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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

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  • … 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

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

To W. E. Darwin   [19 July 1880]

Summary

Writes about gravel deposits [at Southampton] and sends a James Geikie letter [12655?] on the subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [19 July 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 161
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12661

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  • … deposits [at Southampton] and sends a James Geikie letter [ 12655 ? ] on the subject. …

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 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 …

To Daniel Mackintosh   28 February 1882

Summary

Comments on James Geikie’s ["Intercrossing of erratics", Scottish Naturalist 6 (1882): 193–200, 241–54]. Believes JG underrates importance of floating ice in explaining drift deposits.

Comments on origin of life and natural theology.

Recommends William Graham’s The creed of science [1881].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Mackintosh
Date:  28 Feb 1882
Classmark:  DAR 146: 335
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13711

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  • … Comments on James Geikie’s ["Intercrossing of erratics", Scottish Naturalist 6 (1882): …

To Daniel Mackintosh   21 December 1880

Summary

The recipient is thanked for his "interesting letter".

CD sends an article received from [James Geikie?]. "You will see that it is important to know whether the laminae of slate have ever been bent up-hill."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Mackintosh
Date:  21 Dec 1880
Classmark:  Christie’s, New York (dealers) (9 June 1999)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12930F

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  • … CD sends an article received from [James Geikie? ]. "You will see that it is important to …

Geikie, James (1839–1915)

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  • James Murdoch Geikie 1839–1915 Scottish geologist. The brother of Archibald Geikie. Joined …

To Hubert Airy   27 January [1876?]

Summary

Agrees to aid HA in applying for membership in a society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hubert Airy
Date:  27 Jan [1876?]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10369

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  • … James Croll, Augustus Henry Lane Fox, James Geikie, John Wesley Judd, Edwin Ray Lankester, …

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. …

To Charles Lyell   5 March [1869]

Summary

Discusses wear and tear due to glaciation and significance of this evidence for dating the glacial period. Mentions views of James Croll and Archibald Geikie on the issue.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  5 Mar [1869]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.364)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6692

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  • … the glacial period. Mentions views of James Croll and Archibald Geikie on the issue. …

To Archibald Geikie   27 December [1871]

Summary

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

Summary

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, …

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

To J. D. Hooker   [9 October 1853]

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Detailed response to MS of introductory essay to [The botany of the Antarctic voyage, pt II] Flora Novae-Zelandiae [1853–5]. CD will curse JDH when, in a year or two, he is at his species book, for "having put so many hostile facts so confoundedly well".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [9 Oct 1853]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1529

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  • Geikie, Archibald. 1861. On a rise of the coast of the Firth of Forth within the historical period. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal n.s. 14: 102–12. Hooker, Joseph Dalton. 1853–5. Flora Novæ-Zelandiæ. 2 vols. Pt 2 of The botany of the Antarctic voyage of HM discovery ships Erebus and Terror , in the years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir James
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