Taylor, Michael A (Research Associate) (2018) Miller's most important geological discovery’: Archibald Geikie (1835–1924) as pupil and memorialist of Hugh Miller (1802–56). In: Aspects of the life and works of Archibald Geike. Geological Society, London, Special Publications (480). Geological Society, London. ISBN 2041-4927

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Hugh Miller, stonemason turned writer, newspaper editor and geologist, became the young Archibald Geikie’s friend and geological mentor, encouraged his first research and presentation to a learned society, and recommended him to the Geological Survey, thus laying the foundations for a career that reached the top of British science. Geikie was deeply distressed when Miller died by his own hand. He helped deal with Miller’s posthumous publications. He modelled his early writings on those of Miller and wrote attractive and muchquoted pen-portraits of Miller, which are valuable to this day, although also reflecting Geikie’s perspective in biography and historiography, now seen as flawed.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Online First articles have been accepted for publication, edited and prepared for publication ahead of the printed issue.
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Q Science > QE Geology
Q Science > QH Natural history
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2018 14:15
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2018 14:15
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/2105

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