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== Sir Archibald Geikie, K.C.B., P.R.S., &c., Honorary Member, 1863; President, 1893-1896. ==
 
== Sir Archibald Geikie, K.C.B., P.R.S., &c., Honorary Member, 1863; President, 1893-1896. ==
  
'''Extract from: History of the Geological Society of Glasgow 1858-1908, with biographical notes of prominent members. Glasgow: Published by the Society, 1908. (Public domain copied from Internet Archive)'''
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Extract from: History of the Geological Society of Glasgow 1858-1908, with biographical notes of prominent members. Glasgow: Published by the Society, 1908. (Public domain copied from Internet Archive)
  
 
The roll of Presidents of the Geological Society for the West of Scotland would have been woefully incomplete had it not included Sir Archibald Geikie. For, though he was born and educated in Edinburgh, and his two chief Scottish appointments were held in that city, he has made most important contributions to the geology of the Glasgow area, and many passages in his "Reminiscences" and in his " Scenery of Scotland " suggest that the western lochs and islands hold his deepest attachments. That he may be regarded as belonging to Western Scotland by geological and geographical sympathy may be inferred from his fondness for its scenery which he has so eloquently described and interpreted with unequalled insight.  
 
The roll of Presidents of the Geological Society for the West of Scotland would have been woefully incomplete had it not included Sir Archibald Geikie. For, though he was born and educated in Edinburgh, and his two chief Scottish appointments were held in that city, he has made most important contributions to the geology of the Glasgow area, and many passages in his "Reminiscences" and in his " Scenery of Scotland " suggest that the western lochs and islands hold his deepest attachments. That he may be regarded as belonging to Western Scotland by geological and geographical sympathy may be inferred from his fondness for its scenery which he has so eloquently described and interpreted with unequalled insight.  

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