Richard Glascott Symes M.A.

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Date Details
1901 Born
1928 Geologist
1840 Born May 8th in Kingstown, County Dublin, son of Glascott Symes M.D. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, M.A. and Engineering degrees.
1863 Joined Geological Survey of ireland as Assistant Geologist under J.B. Jukes.
1869 Promoted to Geologist.
Surveyed 6 one inch sheets and part of 17 others.
1874 Secretary of Section C. at British Association in Belfast.
1878 Secretary of Section C. at British Association in Dublin.
1890 Transferred to Scotland on completion of 1 inch survey of Ireland. Surveyed parts of Kintyre and Oban districts.
1900 Retired from Survey.
1906 Died July 27th near Dublin.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Obituary - Richard Glascott Symes, M.A. Born 8th May 1840, died 27th July 1906. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 3 p.432. 1906

Obituary of Richard Glascott Symes by C., R. Published 1906. The Irish naturalist: a monthly journal of general Irish natural history , Vol. XV, No. 11, pp. 249-250, November, 1906


77 works listed in the BGS Library catalogue

BGS archives[edit]

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