Frederick James Foot M.A., F.R.G.S.I.

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F.J. Foot

Timeline[edit]

Date Details
1830 Born.
Visited Scotland, Germany, Sweden, Norway.
Educated in Ireland (Trinity College, Dublin).
1854 Appointed Assistant Geologist, 1st August, Irish branch of Geological Survey. Sole or part contributor to 13 explanatory memoirs and surveyor of 30 sheets (7 sheets of sections).
1862 Appointed Geologist 1st April.
1867 Drowned in skating accident, Lough Key, January 17th while attempting to save life.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Geological Magazine (1867) p. 95 and 132.

Frederick James Foot - Findagrave

KerryGeoAdventures By hammer, lens and ... pencil - Frederick James Foot, forgotten Irish geologist (1830 -1867)

Publications[edit]

76 works listed in the BGS Library catalogue

Paper to Natural History Society, Dublin: "On the botany and marine zoology of Clare"

Paper to Natural History Society, Dublin: "On Asplenium rata-mararia"

Paper to Natural History Society, Dublin: "Stations of Cystopteris fragilis in the (Irish) Midland Counties"

Paper to Natural History Society, Dublin: "On occurrence of Hymenophyllum Tunbridgluse in County Longford"

Paper to Natural History Society, Dublin: "On flights of swans seen in Roscommon and Galway, winter 1863-4"

Paper to Natural History Society, Dublin: "On the mammalia of the west coast of that county"

Paper to Natural History Society, Dublin: "On the Little Auk taken alive at Athlone"

Papers to B.A.: Geology of the neighbourhood of Tralee (1857). On the geology of Burren in County Clare (1862) (with botanical chart).

Paper to Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy: On the distribution of plants in Burren, County Clare. (and other writings, geological, botanical, meteorological ……).

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
GSM/DC/A/C/6/141,163 F J Foot: Letter of appointment.
GSM/DC/A/C/7/209,215 F J Foot: Letter of promotion.