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Ainsworth, William Francis (1807–1896), geographer and geologist

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Geology and the Lithosphere. 783 words.

Ainsworth, William Francis (1807–1896), geographer and geologist, was born on 9 November 1807, in Exeter, the third son of John Ainsworth of Rostherne, Cheshire, army officer. At the...

Artis, Edmund Tyrell (bap. 1789, d. 1847), geologist and archaeologist

Steven Tomlinson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Geology and the Lithosphere. 601 words.

Artis, Edmund Tyrell (bap. 1789, d. 1847), geologist and archaeologist, was baptized on 11 September 1789 in Saxmundham, Suffolk, the eldest in the family of three sons and three daughters...

Ashburner, Charles Albert

Clifford H. Dodge.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1296 words.

Ashburner, Charles Albert (09 February 1854–24 December 1889), geologist and mining engineer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Algernon Eyre Ashburner, a shipbuilder, and...

Atwood, Wallace Walter

Trent A. Mitchell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Geomorphology. 1602 words.

Atwood, Wallace Walter (01 October 1872–24 July 1949), geomorphologist and geographer, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Thomas Greene Atwood, a builder and planing mill operator,...

Bagnold, Ralph Alger (1896–1990), soldier and geomorphologist

Andrew S. Goudie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Geomorphology. 1075 words.

Bagnold, Ralph Alger (1896–1990), soldier and geomorphologist, was born on 3 April 1896 at the Manor House, Stoke, Devonport, the second of two children born to Major Arthur Henry Bagnold...

Barbour, George Brown

Ralph L. Langenheim.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1011 words.

Barbour, George Brown (22 August 1890–12 July 1977), geologist and educator, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of Dr. Alexander Hugh Freeland Barbour (at one time president of the...

Bascom, Florence

Jill S. Schneiderman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1307 words.

Bascom, Florence (14 July 1862–18 June 1945), geologist and educator, was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the daughter of suffragist Emma Curtiss and John Bascom, a professor at...

Beaumont, John (c. 1640–1731), natural philosopher and collector of geological specimens

Scott Mandelbrote.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1359 words.

Beaumont, John (c. 1640–1731), natural philosopher and collector of geological specimens, spent most of his life at Ston Easton, Somerset, where he practised medicine. He befriended the...

Benett, Etheldred (1775–1845), fossil collector and geologist

H. S. Torrens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Palaeontology; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1246 words.

Benett, Etheldred (1775–1845), fossil collector and geologist, was born on 22 July 1775 at Pyt House, Tisbury, Wiltshire, the eldest daughter of Thomas Benett (c.1729–1797) and Catherine...

Bowen, Norman Levi

H. S. Yoder.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Petrology; Education. 2475 words.

Bowen, Norman Levi (21 June 1887–11 September 1956), petrologist and educator, was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, the youngest son of William Alfred Bowen, an immigrant from London...

Bowman, Isaiah

Ralph L. Langenheim.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Organization and Management of Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1146 words.

Bowman, Isaiah (26 December 1878–06 January 1950), geographer, geologist, and educator, was born at Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario, Canada, the son of Samuel Cressman Bowman and Emily...

Branner, John Casper

Margaret D. Champlin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1201 words.

Branner, John Casper (04 July 1850–01 March 1922), geologist and university president, was born in New Market, Tennessee, the son of Michael T. Branner, a third-generation Tennessee...

Brown, Harrison Scott

Ronald E. Doel.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geochemistry; Science and Mathematics; Education. 1268 words.

Brown, Harrison Scott (26 September 1917–08 December 1986), geochemist and specialist in international relations, was born in Sheridan, Wyoming, the son of Harrison H. Brown, a rancher and...

Brown, James (1921–1993), petroleum engineer

Tam Dalyell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Petrology; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology; Mineralogy and Gems. 666 words.

Brown, James (1921–1993), petroleum engineer, was born on 13 March 1921 at 151 Cartvale Road, Glasgow, the son of William Brown, engineer's toolmaker, and his wife, Margaret-Ann, formerly...

Brown, John (1780x85–1859), geologist and fossil collector

John C. Thackray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Palaeontology; Geology and the Lithosphere. 426 words.

Brown, John (1780x85–1859), geologist and fossil collector, was born at Braintree, Essex. He was apprenticed to a stonemason in Braintree before moving to Colchester as a master mason about...

Brush, George Jarvis

Elizabeth Noble Shor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1014 words.

Brush, George Jarvis (15 December 1831–06 February 1912), geologist and administrator, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Jarvis Brush, an importing merchant, and Sarah Keeler. When...

Bryce, James (1806–1877), schoolteacher and geologist

[Anon.].

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 708 words.

Bryce, James (1806–1877), schoolteacher and geologist, was born on 22 October 1806 at Killaig, near Coleraine, Ireland, the third son of the family of four sons and at least one daughter of...

Buckland [née Morland], Mary (1797–1857), geological artist and curator

H. S. Torrens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 724 words.

Buckland [née Morland], Mary (1797–1857), geological artist and curator, was born on 20 November 1797 in St Helen's parish, Abingdon, Berkshire, the eldest daughter of Benjamin Morland...

Cadell family (per. c. 1740–1934), coal and ironmasters, engineers and geologists

Patrick Cadell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1435 words.

Cadell family (per. c. 1740–1934), coal and ironmasters, engineers and geologists, came to prominence with William [i] Cadell (1668–1728), who appeared in Haddington as a...

Carne, Joseph (1782–1858), geologist and industrialist

Denise Crook.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1091 words.

Carne, Joseph (1782–1858), geologist and industrialist, was born on 17 April 1782 at Penzance, Cornwall, the eldest son of William Carne (1754–1836), a banker and a partner in the Angarrack...