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Date Details
1840 Joined Geological Survey
1842 Resigned. Appointed to Geological Survey of Canada as assistant provincial mineralogist. Worked with Logan in initiating Canadian Survey. First field work, collection of minerals etc. Annual reports of progress and maps.
1869 Left Canadian Survey to found Geological Survey of Newfoundland. Director 1869-onwards.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Bonney, T.G. Obituary - Alexander Murray; Foreign Member. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 41 p.45. 1885

Canadian Mining Journal 50th Anniversary Number. (Aug. 1929) p. 54

Alexander Murray (geologist) — Wikipedia article

Murray, Alexander — Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Bell, Robert Alexander Murray F.G.S., F.R.S.C., C.M.G. The Canadian record of science : Vol. 5, no. 2 (Apr. 1892)


Murray, A.. Howley, J.P.. 1881. Geological survey of Newfoundland. - London: Edward Stanford

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
GSM/DC/A/C/9/44 A Murray: Report on gold mentioned