William Gunn

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Date Details
1837 Born September 27th.
1867 Joined Survey under Murchison. Worked on Carboniferous of West Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland.
1884 Promoted to Geologist and transferred to Scotland. Worked in Bute and subsequently in North-west Highlands. Later surveyed in Arran, first to prove Tertiary vent.
1901 Appointed District Geologist.
1902 Retired in September. Died on October 24th.
1900 Memoirs: Belford, Holy Isle and Farne Islands (1900).

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Obituary - William Gunn, F.G.S. Born 27th September 1837, died 24th October 1902. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 9 p.576. 1902

Lapworth, C. Obituary - William Gunn. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 59 p.liv-lv. 1903

William Gunn — People Pill article

William Gunn — Wikisource entry


Memoirs: Belford, Holy Isle and Farne Islands (1900).

Memoirs: Coast south of Berwick-upon-Tweed (1897).

Memoirs: Norham and Tweedmouth (1897).

Joint author of Memoir: Wooler and Coldstream (1895).

Joint author of Memoir: Ingleborough (1888).

Joint author of Memoir: Cowal in Argyll (1897).

Joint author of Memoir: North-west Highlands (1907).

Joint author of Memoir: Burnley Coalfield (1875).

Joint author of Memoir: North Arran (1903).

Joint author of Memoir: Fannich Mountains (1913).

Joint author of Memoir: Ben Wyvis (1912).

Contributed papers to Transactions Edinburgh Geological Society; Berwick Naturalist Club; Glasgow Geological Society, Geological Society London; and Geological Magazine.

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
GSM/DC/A/C/7/483,523 W Gunn: Letter on his appointment.
GSM/GL/Bw/4 Correspondence with W.Gunn, W.Topley and R S Black
GSM/GL/Gn W Gunn Gunn joined the Survey in 1867. He was transferred to Scotland in 1892 and worked mainly in Arran...
GSM/MG/C/12/89 J. Gunn: Letters to F.W. Rudler about seyelite.
GSM/MG/P/4/40 Letters to F.W. Rudler about Arctic fossils.