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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

To Archibald Geikie   11 November 1881

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Interested in the fossil scorpions found by AG in the Lower Carboniferous strata of Scotland. Hopes further searches will yield more land animals and offers to subscribe funds to such a search if it falls outside the Geological Survey’s work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Archibald Geikie
Date:  11 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 185: 134
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13451

To Archibald Geikie   27 February [1861]

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CD expresses his gratification that a geologist of AG’s standing and influence subscribes to the idea of the mutability of species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Archibald Geikie
Date:  27 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3073F

To Archibald Geikie   20 December [1871]

Summary

Asks to borrow AG’s paper on denudation of flat or nearly flat surfaces ["On modern denudation", Trans. Geol. Soc. of Glasgow 3: 153-90]. CD has recently been making some observations he thinks throw a little light on the subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Archibald Geikie
Date:  20 Dec [1871]
Classmark:  Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (Gen.1425/71)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8112

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

To Archibald Geikie   30 December 1871

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Is obliged for valuable letter [see 8123] and encloses queries about the manner of gradual obliteration of ridges or furrows in old pasture lands in various parts of England.

Gives details of his experiment to test his observations of the downward flow of worm-casts.

Refers to [Lyon] Playfair, [A. C.] Ramsay, and AG’s edition of [J. B.] Jukes, [A student’s manual of geology, 3d ed., 1872].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Archibald Geikie
Date:  30 Dec 1871
Classmark:  DAR 185: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8125F

From Archibald Geikie   22 June 1881

Summary

Thanks for CD’s sympathy for James Croll; George Howard Darwin’s signature would have been welcome.

Author:  Archibald Geikie
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 June 1881
Classmark:  Haslemere Educational Museum (LD-8-892-P443–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13214F

From Archibald Geikie   10 October 1881

Summary

Thanks for Earthworms.

Importance of wind in soil formation and transport.

Author:  Archibald Geikie
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 165: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13387

From Archibald Geikie   14 November 1881

Summary

Thanks CD for offer of assistance in exploration of Eskdale beds. Describes finds of scorpions and unusual amphibians.

Author:  Archibald Geikie
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 165: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13484

From Archibald Geikie   24 December 1871

Summary

Sends a paper on denudation ["On modern denudation", Trans. Geol. Soc. Glasgow 3 (1871): 153–90].

Author:  Archibald Geikie
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Dec 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8119

From Archibald Geikie   29 December 1871

Summary

Action of earthworms and weather on surface soil of old earthworks and fortifications.

Author:  Archibald Geikie
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Dec 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8123

From Archibald Geikie   7 December 1875

Summary

Asks for CD to add his name to James Croll’s application to the Royal Society of London.

Author:  Archibald Geikie
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Dec 1875
Classmark:  Haslemere Educational Museum (LD-8-885-P351)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10289G
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