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Archibald Geikie

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Birthplace: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: Died in Haslemere, Surrey, England
Place of Burial: Midlothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of James Stuart Geikie
Husband of Anna Maria Gabrielle Alice Pignatel
Father of Lucy Isabel Geikie; Roderick Geikie; Elsie Geikie and Gabrielle Jeanne Geikie
Brother of James Murdoch Geikie

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About Archibald Geikie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Geikie

Archibald Geikie, OM, KCB, PRS, FRSE (28 December 1835 – 10 November 1924), was a Scottish geologist and writer.

Biographical Summary

Geikie, Sir Archibald. 28/12/1835-10/11/1924. Ref: 583. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Knight(1891), KCB(1907). OM(1913).
  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh.
  • Place of Death: Shepherd's Down, Haslemere, Surrey.
  • Place of interment: Haslemere, Surrey.
  • Profession: Geologist.
  • Appointments Held: Geologist 1855, Director Scotland 1867-71, Director General 1882-1901, HM Geological Survey of Great Britain; Professor 1871-82, Geology, Edinburgh University.
  • Schools and Tutors: High School, Edinburgh.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Edinburgh University.
  • Publications: "Ancient Volcanoes of Great Britain" 1897, "The Scenery of Scotland Viewed in Connection with its Physical Geology" 1865, "Text Book of Geology" 1882.
  • Marital Status: Married (1871) Alice Gabrielle Anne Marie Pignatel d.1916.
  • Mother: Isabella Thom.
  • Father: James Stuart Geikie, Musician, Edinburgh.
  • Siblings: Brother of James Geikie FRSE 1839-1915.
  • References: DNB, 1922-1930, 1937, 332-4; Proc. Roy. Soc. A, 111, 1926.xxiv-xxvii, signed JRB, and xxvii-xxxix signed JH (Portrait); Proc. Roy. Soc. B 99, 1926, i-iv signed JRB,and iv-xvi signed by JH (Portrait); Proc Roy Soc Edinb, 45,1924-25, 346-61(Portrait); Who Was Who 2; A Boyle, Scotland's Cultural Heritage 5, 1984.
  • Memberships: FRS (1865 President 1908-13), FGS(1859 President 1891-2, 1906-8).
  • Date of Election: 04/03/1861.
  • Proposers: James David Forbes (Billet 4/2/1861, 18/2/1861).
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor 1869-72, 1874-6, 1879-82.
  • RSE Prizes and Medals: Makdougall-Brisbane Prize 1876-8, 1886-8.
  • Notes: Photograph NLS Acc10000/380.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 348

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Archibald Geikie's Timeline

1835
December 28, 1835
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
1841
1841
Age 5
Midlothian, Scotland
1861
1861
Age 25
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
1873
1873
Age 37
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
1875
1875
Age 39
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
1878
1878
Age 42
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
1880
1880
Age 44
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
1881
1881
Age 45
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
1891
1891
Age 55
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
1901
1901
Age 65
St Pancras, London, England