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Manuscript drafts for a paper on `Glacial Periods` by John Francis Campbell, and several printed items concerning geology in India., 1876-1877.

Identifier: Adv.MS.50.6.3

Scope and Contents

There are four different drafts of ‘Glacial Periods’, only one of which corresponds with the printed version (folios 76-166). The text relates largely to geological observations Campbell made ‘after spending nearly six months in India and some weeks in Lombardy’. There is a letter to Campbell from William S Dallas, the geologist, 1877, concerning the publication of ‘Glacial Periods’ (folio 132).


  • Creation: 1876-1877.

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

English; Scottish Gaelic


0.00 Linear metres (xi + 320 folios. Folio.)

Related Materials

For a printed copy of the paper, see Adv.MS.50.5.6, folio 22.


The paper was published in the ‘Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society’ (February 1879).
The printed items contained in this volume are as follows:
(i) Fedden, F. ‘On the Evidences of Grand-Ice in Tropical India during the Talchir Period’ (Bombay, 1874) (folio 97 verso).
(ii) Medlicott, Henry B. ‘Alps and the Himalayas’ (1868) (folio 167).
(iii) Theobald, William. ‘On the Former Extension of Glaciers within the Kamgra District’ (1874) (folio 179 verso).
(iv) Medlicott, Henry B. ‘On the Geology of Nepal’ (1875) (folio 187).
(v) ‘On the Sub-Himalayan Series in the Jamu Hills’ (1876) (folio 193).
(vi) Feyton, James. ‘Runn of Kitch’ (1876) (folio 198).
(vii) Walker, J T. ‘General Report on operations of the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India during 1874-5’ (Dehra Dun, 1876) (folio 212).
(viii) Prestwich, Joseph. ‘Submarine Temperatures’ (1874) (folio 273).

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository