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Date Details
1854 Born.
1870 Appointed Fossil Collector.
1880 Resigned.
1843 Born.
1861 Entered Royal School of Mines as a student.
1864 Gained Edward Forbes Medal.
1865 Joined Geological Survey. Sent to Yorkshire, worked on Millstone Grit and Lower Coal Measures (paper to Geological Society 1869).
1869 Transferred to Keswick. Memoir: “Lake District” (1876); Papers: “Lake basins of Cumberland” (Q.J. 1874); “Glaciation of south part of Lake District (Q.J. 1875).
1875-1876 Engaged in microscopical examination of Lake District rocks. Papers: “Granitic, granitoid and metamorphic rocks of the Lake District” (Q.J. 1875,1876); “Comparative microscopic rock structure of Ancient and Modern volcanic rocks” (Q.J. 1875). Founded the
1877 Left Lake District for Lower Carboniferous of Bewcastle.
1878 Entered the Church. Licensed to curacy of St. John’s, Keswick.
1880 Appointed to Vicarage of Rydal.
1880 Died.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Etheridge, R. Obituary - Rev. James Clifton Ward. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 37 p.41-43. 1881

Obituary - Rev. James Clifton Ward, F.G.S. (1843-1880). Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 7 p.334-336. 1880 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0016756800148009

James Clifton Ward — Wikipedia article

Ward, James Clifton. Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

R., C. Rev. James Clifton Ward, F.G.S . Nature 21, 614–615 (1880). https://doi.org/10.1038/021614a0

Oldroyd, D. (2004, September 23). Ward, James Clifton (1843–1880), geologist. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 29 Aug. 2020, from https://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-28688.

Publications[edit]

Memoirs: Lake District , north part of (1876); Leeds and Tadcaster (1870) with Aveline, Green, Dakyns, Russell.; Dewsbury (1871) with Green, Dakyns, Russell.; Appleby (1897) (petrological notes); Yorkshire Coalfield (1869) with Green and Dakyn.

Works listed in the BGS Library catalogue

Survey publications[edit]

Green, A.H. ; Dakyns, J.R. ; Ward, J.C. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1869). The geology of part of the Yorkshire coal field (...Quarter-sheet 88SE...). (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of Great Britain (England & Wales) - Old Series). London : HMSO.

Hull, E. ; Dakyns, J.R. ; Tiddeman, R.H. ; Ward, J.C. ; De Rance, C.E. ; Gunn, W. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1875). The geology of the Burnley Coalfield and of the country around Clitheroe, Blackburn, Preston, Chorley, Hashingden and Todmorde : (Quarter sheets 88NW,89NE,89NW and 92SW of the 1-inch geological maps. (Coalfield Mem Geol Surv Eng Wales). London : HMSO.

Aveline, W.T. ; Green, A.H. ; Dakyns, J.R. ; Ward, J.C. ; Russell, R. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1870). The geology of the Carboniferous rocks north and east of Leeds, and the Permian and Triassic rocks about Tadcaster (...quarter-sheet 93SW...). (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of Great Britain (England & Wales) - Old Series). London : HMSO.

Dakyns, J.R. ; Tiddeman, R.H. ; Goodchild, J.G. ; Ward, J.C. ; Watts, W.W. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1897). The geology of the country between Appleby, Ullswater, and Haweswater (...Quarter-sheet 102SW). (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of Great Britain (England & Wales) - Old Series). London : HMSO.

Green, A.H. ; Dakyns, J.R. ; Ward, J.C. ; Russell, R. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1871). The geology of the neighbourhood of Dewsbury, Huddersfield, and Halifax (...Quarter sheet 88NE...). (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of Great Britain (England & Wales) - Old Series). London : HMSO.

Ward, J.C. (1876). The geology of the northern part of the English Lake District - quarter sheet 101SE (including sheets 63,64,69,70,71,76 + portions of 54,55,56,57,62,65,68,73,74,75 Cumberland and 12,18,19 Westmoreland. (Memoir (District) Geological Survey of GB). London : HMSO.

Green, A.H. ; Russell, R. ; Dakyns, J.R. ; Ward, J.C. ; Fox-Strangways, C.E. ; Dalton, W.H. ; Holmes, T.V. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1878). The geology of the Yorkshire Coalfield. (Coalfield Mem Geol Surv Eng Wales). London : HMSO.

External publications[edit]

Robinson, E. ; Dakyns, J.R. ; Ward, J.C. ; Green, A.H. And did those feet, in ancient times? : Amateur Geologist XIII(2)p22-26.

Ward, J.C. (1872). Elementary geology : a course of nine lectures specially adapted for the use of schools and junior students. (1872).

Freire-Marreco, A. ; Hill, A. ; Moffitt, R. ; Jervis, W.P. ; Galloway, W. ; De Rance, C.E. ; Ward, J.C. ; Burder, G.F. ; Gardiner, E.J.L. ; Fryer, A.C. ; MacCulloch, J. ; Woodward, H.B. ; Davy, J. ; Schneider, H.W. ; Durden, E.H. ; Thorp, W. ; Sorby, H.C. ; Watson, J. ; Hunt, R. ; Wright, T. ; Sopwith, T. ; Richardson, T. ; Daglish, J. ; Forster, G.B. ; Bell, I.L. ; Spencer, T. ; Robinson, H. ; Curry, J. ; Maw, G. ; Brigg, J. ; Gulland, J.K. ; Kendall, J.D. ; Aitken, J. ; Collins, J.H. ; Barrow, G. ; Topley, W. ; Dakyns, J.R. ; Andre, G.G. ; Foster, C.L.N. ; Halse, E. ; Holmes, T.V. ; Ashburner, C.A. ; Browett, A. ; Hull, E. ; Brierley, J. ; Wallis, A.M. ; Bedson, P.P. ; Shaw, J.L. ; Fream, W. ; Topley, W. (1855-1894). England and Wales : economic. (Survey pamphlet; 17).

Ward, J.C. Notes on the geology of the Isle of Man : Geological Magazine decade II, vol.VII, no.I 1880 p.1-9.

Ward, J.C. (1875). On the granitic, granitoid, and associated metamorphic rocks of the Lake-District. Parts I & II. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society (1875) p. 568-602 (1875) ; p. 568-602.

Ward, J.C. (1876). On the granitic, granitoid, and associated metamorphic rocks of the Lake-District. Parts III-V. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society (1876) p. 1-34 (1876) ; p. 1-34.

Ward, J.C. Rambles among the modern volcanoes of Italy. Hardwicke's Science Gossip 1873 p201-2.

Ward, J.C. Rambles among the modern volcanoes of Italy no.2. Hardwicke's Science-Gossip 1873 p217-221.

Ward, J.C. ; Topley, W. (1875-1879). Rock structure. XII. [S.l.] : [s.n.].

Ward, J.C. Scenery of the Lake District geologically considered. Hardwicke's Science-Gossip 1873 p121-128.

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
GSM/GL/Wd J.C.Ward Ward joined the Survey in 1865.
GSM/MG/P/4/89 Letters to F.W. Rudler about analysis of nickel minerals.

James Clifton Ward 1843-1880[edit]

Extract with permission of the author from: Cooper A.H. Yorkshire geology as seen through the eyes of notable British Geological Survey geologists 1862-200046-67 in Myerscough, R and Wallace, V. Famous Geologists of Yorkshire. York. ISBN 978-1-906604-58-5. PDF on NORA

Ward was educated at the Royal School of Mines, which was associated with the Geological Survey and shared the same offices in Jermyn Street, London . He joined the Survey in 1865 as one of the team that Murchison put in place working alongside Green, Aveline, Dakyns and Russell on the Yorkshire coalfield until 1869. Subsequently, he moved to the Lake District where he surveyed until his retirement in 1878. His final work was as a church curate in Keswick, becoming the vicar of Rydal in 1880, unfortunately he died soon after. Many of his field sketches illustrate the 2nd edition of the Harrogate memoir published in 1908 (Table 1 and Figure 13)