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

Harker, A. Obituary - Edward Hull, born 1829, died 1917. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 74 p.liv. 1918

Obituary - Professor Edward Hull, F.R.S. Born 21st May 1829, died 18th October 1917. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 4 p.553-555. 1917

“Reminiscences” E. Hull (1910)

Proceedings Royal Society XC p. xciii

Geology of Yorkshire, Kendall and Wroot (1914) p. 262.

Edward Hull (geologist) — Wikipedia article

Professor Edward Hull, M.A., LL.D., F.R.S., late Director Geological Survey of Ireland, and Professor of Geology Royal College of Science, Dublin DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0016756800136702

Prof. Edward Hull, F.R.S. Nature 100, 169–170 (1917). https://doi.org/10.1038/100169b0

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).


66 works listed in the BGS Library catalogue

BGS archives

Ref No Title Description
GSM/DC/A/C/3/238,276 E. Hull: Letters regarding the appointment of Hull.
GSM/DC/A/C/4/318 A C Ramsay: Letters about E. Hull.
GSM/DC/A/C/4/318 E Hull: Letter regarding a pay rise for Hull.
GSM/DC/A/C/6/598 E Hull: Minute on promotion.
GSM/DC/A/C/7/42,49-51 E Hull: Minute on promotion.
GSM/DC/A/C/7/49,63 H Cole: Letters on Hull's salary.
GSM/DC/A/C/7/49-51,63 R I Murchison: Letters. Staff. Hull's promotion.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/107-109 E Hull: Letters on his transfer to Ireland.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/124 E Hull: Letters on removals in Dublin.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/131,133 R I Murchison: Letters. Ireland; Hull's position.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/136-140 E Hull: Letters on appointment as Director and Professor in Dublin.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/139,161,185 E Hull: Letters regarding Hull's work in Ireland.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/153,159-162,165,249 G H Kinihan: Letter on quarrels with E. Hull.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/156,173 E Hull: Letters on his salary.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/185-188 E Hull: Letters on messenger for Dublin Office.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/196,208 C Galvan: Letters from E. Hull to R.I. Murchison about illness and death of Galvan.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/204,237 A Gager: Mentioned in letter of E. Hull.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/204,237 E Hull: Letters on custody of collections.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/213,217,219 E Hull: Letters on complement in Ireland.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/232 E Hull: Letters on dispute with Kinahan.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/276 E HullLetters on visit to Italy.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/393 E Hull: Letters on water supply in Cork Harbour.
GSM/DC/A/C/12/146 E Hull: Letters regarding the appointment of Hull
GSM/DC/A/C/13/37 A C Ramsay: Letters about E Hull
GSM/DC/A/C/16/101,115,120,175 E Hull: Letters regarding Hull's work in Ireland.
GSM/DC/A/C/17/56 E Hull: Letter about a visit to Italy
GSM/DC/A/C/23/2-54 E Hull: Letters on dispute with Kinahan
GSM/DC/A/C/23/2-54 G H Kinahan: Letters on a quarrel with Hull
GSM/DC/A/C/23/84,86 E Hull: Letters on employment of a commissionaire.
GSM/DC/A/C/23/88,92-94,98-99,107,127,154,157 E Hull: Letters on office cleaning and messenger in Dublin.
GSM/DC/A/C/23/163 E Hull: Letters on Civil Service Enquiry Commission.
GSM/DC/A/C/23/172-174,179 E Hull: Letters on work for Church Temporalities Commission
GSM/DC/A/C/23/201,207-208,211 E Hull: Letters on use of coast guard houses.
GSM/DC/A/C/23/216 E Hull: Letters on W.B. Leonard's behaviour.
GSM/DC/A/C/23/a3 E Hull: Memorial on his salary.
GSM/DC/A/C/24/25 E Hull: Letters on Kinahan.
GSM/DC/A/C/24/27 E Hull: Letters on W.B. Leonard's behaviour.
GSM/DC/A/C/24/152 E Hull: Letter on a payment by London University.
GSM/DC/A/C/24/247 E Hull: Letter on revision mapping in Ireland.
GSM/DC/A/C/25/80 E Hull: Letter on revision mapping in Ireland.
GSM/DC/A/C/31/31 G H Kinahan: Letters on a letter from Hull
GSM/DC/A/C/31/50 E Hull: Letter on course of work in Ireland
GSM/GL/Bw/29/92 E Hull: Letters on use of coast guard houses.
GSM/GL/Bw/29/155 E Hull: Letter on progress in Ireland.
GSM/GL/Et/1 Correspondence with Cooke and Griffin about Hull and Kinahan
GSM/GL/Hu Edward Hull Hull was born in Ulster and worked for the survey between 1850 and 1890, mainly on the Irish branch of the Survey. He became Director of Ireland in 1869 and remained in this post until 1890 when the Irish Survey was closed down.During his career he was a member of the Royal Commission on Coal along with several other Survey officers.
GSM/GL/Jb/5 Copy of "Further Investigations Regarding the Submerged Terraces and River Valleys Bordering the British Isles" by Edward Hull Jukes-Browne's copy containing notes by him. Inscribed by Hull.
GSM/GL/Jk Joseph Beete Jukes Jukes joined the Survey in 1846 having worked in New South Wales and Newfoundland. He was sent to Ireland in 1850 as Local Director succeeding Oldham, though much against his will. He remained there until 1869 and successfully produced maps of half of the country. He was succeeded by Edward Hull.

Edward Hull

Hull was born in Ulster and worked for the survey between 1850 and 1890, mainly on the Irish branch of the Survey. He became Director of Ireland in 1869 and remained in this post until 1890 when the Irish Survey was closed down.During his career he was a member of the Royal Commission on Coal along with several other Survey officers.