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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...

Featherstonehaugh, George William (1780–1866), geologist and diplomatist

Robert A. Stafford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1319 words.

Featherstonehaugh, George William (1780–1866), geologist and diplomatist, was born on 9 April 1780 in London, the second child and only son of George Featherstonehaugh (1744–1780), a lead...

Featherstonhaugh, George William

Simon Baatz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1527 words.

Featherstonhaugh, George William (09 April 1780–27 September 1866), gentleman-farmer, scientist, and diplomat, was born in London, England, the son of George Featherstonhaugh, a...

Gordon [née Ogilvie], Dame Maria Matilda (1864–1939), geologist and women's activist

Mary R. S. Creese.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Geology and the Lithosphere. 783 words.

Gordon [née Ogilvie], Dame Maria Matilda (1864–1939), geologist and women's activist, was born on 30 April 1864 in Monymusk, Aberdeenshire, elder daughter among seven children of Revd...

Holland, Sir Thomas Henry (1868–1947), geologist and civil servant

Roy M. MacLeod.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 2418 words.

Holland, Sir Thomas Henry (1868–1947), geologist and civil servant, was born at Helston Mills, Helston, Cornwall, on 22 November 1868, the son of John Holland, a miller, formerly of...

Horner, Leonard (1785–1864), factory inspector, geologist, and educationist

P. W. J. Bartrip.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Education; Geology and the Lithosphere; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1272 words.

Horner, Leonard (1785–1864), factory inspector, geologist, and educationist, was born on 17 January 1785 at St George's Square, Edinburgh, the third and youngest son of John Horner (d....

King, Clarence Rivers

Thurman Wilkins.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1571 words.

King, Clarence Rivers (06 January 1842–24 December 1901), geologist and first director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), geologist and first director of the U.S. Geological Survey...

Mendenhall, Walter Curran

Clifford M. Nelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1809 words.

Mendenhall, Walter Curran (20 February 1871–02 June 1957), geologist and federal administrator, was born in Marlboro, Stark County, Ohio, the son of William King Mendenhall, a farmer, and...

Rooke, John (1780–1856), political economist and geologist

T. A. B. Corley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere; Economics; Political Economy. 903 words.

Rooke, John (1780–1856), political economist and geologist, was born in Aikton, near Carlisle, on 29 August 1780, the eldest son of John Rooke, surveyor and a small landowner of the kind...

Saull [Saul], William Devonshire (1783–1855), radical philanthropist and geological collector

Adrian Desmond.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Politics; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1012 words.

Saull [Saul], William Devonshire (1783–1855), radical philanthropist and geological collector, was born on 21 April 1783 at Byfield, Northamptonshire, the son of William Saul and Elizabeth...

Scrope, George Julius Poulett [formerly George Julius Thomson] (1797–1876), geologist and political economist

Martin Rudwick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere; Economics; Political Economy. 2440 words.

Scrope, George Julius Poulett [formerly George Julius Thomson] (1797–1876), geologist and political economist, was born in London on 10 March 1797. Baptized George Julius Thomson at St...

Shakespear [née Wood], Dame Ethel Mary Reader (1871–1946), public servant and geologist

Mary R. S. Creese.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Geology and the Lithosphere. 564 words.

Shakespear [née Wood], Dame Ethel Mary Reader (1871–1946), public servant and geologist, was born on 17 July 1871 at Biddenham, near Bedford, the daughter of the Revd Henry Wood (c.1829–191...

Smith, George Otis

Clifford M. Nelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1782 words.

Smith, George Otis (22 February 1871–10 January 1944), geologist and federal administrator, was born in Hodgdon, Aroostock County, Maine, the son of Joseph Otis Smith, a Civil War veteran...

Walcott, Charles Doolittle

Ellis L. Yochelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; US Politics; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1657 words.

Walcott, Charles Doolittle (31 March 1850–09 February 1927), paleontologist, geologist, and administrator, was born in New York Mills, New York, the son of Charles Doolittle Walcott and...

Williams, Zephaniah (c. 1795–1874), Chartist and geologist

Matthew Cragoe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere; Politics. 669 words.

Williams, Zephaniah (c. 1795–1874), Chartist and geologist, was probably a native of the Sirhowy valley, near Newport, Monmouthshire. Little is known of his early life, but by 1830 he had...

Wrather, William Embry

Clifford M. Nelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Petrology; US Politics. 1884 words.

Wrather, William Embry (20 January 1883–28 November 1963), petroleum geologist and federal administrator, was born at Munford Farm, near Brandenburg, Meade County, Kentucky, the son of...