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1840 Born May 4th at Islington.
1865 Became assistant to Huxley at Jermyn Street (Previously attended his lectures at Royal School of Mines.
1875 Published first paper on structure of bituminous coals.
1882 Appointed Palaeontologist with George Sharman after transfer of Etheridge to British Museum. Chief interest in fossil vertebrates.
1893 Elected F.R.S. Lyell Medal from Geological Society.
1905 Retired.
1921-1928 President of the Palaeontographical Society.
1930 Died January 28th.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Gregory, J.W. Obituary - Edwin Tulley Newton, Palaeontologist. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 86 p.lix-lxii. 1930

Obituary - Edwin Tulley Newton. Born May 1840, died 28th January 1930. Geologists Magazine. Whole Series. v. 67 p.286-287. 1930

Obituary - E.T. Newton. Born in 1840, Died in January 1930. Proceedings of the Geologists Association. v. 42 p.71-72. 1931

Nature (February 22nd 1930) p. 280

Edwin Tulley Newton — Wilkipedia article

Newton, Edwin Tulley. Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. p. 1300.

A.S.W. Edwin Tulley Newton, 1840-1930 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbm.1932.0002

Publications[edit]

Memoirs The Chimaeroid Fishes of British Cretaceous Rocks (1878);

The Vertebrata of the Forest-Bed Series of Norfolk and Suffolk! (1882);

The Vertebrata of the Pliocene Deposits of Britain (1891) and papers to the Geological Society (one on human skull from Galley Hill 1895).

Memoirs published in Philosophical Transactions Royal Society:

Description of pterodactyl brain (based on specimen from Whitley Upper Lias) (1887).

Description of series of reptiles from Permo-Trias sandstones of Elgin. (1893-4).

Works listed in the BGS Library catalogue

Survey publications[edit]

Newton, E.T. ; Huxley, T.H. ; Geological Museum (1878). A catalogue of the Cambrian and Silurian fossils in the Museum of Practical Geology. London : HMSO.

Newton, E.T. ; Geological Museum (1878). A catalogue of the Cretaceous fossils in the Museum of Practical Geology. London : HMSO.

Newton, E.T. ; Geological Museum (1878). A catalogue of the Tertiary and post Tertiary fossils in the Museum of Practical Geology. London : HMSO.

Newton, E.T. ; Geological Survey of the United Kingdom (1859-1878). The chimaeroid fishes of the British Cretaceous rocks. In: Geological Survey of the United Kingdom. Memoirs (Palaeontology) of the Geological Survey of Great Britain: Monographs. London : HMSO. 50p.

Pocock, T.I. ; Barrow, G. ; Gibson, W. ; Howe, J.A. ; Newton, E.T. ; Wedd, C.B. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1906). The geology of the country around Macclesfield, Congleton, Crewe and Middlewich : Explanation of sheet 110. (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of GB (England & Wales) - New Series; 110). London : HMSO.

Newton, E.T. (1882). The Vertebrata of the Forest Bed Series of Norfolk and Suffolk. (Memoir (District) Geological Survey of GB). London : HMSO.

Newton, E.T. (1891). The vertebrata of the Pliocene deposits of Britain. (Mem Geol Surv UK). London : HMSO.

External publications[edit]

Gunn, J. ; Woodward, H.B. ; Newton, E.T. (1891). Memorials of John Gunn : being some account of the Cromer Forest bed and its fossil mammalia, and of the associated strata in the cliffs of Norfolk and Suffolk, from the Ms. notes of the late John Gunn : with a memoir of the author. Norwich : W.A. Nudd.

Newton, E.T. ; Teall, J.J.H. ; Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition (1897). Notes on a collection of rocks and fossils from Franz Josef Land, made by the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition during 1894-1896. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London LIII 1897 p477-519 (1897).

Sharman, G. ; Newton, E.T. (1896). Notes on some Cretaceous fossils from the Drift of Moreseat, Aberdeen. Geological Magazine Dec. Vol. 3 pt/no 384 (1896) p. 247-254 (1896) ; p. 247-254.

Watts, W.W. ; Newton, E.T. (1896). Notes on some rocks from Solomon Islands. Geological magazine, Decade IV Vol. 3 pt/no 386 (1896) p. 358-365 (1896) ; p. 358-365.

Newton, E.T. Notes on the vertebrata of the pre-glacial Forest Bed series of the east of England : Part 1 Carnivora. IN: Geological Magazine Dec II, VII(4)1880 p152-155, BOUND IN: Survey collection of pamphlets 12f Drift E. of England.

Newton, E.T. Notes on the vertebrata of the pre-glacial Forest Bed series of the east of England : Part IV Rodentia and insectivora. IN: Geological Magazine Dec II, VIII(5)1881 p256-259, BOUND IN: Survey collection of pamphlets 12f Drift E. of England, ALSO BOUND IN: Survey collection of pamphlets 11 Pliocene.

Newton, E.T. Notes on the vertebrata of the pre-glacial Forest Bed series of the east of England : Part V Proboscidea and Cetacea. IN: Geological Magazine Dec II VIII(7)1881 p315-7, BOUND IN: Survey collection of pamphlets 12f Drift E. of England, ALSO BOUND IN: Survey collection of pamphlets 11 Pliocene.

Newton, E.T. Notes on the vertebrata of the pre-glacial Forest Bed series of the east of England : Part VI Aves, reptilia and amphibia. IN: Geological Magazine Dec II IX(1)1882 p7-9, BOUND IN: Survey collection of pamphlets 12f Drift E. of England.

Whitaker, W. ; Newton, E.T. (1899). On a drift deposit at Carshalton, and on sections shown by the cuttings for the sewers : with a note on the mammalian remains. In: Transactions of the Croydon Microscopical and Natural History Club (1899) p. 288-293 (1899) ; p. 288-293.

Newton, E.T. (1899). On a Megalosauroid jaw from Rhaetic beds near Bridgend (Glamorganshire). Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society Vol. lv (1899) p. 89-96 (1899) ; p. 89-96.

Peach, B.N. ; Gunn, W. ; Newton, E.T. (1901). On a remarkable volcanic vent of Tertiary age in the Island of Arran, enclosing Mesozoic fossiliferous rocks. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society Vol. lvii (1901) p. 226-241 (1901) ; p. 226-241.

Newton, E.T. (1892). On a skull of Trogontherium cuvieri from the forest bed of East Runton, near Cromer. The Transactions of the Zoological Society of London Vol. 13 pt/no 4 (1892) p. 165-175 (1892) ; p. 165-175.

Arnold-Bemrose, H.H. ; Newton, E.T. (1905). On an ossiferous cavern of pleistocene age at Hoe-Grange quarry, Longcliffe, near Brassington (Derbyshire) : Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society Vol 61 pt/no 1 (1905) p 43-63. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London ; Vol. 61 pt/no 1 (1905) ; p 43-63.

Newton, E.T. On some new mammals from the Red and Norwich Crags. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 46 1890 p444-453, BOUND IN: Survey collection of pamphlets 11 Pliocene.

Newton, E.T. On the occurrence of antelope remains in Newer Pliocene beds in Britain, with the description of a new species, Gazella anglica. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 40 1884 p280-293, IN: Survey collection of pamphlets 11 Pliocene.

Newton, E.T. (1904). On the occurrence of Edestus in the Coal-Measures of Britain. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society Vol. 60 (1904) p. 1-8 (1904) ; p. 1-8.

Newton, E.T. On the occurrence of the cave hyaena in the "Forest Bed" at Corton Cliff, Suffolk. Geological Magazine Dec II X(10)1883 p433-5, ALSO IN: Survey collection of pamphlets 11 Pliocene.

Newton, E.T. (1880). On the skull, brain, and auditory organ of a new species of Pterosaurian (Scaphognathus purdoni) from the Upper Lias, near Whitby, Yorkshire. Proceedings of the Royal Society Vol. 43 (1888) p. 436-440 (1880) ; p. 436-440.

Newton, E.T. (1878). Remarks on Saurocephalus, and on the species which have been referred to that genus. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society (1878) p. 786-796 (1878) ; p. 786-796.

Newton, E.T. Some additions to the vertebrata fauna of the Norfolk "Preglacial Forest Bed" with description of a new species of deer (cervus rectus). Geological Magazine Dec III VI 1889 p145-9, ALSO IN: Survey collection of pamphlets 11 Pliocene.

Newton, E.T. ; Abbott, W.J.L. The vertebrate fauna collected by Mr. Lewis Abbott from the fissure near Ightham, Kent : Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 50(2) 1894 p.188-211.

Sharman, G. Newton, E.T. 1894. Note on some fossils from Seymour Island, in the Antarctic regions, obtained by Dr Donald

Sharman, G. Newton, E.T. 1898. Notes on some additional fossils collected at Seymour Island, Graham's Land, by Dr. Donald and Captain Larsen

Newton, E.T. ; Teall, J.J.H. ; Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition (1898). Additional notes on rocks and fossils from Franz Josef Land : IN: Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London LIV 1898 p646-651.

Newton, E.T. (1903). The elk (Alces machlis, Ogilby) in the Thames Valley. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society Vol. 59 (1903) p. 80-89 (1903) ; p. 80-89.

Holmes, T.V. ; Cole, W. ; Newton, E.T. ; Rudler, F.W. ; Bennett, F.J. ; Woodward, H.B. ; Spurrell, F.C.J. The Essex deneholes : being report of the denehole exploration at Hangman's Wood, Grays, in 1884 and 1887 : Essex Naturalist XII 1887 p225-280 maps.

Newton, E.T. (1911). The fossil horse of Bishop's Stortford, with remarks on the fossil horses of Europe. The Essex Naturalist Vol. 16 (1911) p. 132-136 (1911) ; p. 132-136.

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
GSM/DC/A/C/8/303 T H Huxley: Letters about the appointment of E.T. Newton.
GSM/GL/Cl/9 Correspondence from Clough to other geologists: letters to Flett, Kitchin, E.T.Newton, B.N.Peach..
GSM/GL/Dr/10 Correspondence with other geologists inc. G.England, J.W.Gray, E.T.Newton, Teall and W.Topley..
GSM/GL/Sl/1 Correspondence inc. letters to H.De la Beche with details of geology of Devon, R.I.Murchison, E.T.Newton, C.W.Peach, J.Percy, A.C.Ramsay and T.Reeks. Also a letter from W.Sowerby to T.Reeks on circumstances of Salter's death.
GSM/GL/Sr/1 Interleaved copy of 'Catalogue of British Fossils' by J.Morris, 2nd ed., with many pen and ink drawings by Sharman. Letter from Mrs E. Sharman to E.T.Newton is included.
GSM/GX/Bl/1 Letters to B N Peach, F W Ridler and E T Newton
GSM/GX/Bm/1/5 Letters from H A Allen, E T Newton, J Pringle and F L Kitchin With a list of specimens
GSM/GX/Bo/1 Letters to W Davey, E T Newton, B N Peach and C W Peach

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