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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

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Geikie, James
  • … To James Geikie   [after 15 December 1881] …
  • … Bibliography Geikie, James. 1874. The great ice age and its relation to the …
  • … of man . London: W. Isbister. Geikie, James. 1881. Prehistoric Europe: a geological …
  • … 202: 103v Charles Robert Darwin unstated [after 15 Dec 1881] James Murdoch (James) Geikie

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

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Geikie, James
  • … To James Geikie   27 November 1880 …
  • … Bibliography Geikie, James. 1877. The great ice age and its relation to the antiquity of …
  • … London: Daldy, Isbister & Co. Geikie, James. 1881. Prehistoric Europe: a geological …
  • … DAR 144: 333 Charles Robert Darwin Down 27 Nov 1880 James Murdoch (James) Geikie

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

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Geikie, James
  • … Bibliography Geikie, James. 1881. Prehistoric Europe: a geological sketch. London: Edward …
  • … To James Geikie   19 July 1880 …
  • … DAR 144: 332 Charles Robert Darwin Down 19 July 1880 James Murdoch (James) Geikie

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

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Geikie, James
  • … To James Geikie   26 October 1876 …
  • … DAR 144: 330 Charles Robert Darwin Down 26 Oct 1876 James Murdoch (James) Geikie
  • … Edinburgh New Journal 24: 176–9. Geikie, James. 1874. The great ice age and its relation …
  • … the antiquity of man . London: W. Isbister. Geikie, James. 1877. The great ice age and its …

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

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Geikie, James
  • … To James Geikie   13 December 1880 …
  • … Robert Darwin Leith Hill Place Down letterhead 13 Dec 1880 James Murdoch (James) Geikie
  • … Shorter publications , pp. 140–7. ] Geikie, James. 1881. Prehistoric Europe: a geological …

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

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Geikie, James
  • … To James Geikie   16 November 1876 …
  • … DAR 144: 331 Charles Robert Darwin Down 16 Nov 1876 James Murdoch (James) Geikie
  • … in Britain. 2 vols. London: John Murray. Geikie, James. 1877. The great ice age and its …
  • … London: Daldy, Isbister & Co. Geikie, James. 1881. Prehistoric Europe: a geological …
  • … Murchison’s biography was written by James Geikie’s brother Archibald ( A. Geikie 1875 ). …
  • … 1876, p. 922; see also letter to James Geikie, 26 October 1876 ). CD’s eldest son, William …
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