Alfred Harker M.A., LL.D., F.R.S.
|1859||Born February 19th at Hull.|
|1878||Entered St. Johns College, Cambridge as maths student. Became one of the first members of the Sedgwick Club.|
|1882||8th Wrangler in Maths Tripos. Became demonstrator and later lecturer in Geology at Cambridge.|
|1885||Elected Fellow of St. Johns.|
|Field work in North Wales: cleavage structure of slates; Ordovician igneous rocks. Results of later work embodied in Sedgwick Prize Essay 1888.|
|1889-1893||Vacations spent in Lake District with Marr. Papers on Shap Granite and on Carrick Fell Intrusions.|
|1895||Appointed Assistant Geologist on Geological Survey of Scotland 9th May. For 10 years engaged in investigating Skye and small islands.(Memoirs: “Tertiary large rocks of Skye” (1904); “Small Isles” (1908); “West central Skye” (with Clough 1904)).|
|1901||Promoted to Geologist.|
|1905||Resigned from Survey for extra teaching duties at Cambridge in new Sedgwick Museum, and charge of petrological section of museum.|
|1907||Murchison Medal. (Wollaston Fund 1896).|
|1916-1918||President Geological Society.|
|1939||Died 28th July.|
Biographies and obituaries
Spencer, L.J. Obituary - Alfred Harker. Born 19th February 1859, died 28th July 1939. Mineralogical Magazine. v. 28 p.197-198. 1947
Flett, J.S. Obituary - Dr. Alfred Harker (Petrologist). Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 96 p.lxix-lxxi. 1940
Rastall, R.H. Obituary - Alfred Harker (1859-1939). Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society. v. 24 p.73-75. 1939
Nature 144 1939 p. 316.
Geological Magazine (1917) p. 289.
Seward, Albert Charles and Tilley, Cecil Edgar. Alfred Harker, 1859—1939 Obituary notices of the Royal Society. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbm.1940.0017
Emminent living geologists. Alfred Harker, ALA., LL.D. (McGill), F.R.S., President of the Geological Society of London 1916-17, Fellow of St. John’s College, and Lecturer in Petrology in the University of Cambridge. Geological Magazine, New Series, New Decade VI Volume IV. No. VII - JUly 1917. Public domain version on the Internet Archive. (with portrait)
The Eagle 51 1939 p. 273.