Edward Hull M.A., LL.D., F.R.S. etc.

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1829 Born May 21st in Antrim of Irish stock. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin; took B.A. and Engineering Diploma. Attracted to geology by Thomas Oldham, through him joined Geological Survey 1850.
First field work in North Wales under J.B. Jukes.
Then in Gloucester, Thames Valley and the coalfields of Cheshire and Lancashire.
1867 Geological Survey of Scotland formed as separate branch and Hull appointed District Surveyor and second in command.
Stationed at Glasgow, mapped Clyde coalfield.
1867 Elected to F.R.S.
1869 Appointed to succeed Jukes as Director of Geological Survey of Ireland (post held until retirement).
Prepared new general geology map of Ireland, 8 miles = 1 inch, completed 1 inch maps and descriptive memoirs.
Also held Professorship of Geology in Royal College of Science, Dublin.
1883 Sent to Palestine by Palestine Exploration Society.
1890 Murchison Medal.
1890 Retired from Survey. Lived in London, continued writing.
Member of Coal Commission of 1901-5.
1910 Published “Reminiscence of a strenuous life”.
1917 Died October 18th.

Biographies and obituaries

Publications

List of writings in Appendix to Reminiscences

Memoir: Burnley Coalfield (1875, with others)

Memoir: Midland Counties (1869)

Memoir: Parts of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire (1858, with others)

Memoir: Altrincham, Cheshire (1861).

Memoir: Woodstock, Prescot, Lancs. (1882)

Memoir: Cheltenham (1857)

Memoir: Leicestershire Coalfield (1860)

Memoir: Parts of Oxfordshire and Berkshire (1861, with Whitaker)

Memoir: Oldham (1864).

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