Richard Bullen Newton I.S.O., F.G.S.

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1854 Born February 23rd. Educated at the Central London Foundation School, Cowper Street.
1868 Joined Geological Survey, where his father was Assistant Librarian and his uncle (E.T. Newton) was assistant naturalist under Huxley.
1873 Became Assistant Naturalist under Huxley.
1880 Transferred to British Museum to help in removal of collections to Cromwell Road. Papers and reports chiefly on Cretaceous and Tertiary Mollusca.
1891 “Systematic list of E. Edwards Collection of British Oligocene and Eocene Mollusca”.
1909 “Cretaceous Gastrpods and Pelecypoda from Zululand”.
1910-1912 President of the Malacological Society.
1913-1915 President of the Conchological Society.
1914 Awarded Wollaston Fund.
1916 “Conchological features of the Lenham Sandstones of Kent”.
1920 Retires.
Received Imperial Service Order.
1922 “Eocene Mollusca from Nigeria”. Also study of Foraminifera as guides to geological horizons.
1926 Died January 23rd.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

1926 “Times” (January 25th 1926).

1926 Geological Magazine (1926) p. 144

1926 Nature (January 30th 1926) p. 165

Richard Bullen Newton — Wikipedia article

B. B. Woodward, 1926. Richard Bullen Newton, I.S.O., F.G.S., etc., 1854-1925 [sic.]. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London 17(2-3): 69-70

B. B. Woodward, 1926. Richard Bullen Newton, I.S.O. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 82(3): xlix-l.

J. R. le B. Tomlin, 1926. Obituary notice: R. B. Newton. Journal of Conchology 18(1): 11-12


Newton, R.B.. Edwards, F.E.. British Museum (Natural History). 1891. Systematic list of the Frederick E. Edwards Collection of British Oliogene and Eocene mollusca in the British Museum (Natural History): with reference to the type-specimens from silimar horizons contained in other collections belonging to the Geological Department of the Museum. - London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History)

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
GSM/DC/A/C/8/302-303,324 R B Newton: Letter on his appointment.
GSM/DC/A/C/9/52 R B Newton: Letter on his salary
GSM/DC/A/C/15/1 R B Newton: Letter concerning Newton's appointment
GSM/DC/A/C/24/365 R B Newton: Letter on his resignation.