Papers of James Geikie and his family 1872-1917


Papers of James Geikie and his family 1872-1917

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Ramsay, A. C. (Andrew Crombie), 1814-1891 (person)

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Geological Society of London | 1807-: | scientific society | London (England) (corporateBody)

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Metropolitan Cemetery Company | Edinburgh, (Scotland) (corporateBody)

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