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Papers of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison

Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Division

Correspondence of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison

Series Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 Sir Roderick Impey Murchison Gen. 2216



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Name of creator

Murchison | Sir | Roderick Impey | 1792-1871| baronet | professor of geology, the University of Edinburgh

Biographical History

Biographical History

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison wrote to many people, particulary to his wife, describing work he had done and places he had visited. Sir Archibald Geikie received a lot of correspondence Murchison wrote to other scientists (See GB 0237 Sir Archibald Geikie Gen. 523) when preparing his biography, Life of Sir Roderick I. Murchison, (1875).

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

The correspondence series of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison consists of:

  • letters mostly writen by Sir Roderick Murchison to his wife, Charlotte; on a variety of subjects including his geological tours and general travels through Scotland, Russia and various parts of Europe (such as the Alps, Scandanavia and France), geology itself, and matters relating to Adam Sedgwick.





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