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Geikie, Sir Archibald (1835–1924), geologist and historian, was born in Edinburgh on 28 December 1835, the eldest son of James Stuart Geikie, a shop proprietor and subsequently professional musician, and Isabella Thom. James Murdoch Geikie (1839–1915) was his younger brother. Geikie was educated in ...

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Smith, Geoffrey Francis Hattersley- (1923–2012), polar scientist and historian, was born on 22 April 1923 at 12 Lansdowne Crescent, Kensington, London, the son of Major Wilfrid Percy Ashley Hattersley-Smith (1881–1968), Royal Artillery officer, and his wife, Ethel Mary, née Willcocks (1892–1937). He had a younger brother, ...

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Wayland, Edward James [Jim] (1888–1966), geologist and prehistorian, was born on 23 January 1888 at 18 White Lion Street, Clerkenwell, London, the son of Edward Wayland, a builder, and his wife, Emily Street. Jim, as he was widely known, was educated at the ...