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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

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  • … 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

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 …

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

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  • … 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

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 …

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

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Geikie, James
  • … To James Geikie   26 October 1876 …
  • … 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 …
  • … DAR 144: 330 Charles Robert Darwin Down 26 Oct 1876 James Murdoch (James) 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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  • Geikie, James Darwin, C. R. …
  • … 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 …

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

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 …

To W. E. Darwin   [after 20 November 1876]

Summary

Has written of his idea [on the formation of the gravels near Southampton] to James Geikie, who thought it very feasible.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [after 20 Nov 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10486

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  • … Bibliography Geikie, James. 1877. The great ice age and its relation to the antiquity of …
  • … formation of the gravels near Southampton] to James Geikie, who thought it very feasible. …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from James Geikie, 20 November 1876 . …
  • … See letters to James Geikie, 26 October 1876 and 16 …
  • … November 1876 , and letter from James Geikie, 20 November 1876 . Geikie had sent CD his …

To W. E. Darwin   2 December [1880]

Summary

Gives instructions to WED about looking for earthworm activity at Brading.

Mentions James Geikie’s excellent book [Prehistoric Europe (1881)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  2 Dec [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12882

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  • … Bibliography Geikie, James. 1881. Prehistoric Europe: a geological sketch. London: Edward …
  • … activity at Brading. Mentions James Geikie’s excellent book [ Prehistoric Europe (1881)]. …

To W. E. Darwin   3 January [1881]

Summary

Thanks WED for some earthworm observations.

Discusses investments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 170
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12973

Matches: 1 hit

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

To W. E. Darwin   8 February [1881]

Summary

Thanks WED for sending leaves and making observations on how earthworms drag them into their burrows.

Doubts justice of fierce review against J. Geikie’s book [Prehistoric Europe (1881)] in Nature [by W. B. Dawkins, 23 (1881): 309–10], but if reindeer and hippopotamus have really been found in close contact in same bed – "it tells horribly against interglacial periods".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  8 Feb [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13042

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

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 …

To S. B. J. Skertchly   2 March 1878

Summary

Thanks for letter. Comments on SBJS’s research on Palaeolithic flint tools.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly
Date:  2 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 147: 480
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11394

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  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Geikie, James. 1877. The great ice age and its relation …
  • … See Correspondence vol. 24, letter from James Geikie, 20 November 1876 . Geikie included a …

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

Matches: 1 hit

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