GEIKIE, James Murdoch (1839–1915), geologist. ALS to Minister Mines, Sydney, Australia,1890 SOLD

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GEIKIE, James Murdoch (1839–1915), geologist. ALS to Minister for Mines, Sydney [Australia], 2 sides, 8vo, University of Edinburgh, 30 October 1890, acknowledging receipt of the Annual Report of the Department of Mines (N.South Wales) for 1889; Memoir of the Geological Survey: Palaeontology Parts 3 and 4; and Records of the Geological Survey of N. South Wales vol I Part I 1890. Right hand margin with stain from mounting (not affecting text).

James Geikie FRS was a Scottish geologist born in Edinburgh, the son of James Stuart Geikie and younger brother of the geologist Sir Archibald Geikie (1835-1924). He served on the Geological Survey from 1862 until 1882, when be succeeded his brother as Murchison professor of geology and mineralogy at the University of Edinburgh. He is best known for his work The Great Ice Age and its Relation to the Antiquity of Man first published in 1874, and his Outlines of Geology (1886), which became a standard textbook on geology.