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Dunham, K.C. Obituary - Charles Findlay Davidson (1911-1967). Proceedings of the Geological Society of London Pt. 1651 1969.
 
Dunham, K.C. Obituary - Charles Findlay Davidson (1911-1967). Proceedings of the Geological Society of London Pt. 1651 1969.
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Timeline[edit]

Date Details
16 July 1911 Born
1933 Graduated from St. Andrews University
1935 Electyed Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
1934 Geologist
1944 Appointed Chief Geologist
1953 awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1955 Appointed Professor of Geology at St. Andrews University
1 November 1967 Died
1967 Posthumously awarded the Neill Prize by the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

[Anon.] Obituary - Charles Findlay Davidson. Born in 1911, died 1st November 1967. Proceedings of the Geologists' Asociation v. 79 (2) 1968.

Dunham, K.C. Obituary - Charles Findlay Davidson (1911-1967). Proceedings of the Geological Society of London Pt. 1651 1969.

Charles Findlay Davidson — Wikipedia article

Publications[edit]

Works listed in the BGS Library catalogue

Horne, J.E.T. ; Davidson, C.F. ; Geological Survey and Museum. Atomic Energy Division. The age of the mineralization of the Witwatersrand : Geological Survey & Museum, Atomic Energy Division, Report 170, 1954 [ii],20p + figs. (MRAG Report, Mineral Resources Series; WF/AG/54/170).

Horne, J.E.T. ; Davidson, C.F. (1955). The age of the mineralization of the Witwatersrand. Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Great Britain no.10 ; Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Great Britain no.10 1955 p.58-73 (1955) ; p.58-73.

Davidson, C.F. ; Horne, J.E.T. (1952). The age of the mineralogy of the Witwatersrand. British Geological Survey.

Davidson, C.F. The archaean rocks of the Rodil district, south Harris, Outer Hebrides : Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 61 1944 p.71-112.

Davidson, C.F. (1935). A boring at St. Fort, Fifeshire. Transactions and Proceedings of the Perthshire Society of Natural Science Vol 9 pt/no 5 (1935) p 167-169 (1935) ; p 167-169.

Haldane, D. ; Eyles, V.A. ; Davidson, C.F. (1940). Diatomite : Wartime Pamphlet of the Geological Survey of Great Britain No 5. (Wartime pamphlet (Geological Survey of Great Britain); 5). London : Geological Survey and Museum.

Davidson, C.F. Dr. W.F.P.McLintock : [obituary]. Nature 186(4720) 1960 p.200.

North, F.J. ; Davidson, C.F. ; Swinton, W.E. ; Museums Association (1941). Geology in the museum. Oxford : Pub. for the Museums association by the Oxford university press.

Davidson, C.F. (1937). The geology of the Coronation Stone : Reprinted from: Transations of the Perthshire Society of Natural Science IX(VI) 1937 p210-212. (1937).

Davidson, C.F. ; Bowie, S.H.U. (1955). Methods of prospecting for uranium and thorium : Mining Magazine 93(3) 1955 p.137-141. (1955).

Peacock, A.D. ; Smith, E.P. ; Davidson, C.F. (1934-35). The natural history of south Rona. The Scottish Naturalist (1934-35) p 113-163, 1-60 (1934-35) ; p 113-163, 1-60.

Davidson, C.F. ; Cosgrove, M.E. (1955). On the impersistence of uraninite as a detrital mineral. Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Great Britain no.10 ; Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Great Britain no.10 1955 p.74-80 (1955) ; p.74-80.

Davidson, C.F. ; Cosgrove, M.E. (1953). On the non-survival of uraninite as a detrital mineral. British Geological Survey.

Ponsford, D.R.A. ; Davidson, C.F. (1953). On the occurrence of uranium in coals. British Geological Survey.

Davidson, C.F. ; Atkin, D. ; Geological Survey and Museum. Atomic Energy Division. On the occurrence of uranium in phosphate rock : Geological Survey & Museum, Atomic Energy Division, Report 124, 1952 - [ii],16p. (MRAG Report, Mineral Resources Series; WF/AG/52/124).

Davidson, C.F. (1952). On the origin of the gold-uranium ores of the Witwatersrand. British Geological Survey.

Davidson, C.F. (1953). On the radioactivity of some rock formations in the Island of Jamaica. British Geological Survey.

Davidson, C.F. ; Bowie, S.H.U. (1951). On thucholite and related hydrocarbon-uraninite complexes, with a note on the origin of the Witwatersrand gold ores. Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Great Britain no. 3 ; Bulletin of the Geological Survey of GB no.3, 1951 p.1-15 (1951) ; p.1-15.

Davidson, C.F. ; Bowie, S.H.U. (1954). The radioactivity of fossil bones. British Geological Survey.

Davidson, C.F. (1948). Radioactivity of some alluvial mineral deposits in Belgian Congo. British Geological Survey.

Bowie, S.H.U. ; Davidson, C.F. The radioactivity of the Piltdown fossils. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Geology, vol.2, no.6, 1955, p276-282.

Davidson, C.F. (1945). Report on the distribution of uranium in Sweden, 2nd July 1945. British Geological Survey.

Davidson, C.F. The Stone of Destiny. FROM: Times May 11 1937.

Davidson, C.F. (1948). Thorium in the U.S.S.R. A bibliographic study. British Geological Survey.

Davidson, C.F. ; Bowie, S.H.U. (1950). Thucholite and related hydrocarbon-uraninite complexes. British Geological Survey.

Davidson, C.F. (1950). Uranium Deposits of Great Britain. British Geological Survey.

Davidson, C.F. ; Bennett, J.A.E. (1950). Uranium deposits of the Tete District, Mozambique. British Geological Survey.

Davidson, C.F. (1948). Uranium properties in Mozambique, letter from C.F.Davidson to D.E.H.Peirson. British Geological Survey.

Davidson, C.F. ; Geological Survey of Great Britain. Atomic Energy Division (1952). The use of aerial surveys in prospecting for radioactive minerals : Geological Survey of Great Britain, Atomic Energy Division Report no.134, 1952 - 8p, WF/AG/52/134. (Applied Geophysics Report, Regional Geophysics Series; WK/AG/52/134).


BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
GSM/GX/Mw/5 Correspondence 146 letters from 18 correspondents about Silurian Brachiopods, including 66 letters from T...
IGS/MR/M/3481/16 Aerial prospecting for radio-active minerals. Confidential report by C F Davidson
SPC/3/7 Memorandum on the Economic Uses of Peat Supplied by C F Davidson, Geological Survey