Walcot Gibson D.Sc., F.R.S.(L and E).

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Date Details
1843 Joined Survey (Fossil Collector). 8th July.
1872 Retired. 26th January.
1878 Died January 13th.
1864 Born August 24th. Educated at Bromsgrove School; Mason Science College; and Royal College of Science.
1889-1891 Geological work in South Africa.
1891-1893 Geological work in East Africa.
1893 Joined Survey.
1901 Geologist.
1913 District Geologist.
1920 Assistant to Director.
Assistant Director, Scotland.
1925 Retired.
1925 F.R.S.
1941 Died 28th November at Cambridge.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Walcot Gibson — Wikipedia article

Jones, O. T. (1943). Walcot Gibson. 1864-1941. Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society. 4 (12): 271–275. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbm.1943.0002

Walcot Gibson. 1864-1941 on JSTOR. JSTOR 769039.

Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783 – 2002. The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0 902 198 84 X.

MacGregor, M. (1942). Dr. Walcot Gibson, F.R.S. Nature. 149 (3770): 132. doi:10.1038/149132a0.


99 works listed in the BGS Library catalogue

Geology of Coal and Coal Mining.

Coal in Great Britain.

Special Report Mineral Resources vol. VII (1918) Mineral oil.

Special Report Mineral Resources vol. XIII (1920) Iron ores.

Special Report Mineral Resources vol. XXIV (1922) Cannel coals.

Memoir: Derbyshire Coalfield (1913)

Memoir: North Staffordshire Coalfields (1905)

South Wales Coalfield II. Abergavenny (1900)

South Wales Coalfield IV Pontpridd (1917)

South Wales Coalfield V Methyr Tydfil (1904)

South Wales Coalfield VIII Swansea (1907)

Memoir: Melton Mowbray (1909)

Memoir: Lichfield (1919)

Memoir: Yorkshire and Nottingham Coalfield (1913)

Memoir: Macclesfield (1906).

Memoir: Nottingham (1910).

Memoir: Edinburgh (1910).

Memoir: Coventry (1923).

Memoir: Stoke-upon-Trent (1905).

Memoir: Newark and Nottingham (1908).

Memoir: Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Coalfield (1908).

Memoir: Ollerton (1911).

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
GSM/DR/By/S/1 Correspondence to range of geologists on various issues inc fossils from Mull. Letters from and to E.B.Bailey inc: Flett, Kitchin, Gibson, B.N.Peach, T.Robertson, H.H.Thomas...
GSM/GL/Gb W Gibson Walcot Gibson joined the Survey in 1893 folowing early geological work in Africa. He was closely associated with work on coalfields and began his Survey career working with A.Strahan in South Wales. He then moved to North Staffordshire in 1897. He became District Geologist in 1913. In 1920 he published 'Coal in Great Britain' and in the same year he replaced John Flett as Assistant Director for Scotland. He retired in 1925 and was replaced by MacGregor.

Other archives[edit]

Walcot Gibson on Archives Hub