Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly

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Date Details
1850 Born December 14th at Ansty, Leicestershire.
Royal School of Mines.
1867 Assistant in Geological Society Library and Museum.
1870 Assistant Geologist on Geological Survey.
1870-1871 Seconded as Geologist to the Khedive of Egypt.
1872 Wrote “Elementary Physical Geography”.
1876 Announced discovery of flint implements beneath boulder clay in East Anglia.
1881 Retired from Survey.
1888 In California.
1889 In Borneo.
1893 Teaching botany in Hong Kong.
Paper with J.W. Kingsmill on Loess of Shangtung (Q.J. 1895).
Paper on Geology of Queensland.
President of the Royal Society of Queensland.
1926 Died February 2nd at Brisbane.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Quarterly Journal Geological Society London (1927) p. lx

Sydney Barber Josiah Skertchly — Wikipedia article

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Survey publications[edit]

Whitaker, W. ; Woodward, H.B. ; Bennett, F.J. ; Skertchly, S.B.J. ; Jukes-Browne, A.J. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1891). The geology of parts of Cambridgeshire and of Suffolk (Ely, Mildenhall, Thetford) (...Sheet 51NE with part of 51NW). (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of Great Britain (England & Wales) - Old Series; 51N). London : HMSO.

Whitaker, W. ; Skertchly, S.B.J. ; Jukes-Browne, A.J. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1893). The geology of south-western Norfolk and of northern Cambridgeshire (...Sheet 65). (Memoir (Sheet) Geological Survey of Great Britain (England & Wales) - Old Series). London : HMSO.

Skertchly, S.B.J. (1877). The geology of the Fenland. (Memoir (District) Geological Survey of GB). London : HMSO.

Skertchly, S.B.J. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain (1879). On the manufacture of gun-flints : the methods of excavating for flint, the age of Palaeolithic man and the connexion between Neolithic art and the gun-flint trade. London : HMSO.

External publications[edit]

Skertchly, S.B.J. ; Lotbiniere, S. (1984). The manufacture of gunflints. Bloomfield, Ont. : Museum Restoration Service.

Skertchly, S.B.J. ; Walker, J.J. (1893). Our island : a naturalist's description of Hong Kong. Hong Kong : Kelly and Walsh.

Skertchly, S.B.J. (1908). The story of the noble opal. Brisbane : Flavelle, Roberts and Sankey Ltd.

Miller, S.H. ; Skertchly, S.B.J. (1878). The Fenland past and present. Wisbech : Leach.

Skertchly, S.B.J. (1873). Geology. (Murby's "Science and Art Department Series of Text-Books"). London : Thomas Murby.