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From James Geikie   15 July 1880

Summary

Wishes to publish CD’s explanation of positions of stones in certain gravelly drifts in a forthcoming book [Prehistoric Europe (1881)].

Author:  James Murdoch (James) Geikie
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 July 1880
Classmark:  DAR 165: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12655

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  • Geikie, James Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Bibliography Geikie, James. 1881. Prehistoric Europe: a geological sketch. London: Edward …
  • … From James Geikie   15 July 1880 …
  • … DAR 165: 30 James Murdoch (James) Geikie Perth 15 July 1880 Charles Robert Darwin …

From James Geikie   22 July 1880

Summary

Thanks for permission to use CD’s letter.

Author:  James Murdoch (James) Geikie
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 July 1880
Classmark:  DAR 165: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12666

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  • Geikie, James Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Bibliography Geikie, James. 1881. Prehistoric Europe: a geological sketch. London: Edward …
  • … From James Geikie   22 July 1880 …
  • … DAR 165: 31 James Murdoch (James) Geikie Perth 22 July 1880 Charles Robert Darwin …

From James Geikie   10 October 1881

Summary

Thanks for Earthworms.

Terraces on the Cheviot Hills.

Author:  James Murdoch (James) Geikie
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 165: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13388

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  • Geikie, James Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From James Geikie   10 October 1881 …
  • … Darwin. London: John Murray. 1881. Geikie, James. 1876. The Cheviot Hills. Good Words ( …
  • … DAR 165: 33 James Murdoch (James) Geikie Birnam 10 Oct 1881 Charles Robert Darwin …

From James Geikie   20 December 1880

Summary

Discusses Prehistoric Europe; establishing the existence of interglacial periods; iceberg vs glacier transport of erratic boulders.

Author:  James Murdoch (James) Geikie
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 165: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12929

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  • Geikie, James Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From James Geikie   20 December 1880 …
  • … DAR 165: 32 James Murdoch (James) Geikie Perth 20 Dec 1880 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … atlas. Lyon: Imprimerie Pitrat Ainé. Geikie, James. 1881. Prehistoric Europe: a geological …

From James Geikie   20 November 1876

Summary

Glaciation in the British Isles.

S. B. J. Skertchley’s researches on Palaeolithic man in England [Nature 14 (1876): 448–9].

Author:  James Murdoch (James) Geikie
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 165: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10460

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  • Geikie, James Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From James Geikie   20 November 1876 …
  • … DAR 165: 29 James Murdoch (James) Geikie Perth 20 Nov 1876 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … in Britain. 2 vols. London: John Murray. Geikie, James. 1877. The great ice age and its …
  • … 2d edition. London: Daldy, Isbister & Co. Geikie, James. 1894. The great ice age and its …
  • … the trouble you have taken to write me | I remain | very faithfully yours | James Geikie
  • … See letter to James Geikie, 16 November 1876 . J. Geikie 1877 . Sydney Barber Josiah …
  • … observations 2d ed. See letter to James Geikie, 16 November 1876 . Roderick Impey …
  • … pp. 303–4, 312, 318. See letter to James Geikie, 16 November 1876 and n. 7, and J. Geikie …

From James Geikie   15 December 1881

Summary

Seeks a testimonial for the Chair of Geology at Edinburgh.

Author:  James Murdoch (James) Geikie
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR 202: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13552

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  • … From James Geikie   15 December 1881 …
  • … DAR 202: 103 James Murdoch (James) Geikie Birnam 15 Dec 1881 Charles Robert Darwin …

From James Geikie   19 December 1881

Summary

Thanks CD for his support.

Author:  James Murdoch (James) Geikie
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR 165: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13567

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  • Geikie, James Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From James Geikie   19 December 1881 …
  • … DAR 165: 34 James Murdoch (James) Geikie Birnam 19 Dec 1881 Charles Robert Darwin …

From S. B. J. Skertchly   27 February 1878

Summary

Sends CD a copy of his memoir on the fenland [Geology of the fenland (1877)].

Outlines the results of his recent researches into the geological history of man, the development of Palaeolithic culture, the occurrence of Palaeolithic remains in the boulder-clays of eastern England, and their relation to glacial and inter-glacial periods.

Author:  Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb 1878
Classmark:  DAR 177: 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11379

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  • … of the Geological Society 33: 589–612. Geikie, James. 1877. The great ice age and its …
  • … Office. Skertchly’s notes appeared in James Geikie’s The great ice age and its relation to …
  • … to Nature , 21 September 1876, pp. 448–9. James Geikie, after visiting the site, confirmed …
  • … Correspondence vol. 24, letter from James Geikie, 20 November 1876 . Geikie and Skertchly …

From W. E. Darwin   6 April [1880]

Summary

Is beginning Geikie’s Ice age. Describes flints found on the common. Comments on exciting election.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr [1880]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 81)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12564G

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  • … Parliamentary Research Services. Geikie, James. 1877. The great ice age and its relation …

From W. E. Darwin   3 December [1880]

Summary

Description of remains of a Roman villa and the worm activity at the site.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12885

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  • … Bibliography Geikie, James. 1881. Prehistoric Europe: a geological sketch. London: Edward …

From Daniel Mackintosh   25 February 1882

Summary

Asks for CD’s opinion on certain theistic ideas. If spontaneous generation from inorganic material is denied, then life must be derived from some eternal being.

Author:  Daniel Mackintosh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb 1882
Classmark:  DAR 171: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13708

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  • … you have received a pamphlet from Dr.  James Geikie in answer to my paper on Boulders. He …

From G. H. Darwin   22 November 1877

Summary

Will look for worm-castings in the cloisters,

and will send CD items from the Cambridge papers on the honorary degree.

Has hit on a possible fallacy in W. Thomson’s theory of secular cooling of the earth.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov 1877
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11247

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  • … s letter to George has not been found; James Geikie’s letter of 20 November 1877, thanking …

From Charles Lyell   5 May 1869

Summary

Recalls Cuvier’s reaction to Principles of geology.

Comments on Wallace’s article in the Quarterly Review [see 6684].

Not opposed to ARW’s idea that Supreme Will might direct variation.

Quotes passage in letter from ARW arguing for causes other than selection in determining human abilities.

Discusses excavation of lakes by glaciers.

J. P. Lesley does not believe ice-sheets involved in eroding Appalachians.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 May 1869
Classmark:  Lyell 1881, 2: 441; DAR 85: A100–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6728

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  • … 1862  and Lesley 1866 . Archibald Geikie and James Croll. See Lesley 1866 , pp.  310–12. …

From Charles Lyell   2 November 1869

Summary

Comments on Huxley’s address ["Geological reform", Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 25 (1869): xxxviii–liii].

Physicists have ignored variation in sea-level in calculating effects.

Doubts if sun only source of heat.

Notes average depth of sea is 15 times height of land.

Criticises CD’s concept of permanent continents.

Sedimentary strata of Alleghenies must have derived from continent located where Atlantic is. Thinks enormous amount of denudation, submergence, and elevation may have accompanied relatively insignificant organic changes.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov 1869
Classmark:  Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (Gen.113.ff.3734–3737)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6967

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  • Geikie’s support of subaerial denudation (erosion by rivers and glaciers) as the primary erosive force with James

From W. E. Darwin to Charles and Emma Darwin   22 July 1880

Summary

Returns Geikie’s letter; is glad he has accepted settlement of gravel through melting of snow. Is trudging around with hammer and bag with help of Ramsay’s book. Describes visits to Kenilworth and Stratford. Sara consulted a physician. Called on Reginald D. and enjoyed meeting relations and seeing picture of Erasmus. Reginald very taken with George.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin; Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  22 July 1880
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 76)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12665F

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  • … Darwin. London: John Murray. 1879. Geikie, James. 1881. Prehistoric Europe: a geological …

From J. D. Hooker   [3 November 1854]

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Summary

JDH’s contempt for R. I. Murchison.

There is a Cyperus species and a Pteris species endemic to hot volcanoes of Ischia. Why are there no other migrators?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Nov 1854]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 214–15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1629

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  • Geikie ed. 1875, 2: 169–70). Unger had presented a reconstruction of the botanical features of former landscapes in Unger 1852, which may have been the subject under discussion with Murchison. See Thackray 1981  for an account of the publication of Murchison 1854 . David Lyall had been assistant surgeon in H.M.S. Terror when Hooker was assistant surgeon in H.M.S. Erebus during the Antarctic expedition led by James
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