Henry Benedict Medlicott M.A., F.R.S.

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1829 Born August 3rd at Loughrea, County Galway, son of Rev. S. Medlicott, educated at Trinity College, Dublin.
1851 Appointed to Geological Survey in Ireland.
1853 Transferred to the English branch. Worked with Aveline in the Vale of Pewsey and other parts of Wiltshire.
1854 Appointed to Indian Geological Survey (commenced duties 1854).
1854 Chosen Professor of Geology at the Thomason College of Engineering at Roorkee.
1876 Became Superintendent (and afterwards Director) of Geological Survey of India.
1877 Elected F.R.S.
1887 Retired.
1888 Wollaston Medal.
1905 Died April 6th at Clifton, Bristol.

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Proceedings Royal Society. B. LXXIX (1907) p. xix.

Memoir on Indian Surveys C.R. Markham (1878) pp. 225,etc.

Henry Benedict Medlicott — Wikipedia article

Medlicott, Henry Benedict. Who's Who. Vol. 57. 1905. p. 1102.

Blanford, W. T (1907). Obituary Notices of Fellows Deceased. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Containing Papers of a Biological Character. 79 (535): i-xxxvii+xxxviii-lxiii.

Grout, A (2004). Medlicott, Henry Benedict (1829–1905). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/34972

Medlicott, Henry Benedict.) Dictionary of Indian Biography.djvu/300

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Works listed in the BGS Library catalogue

Medlicott, H.B. ; Geological Survey of India ; Indian and Colonial Exhibition (1886). Descriptive list of exhibits for the colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886. Calcutta : Superintendent of Government Printing.

Medlicott, H.B. ; Oldham, R. D. ; Pascoe, E. H. ; Geological Survey of India ; Dunham, K.C. (1962). A manual of the geology of India and Burma. Vol. III. 3rd ed., rev. and largely rewritten / by Sir Edwin H. Pascoe. Calcutta : Government of India Press.

Medlicott, H.B. ; Blanford, W.T. ; Ball, V. ; Mallet, F.R. ; Oldham, R. D. ; Pascoe, E. H. (1950). A manual of the geology of India and Burma. Volume I. Calcutta : Government of India Press.

Medlicott, H.B. ; Blanford, W.T. ; Ball, V. ; Mallet, F.R. ; Oldham, R. D. ; Pascoe, E. H. ; Dunham, K.C. (1968). A manual of the geology of India and Burma. Volume II. Calcutta : Government of India Press.

Medlicott, H.B. ; Blanford, W.T. (1879). A manual of the geology of India. Part I, Peninsular Area. Calcutta : Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, India.

Medlicott, H.B. ; Blanford, W.T. (1879). A manual of the geology of India. Part II, Extra-Peninsular Area. Calcutta : Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, India.

Medlicott, H.B. (1888). Sketch of the geology of the Punjab. Calcutta : Calcutta Central Press.

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description GSM/DC/A/C/4/319 H B Medlicott: Letters on his appointment.
GSM/DC/A/C/6/89 H B Medlicott: Letters on transfer to England.
GSM/DC/A/C/6/104,126,146 H B Medlicott: Letter on transfer to India.