Henry Moubray Cadell J.P., D.L., B.Sc., F.R.S.E., F.S.A.Scot., V.D.

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Date Details
1860 Born May 30th, son of H. Cadell of Grange, Linlithgow. Educated at Edinburgh University and Germany (studied mining geology at Clausthal Royal Mining Academy).
1883 Joined Geological Survey.
1884 Went to the Highlands.
1888 Retired from Survey on succeeding to family estate.
1889 Married.
1890 Entered County Council of Linlithgow. (Retired as Convener in 1929.)
1924 Took active part in Volunteer movement, serving for 24 years. Retired 1906 with rank of Lieut. Colonel and Hon. Colonel V.D., commanding 4th Division, Royal Engineer Volunteers.
1932 Hon. Degree of LL.D. from University of Edinburgh.
1934 Died May 10th.
Cadell Mountains in Spitzbergen named in his honour.

Biographies and obituaries

Richardson, Ralph Obituary Notice of Mr. Henry Cadell of Grange, formerly Vice-President of the Society. Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society. v. 5 p.502-506.

MacGregor, M. Obituary notice of Dr. H.M. Cadell. Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society. v. 13 p.332-339. 1936

[Several obituaries including photographs held with the ms.]

Who’s Who (1929).

Scotsman 11/4/34.


Story of the Forth (1913).

Geology of the Scenery of Sutherland.

Geology of the Oil Shales of the Lothians.

BGS archives

Photograph and notebooks — including notes on moputain building experiments

Ref No Title Description
GSM/GL/Cd H.M.Cadell Joined the Survey in 1883 — Obituary file
GSM/GL/Cd/3 Bore books and mining notebooks of H.M.Cadell.
GSM/GL/Cd/5 Letter from Cadell to D.Haldane regarding supposed buried gorge in the Forth Valley at Kincardine
GSM/GL/Cd/8 Copy of "The Oilshale-Fields of the Lothians" This is Cadell's copy of his own book and contains annotations.