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To James Geikie   26 October 1876

Summary

Comments on JG’s book [The great ice age and its relation to the antiquity of man, 2d ed. (1877)]. Recalls erratic boulder he knew in Shropshire as a boy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Murdoch (James) Geikie
Date:  26 Oct 1876
Classmark:  DAR 144: 330
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10655

To James Geikie   16 November 1876

Summary

On JG’s Great ice age.

Discusses formation of drift deposits near Southampton.

Comments on Axel Blytt [Immigration of Norwegian flora (1876)].

Has had fearful misgivings that the step-like plains of Patagonia may have been caused by changes in level of sea, not land.

Comments on book [Archibald Geikie, Life of Sir Roderick I. Murchison (1875)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Murdoch (James) Geikie
Date:  16 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 144: 331
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10676

To James Geikie   19 July 1880

Summary

Gives permission to use letter [10676].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Murdoch (James) Geikie
Date:  19 July 1880
Classmark:  DAR 144: 332
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12663

To James Geikie   27 November 1880

Summary

Thanks JG for his magnificent book [Prehistoric Europe].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Murdoch (James) Geikie
Date:  27 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 144: 333
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12869

To James Geikie   13 December 1880

Summary

Comments on Prehistoric Europe.

Asks JG’s opinion of Daniel Mackintosh’s paper ["Results of a systematic survey of erratic blocks", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 35 (1879): 425–53].

Comments on loess.

Feels uneasy about streams of stone of Falkland Islands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Murdoch (James) Geikie
Date:  13 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 144: 334
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12909

To James Geikie   [after 15 December 1881]

Summary

Testimonial letter stating his belief in JG’s suitability for the Chair of Geology at Edinburgh.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Murdoch (James) Geikie
Date:  [after 15 Dec 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 103v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13553
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