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Papers of Sir Archibald Geikie
    Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie (international and T-W)

Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Division

Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie: William Whitaker to Horace Bolingbroke Woodward

Subseries Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Sir Archibald Geikie Gen. 526/12

Date(s)

1870-1900

Extent and medium of the unit of description

39

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 number of people both socially and professionally. Sir Charles William Wilson (1836-1905) was Director General of the Ordnance Survey of the United Kingdom. He had earlier been in Palestine, where he had collected many geological specimens, which he sent to Geikie. Horace Bolingbroke Woodward (1848-1914) worked with the British Museum and the Geological Survey and had professional contact with Geikie from both. Edward Adrian Wilson was a surgeon with the National Antarctic Expedition.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

The Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie: William Whitaker to Horace Bolingbroke Woodward sub-series includes letters from:

  • William Whitaker
  • Sir Charles William Wilson
  • Edward Adrian Wilson
  • John Wilson
  • Horace Bolingbroke Woodward

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