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Nicol, William

A. D. Morrison-Low.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1020 words.

Nicol, William (1770–1851), geologist and scientific lecturer, was born on 18 April 1770 at Humbie in Haddingtonshire, and baptized there on 22 April. His parents were Marion Fowler and...

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Richardson, George Fleming

H. S. Torrens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 746 words.

Richardson, George Fleming (1796–1848), geologist and itinerant lecturer, was born on 8 December 1796 in Lewes, Sussex, son of George Richardson (1763–1843), Brighton linen draper and...

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Scafe, John

H. S. Torrens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); History of Science and Technology; Geology and the Lithosphere. 888 words.

Scafe, John (1776–1843), poet and writer on geology, was born on 19 June 1776 in London, the only son of William Scafe (1744–1808), barrister, of The Leazes, Tanfield, Durham, and his wife,...

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Sheppard, Thomas

Mark Seaward.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Art; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1000 words.

Sheppard, Thomas (1876–1945), museum director and writer on geology, was born on 2 October 1876 in South Ferriby, Lincolnshire, but spent his entire life in east Yorkshire. He was the...

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Tarr, Ralph Stockman

William R. Brice.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; History of Science and Technology; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1155 words.

Tarr, Ralph Stockman (15 January 1864–21 March 1912), geologist, writer, and teacher, was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the son of Silas Tarr, a building contractor, and Abigail...

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White, George Willard

Ralph L. Langenheim.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1254 words.

White, George Willard (08 July 1903–20 February 1985), geologist and historian, was born in North Lawrence, Ohio, the son of William Sherman White, a Congregationalist minister, and Ora...

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