Gabriel Wharton Lee

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1880 Born December 6th, son of Dr. A.B. Lee of Geneva. Educated at Geneva (D.Sc.).
1905 Joined staff of Sir John Murray in Edinburgh. Carried out important investigations on deep-sea deposits brought back by “Challenger” expedition. Researches on glauconite with L.W. Collet published in Proceedings Royal Society Edinburgh (1905-6)
1907 Joined Geological Survey of Scotland. Placed in charge of Palaeontology Department.
Possessed unrivalled knowledge of Carboniferous fauna of Scotland. Authority on Bryozoa.
1911 Important monograph on “British Carboniferous Trepostomata”.
1922 Made Senior Geologist. 1928
1928 Died December 1st in Edinburgh.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Scotsman (1928) December 3rd.

Nature (1929) February 2nd p. 172.

Gabriel Wharton Lee — Wikipedia article Gabriel Wharton Lee D.Sc.

Lee, Gabriel Wharton. ?-01/12/1928. Ref: 2391. Male. Former Fellows of the Royal Scociety of Edinburgh. v2


Contributed to Memoirs: Glasgow (1911,1925); North Ayrshire (1930); Staffa. Assisted in mapping Mull. Made detailed examination of Mesozoic rocks of Scotland – Memoir Applecross etc (1920). Later work on these rocks embodied chiefly in Memoirs on

Memoir: Tertiary Mull (1924)

Mesozoic rocks of Scotland – Memoir Special Mineral Reports vol XXIV Cannel Coals (1922).

Memoir: Special Mineral Reports vol XI Iron Ores of Scotland (1920)

In addition to official work undertook description of suites of fossils brought from Arctic by various expeditions

Memoir: Ardnamurchan (1925)

Memoir:Gospie (1925)

Mesozoic rocks in Memoir on Pre-Tertiary Mull (1925)

Mesozoic rocks of Scotland – Memoir Applecross etc (1920)

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No GSM/DR/Ft/A/2
Alt Ref No GSM1/310,311
Title Correspondence on range of issues: letters to Bromehead, C.Davidson, H.Dewey, Fairley, A.Geikie, Goodchild, E.Greenly, J.Horne, F.L.Kitchin, G.W.Lee, M.MacGregor, J.Phemister, J.Rhodes, B.Smith, W.J.Sollas, H.H.Thomas and Teall. Also 76 letters to Flett from 34 correspondents (includes guardbook)
Date 1902 - 1946