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To Archibald Geikie   27 December [1871]


His admiration for the papers of AG [see 8119].

Relates his recent discovery that earthworms have brought to surface no less than 161 tons of dry earth over an area of 10 acres, thus creating the conditions for significant denudation. Would welcome information about the persistence of ridges and furrows in old pasture lands ploughed centuries ago. Do they run down the slopes or transversely? Refers to [A. C.] Ramsay, [James] Croll, Elie de Beaumont, and [Henry] Johnson.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Archibald Geikie
Date:  27 Dec [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 132
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8122F

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  • … Ramsay, James Croll, and William Whitaker, all of whom were mentioned in Geikie 1868b. …

To Archibald Geikie   9 December 1875


CD has signed James Croll’s certificate [of nomination to Royal Society] with real pleasure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Archibald Geikie
Date:  9 Dec 1875
Classmark:  Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (Gen 524/12 Coll-74/11/12 1. 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10291

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  • James Croll’s certificate of nomination to the Royal Society of London. CD recommended Croll from general rather than personal knowledge (The Royal Society archive GB 117, EC/1876/08). Croll was elected a fellow of the society in June 1876 ( Record of the Royal Society of London ). See also Correspondence vol. 30, letter from Archibald Geikie, …
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