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== Introduction ==  
 
== Introduction ==  
  
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== Edmund Ernest Stockwell Brown (1892–1959)==
 
== Edmund Ernest Stockwell Brown (1892–1959)==
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Edmund Ernest Stockwell Brown (known as Ernest) was born in Lewisham on 21st October 1892. He joined the Post Office as a boy clerk in 1908 and worked there for 34 years. In 1942 he was transferred to the Ministry of Supply, heading up a mission to Brazil to purchase minerals of strategic importance. On his return he took a post at the Ministry of Civil Aviation where he remained until his retirement in 1953.
 
Edmund Ernest Stockwell Brown (known as Ernest) was born in Lewisham on 21st October 1892. He joined the Post Office as a boy clerk in 1908 and worked there for 34 years. In 1942 he was transferred to the Ministry of Supply, heading up a mission to Brazil to purchase minerals of strategic importance. On his return he took a post at the Ministry of Civil Aviation where he remained until his retirement in 1953.
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== Henry Dixon Hewitt (1878–1966) ==
 
== Henry Dixon Hewitt (1878–1966) ==
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Described in his obituary as from south-east London and 'towards the end of his life an unmistakeable Cockney', Henry Dixon Hewitt joined the GA in 1920. Among his interests was photography and he recorded a number of the long excursions of the Association. Dixon Hewitt was noted as one of the last old-fashioned field naturalists considered as a keen observer in many branches of science. He had a particularly keen eye '... missing nothing on a walk whether it was a chalk or greensand fossil, a fragment of Roman pottery, a new locality for a rare plant or a new species of snail in his garden'. He used '... an old-fashioned quarter-plate box camera with an excellent lens and as he always processed his own plates, his photographs were always of first quality', carefully labelled in copperplate Indian ink and compiled in albums reflecting a personal view of his travels. He exhibited photographs at the annual meetings and donated many to the Association's album including is albums of field meetings to Scotland, Ulster and the Boulonnais.
 
Described in his obituary as from south-east London and 'towards the end of his life an unmistakeable Cockney', Henry Dixon Hewitt joined the GA in 1920. Among his interests was photography and he recorded a number of the long excursions of the Association. Dixon Hewitt was noted as one of the last old-fashioned field naturalists considered as a keen observer in many branches of science. He had a particularly keen eye '... missing nothing on a walk whether it was a chalk or greensand fossil, a fragment of Roman pottery, a new locality for a rare plant or a new species of snail in his garden'. He used '... an old-fashioned quarter-plate box camera with an excellent lens and as he always processed his own plates, his photographs were always of first quality', carefully labelled in copperplate Indian ink and compiled in albums reflecting a personal view of his travels. He exhibited photographs at the annual meetings and donated many to the Association's album including is albums of field meetings to Scotland, Ulster and the Boulonnais.
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== Mary Sophia Johnston (1875-1955) ==
 
== Mary Sophia Johnston (1875-1955) ==
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Miss Mary Sophia Johnston (1875-1955) joined the Geologists’ Association in 1898 and she became a life-long supporter of the GA. Notably she was secretary to the Illustrations and Photographic Committee from 1910 to 1925. She took responsibility for maintaining the Association’s albums of geological photographs regularly exhibiting them at the Annual Conversazione (today’s GA Festival). She lived in London, near Kew Gardens, and joined many GA field trips at home and abroad. She was widely travelled attending International Geological Congresses in Spain, France and South Africa, the British Association meeting in Canada, as well as visiting Egypt and New Zealand.
 
Miss Mary Sophia Johnston (1875-1955) joined the Geologists’ Association in 1898 and she became a life-long supporter of the GA. Notably she was secretary to the Illustrations and Photographic Committee from 1910 to 1925. She took responsibility for maintaining the Association’s albums of geological photographs regularly exhibiting them at the Annual Conversazione (today’s GA Festival). She lived in London, near Kew Gardens, and joined many GA field trips at home and abroad. She was widely travelled attending International Geological Congresses in Spain, France and South Africa, the British Association meeting in Canada, as well as visiting Egypt and New Zealand.
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== Thomas William Reader (1860–1923) ==
 
== Thomas William Reader (1860–1923) ==
[[File:T.W. Reader.jpg|thumb|150px|T.W. Reader]]
 
  
 
Thomas William Reader (1860–1923) joined the GA in 1903. He attended GA field meetings between 1907 and 1919, meticulously photographing and recording the localities visited, which he compiled in a series of 12 albums that were subsequently donated to the Association. Reflecting the skill, quality and contribution of T W Reader's photography, more than 100 of his photographs were published in the Proceedings. He had a long involvement with the Essex Field Club, was their librarian for a number of years, curated the collections of the Essex Museum of Natural History in West Ham, and regularly presented to the Field Club on diverse subjects including 'Plant Life of Past Ages' and the 'Evolutionary History of carts and waggons'. In 1920 he became the first recipient of the GGA's Foulerton Award for work of merit connected to the Association.
 
Thomas William Reader (1860–1923) joined the GA in 1903. He attended GA field meetings between 1907 and 1919, meticulously photographing and recording the localities visited, which he compiled in a series of 12 albums that were subsequently donated to the Association. Reflecting the skill, quality and contribution of T W Reader's photography, more than 100 of his photographs were published in the Proceedings. He had a long involvement with the Essex Field Club, was their librarian for a number of years, curated the collections of the Essex Museum of Natural History in West Ham, and regularly presented to the Field Club on diverse subjects including 'Plant Life of Past Ages' and the 'Evolutionary History of carts and waggons'. In 1920 he became the first recipient of the GGA's Foulerton Award for work of merit connected to the Association.
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== Rosalie N Yeates (d. 1967) ==
 
== Rosalie N Yeates (d. 1967) ==
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Rosalie Yeates joined the GA in 1913 and was Honorary Librarian from 1924–1932. As librarian she undertook a complete revision of the Association's journal exchange list. She was a regular participant in both the field and ordinary meetings of the GA and acted as field meeting secretary for the long excursion to Bournemouth in 1926. She taught geology and geography at a Midland training college for teachers until her retirement, and was a close friend Miss Grace Bauer, one of the great characters of the GA and founder of the Midland GA Group.
 
Rosalie Yeates joined the GA in 1913 and was Honorary Librarian from 1924–1932. As librarian she undertook a complete revision of the Association's journal exchange list. She was a regular participant in both the field and ordinary meetings of the GA and acted as field meeting secretary for the long excursion to Bournemouth in 1926. She taught geology and geography at a Midland training college for teachers until her retirement, and was a close friend Miss Grace Bauer, one of the great characters of the GA and founder of the Midland GA Group.

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