Writing in geography's history: Caledonia, Networks of correspondence and geographical knowledge in the late enlightenment

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Abstract

With reference to recent work in the study of letters‐and to work in the histories of geography and of science, the paper examines the role played by correspondence in the making of George Chalmers’ Caledonia, a book aimed at the historical and geographical description of Scotland.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-45
Number of pages13
JournalScottish Geographical Journal
Volume120
Issue number1+2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • epistolarity
  • Caledonia
  • history of geography

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