James Geikie LL.D., D.C.L.(Dunelm), F.R.S.(L.X.E.), F.G.S.
|1839||Born August 23rd in Edinburgh. Educated at Edinburgh High School and University.|
|1861||Entered Geological Survey.|
|1866||Paper to Royal Society Edinburgh “On the buried forests and peat-mosses of Scotland and the changes of climate which they indicate”.|
|Survey work chiefly in the Lowlands and bordering tracts of Southern Uplands and Highlands – including mapping of Silurian, Old Red Sandstone, Carboniferous and associated igneous rocks.|
|Holidays devoted to study of glacial phenomena.|
|1867||Promoted to Geologist.|
|1869||District Surveyor. Engaged in resurveying of ground for mapping of drift and peat deposits (hitherto omitted from survey maps).|
|1871-1872||Series of papers to Geological Magazine “On changes of climate during the Glacial Epoch”.|
|1874||“The Great Ice Age” published.|
|1882||Resigned from Survey.|
|Appointed to Chair of Geology at Edinburgh University in succession to A. Geikie. Prepared new text book “Outlines of Geology” (1884).|
|Set himself to reform teaching geography in schools – Scottish Geographical Society formed for the purpose in 1884.|
|1904||Elected President of Scottish Geographical Society. Resigned after 6 years and was awarded the Gold Medal of the Society. For many years acted as Hon. Editor of the “Scottish Geographical Magazine”.|
|1898||Text book: “Earth sculpture or the origin of land-forms”.|
|1891-1894||Convenor of Science Degrees Committee at Edinburgh University.|
|1894||Elected Dean of the Faculty of Science. Twice elected President of a section of British Association (Geography and Geology). Delivered course of lectures at the Lowell Institute in Boston.|
|1889||Received Brisbane Medal from Royal Society Edinburgh. And Murchison Medal from Geological Society London.|
|1894||3rd edition of “Great Ice Age” (largely rewritten).|
|1913||Mountains, their origin, growth and decay”.|
|1914||“The Antiquity of man in Europe” published form of Munro Lectures in Archaeology delivered at Edinburgh University).|
|1914||Resigned Professorship, continued President of Royal Society Edinburgh and Hon. Editor of Scottish Geographical Magazine.|
|1915||Died March 1st.|
Biographies and obituaries
Obituary - Archibald Geikie. Born in 1835, died 10th November 1924. Proceedings of the Geologists Association. v. 36 p.191-192. 1925
Evans, J.W. Obituary - Sir Archibald Geikie. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 81 p.lii-lx. 1925
Campbell, Robert., . The late Professor James Geikie, LL.D., D.C.L., F.R.S. [Obituary.]. Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society. v. 11 p.232-235. 1923
Spencer, L.J. Obituary - Sir Archibald Geikie. Born 28th December 1835, died 10th Novemver 1924. Mineralogical Magazine. v. 21 p.234. 1927
Obituary - James Geikie (1939-1915). Mineralogical Magazine. v. 17 p.365. 1916
Obituary - Professor James Geikie, LL.D., D.C.L., F.R.S.L.& E., F.G.S. Born 23rd August 1839, died 1st March 1915. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 2 p.192. 1915
Woodward, A.S. Obituary - Professor James Geikie. Born 1839, died 1915. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the
Geological Society. v. 72 p.liii-lv. 1916
Geological Magazine (1913) p. 241
Geology of Yorkshire, Kendall and Wroot p. 438.
Geological Magazine (1913) pp 245-248.
Memoir: contributed to: Girvan (1869).
Memoir: contributed to: Ayr (1869).
Memoir: contributed to: Peebles (1869).
Memoir: contributed to: North Ayrshire (1872).
Memoir: contributed to: Central Lanark (1873).
Memoir: contributed to: Airdrie etc. (1879).
|GSM/DC/A/C/7/158,160||J Geikie: Minutes on his appointment.|
|GSM/DC/A/C/8/135||J Geikie: Letters concerning the appointment and promotion of Geikie.|
|GSM/DC/A/C/8/135,142||J Geikie: Letters on his promotion.|
|GSM/DC/A/C/16/127,131||J Geikie: Letters concerning the appointment and promotion of Geikie|
|GSM/DC/A/C/23/195||J Geikie: Letters on his promotion.|
|GSM/DR/Ge/A/5||Correspondence on various matters: letters to J.Craik, J.Evans, F.H.Hatch, J.Horne, D.R.Irvine, B...|
|GSM/GL/Wh/2||Correspondence with other geologists inc. J.Geikie, Jukes-Browne, Rudler and S.V.Wood|
|GSM/GX/Ha/1||Letters to J Geikie and three printed items||"The Lament o' St Giles's Bells", "Early Flint Tools" by "Naturalist" and pages 3-6 of a paper on...|
|GSM/GX/Hd/1||Letter to J Geikie|
|GSM/GX/Hr/3/1||Letters to J Geikie, Kitchin, Allen and H B Woodward|
|GSM/GX/Hs/1||Correspondence: letters to J Geikie about drift deposits of Leicestershire; F.W.Rudler, S.V.Wood...|
|GSM/GX/Wa/1||Letters from A R Wallace to J Geikie|