papers and addresses.

Thomas McKenny Hughes (1832-1917), geologist, wrote on a number of professional matters, including a paper by Sir Archibald Geikie on the age of the Earth.

John Whitaker Hulke (1830-1895), surgeon, had an interest in geology and wrote partly concerning a paper by Geikie on volcanoes.

Edward Hull (1829-1917), geologist, wrote on a number of subjects, including the geology of Devon, politics, Geological Survey business and social matters.

William Fraser Hume (1868-1928) was Director of the Geological Survey of Egypt and his letters relate partly to the work he was doing in that country.

Arthur Roope Hunt (fl1885-1888), wrote regarding his own geological research.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

The Correspondence: Henry Hyatt Howell to Arthur Roope Hunt sub-series consists of:

  • 22 letters, alphabetically arranged (1884-1909)




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