Arthur I. Macconochie

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A. Macconachie, 1st from right back row


Date Details
1850 Born November 19th in Ayrshire.
1869 Joined Survey (Edinburgh) as Fossil Collector.
1889 Assistant Curator (till 1913).
1901 Assistant in Fossil Department.
1907 Assistant for Survey Collections.
Fossil collecting chiefly in Silurian of Southern Uplands. Discoverer of notable fossil locality at Glencartholm, Dumfriesshire; also of the “olenellus fauna”; and of new fish fauna from Downtownian of Lanarkshire.
1906-1920 Lecturer in Geology at Heriot-Watt College.
1913 Retired from Survey.
1923 Awarded Lyell Fund. (In February.)
1923 Died March 11th in Edinburgh.

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No GSM/DC/A/C/8/47,54,55,102,226
Alt Ref No GSM1/9
Title A I Macconochie: Letter on his appointment.
Date 1868