Edward Greenly D.Sc.

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1832 Born October 10th, Maidstone. Sone of Rev. T.S. Green, classical scholar and Master of Ashley-de-la-Zouche Grammar School. Educated at Ashley Grammar School and at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
1858 6th Wrangler. Elected Fellow of his College.
1861 Appointed Assistant Geologist with the Geological Survey (1867 Geologist). Worked in Midland Counties on Jurassic and Cretaceous, also Carboniferous of Derbyshire and Yorkshire etc.
1874 Retired from Survey. Appointed to Professorship of Geology at Leeds (Yorkshire College). Completed official survey work after appointment.
1876 Published “Manual of Physical Geology” (3rd edition 1883).
1875 Professor of Mathematics at Leeds (in addition to Geology). For several years held Lectureship in Geology at School of Military Engineering at Chatham.
1886 Elected F.R.S.
1888 Appointed Professor of Geology at Oxford (successor to Prestwich).
1890 President Geological Section, British Association, Leeds.
Examiner to London University, Science and Art Department (Asst), Durham University, Home and Indian Civil Service.
1896 Died August 19th near Oxford

Biographies and obituaries

Hicks, H. Obituary - Professor A.H. Green. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 53 p.lii-liv. 1897

Miall, L.C. Obituary - Professor A.H. Green, F.R.S., F.G.S. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society. v. 13 p.232-233.

Obituary - Alexander Henry Green, M.A., F.R.S., F.G.S. Born 10th October 1832, died 19th August 1896. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 3 p.480. 1896

Obituary - Alexander Henry Green, F.R.S. Mineralogical Magazine. v. 11 p.147. 1897


61 works listed on the BGS Library catalogue

Memoir: Banbury (1864)

Memoir: Stockport (1866) with E. Hull

Tadcaster (1879) with Aveline, Dakyns, C. Ward, Russell

Memoir: Dewsbury (1871) with Dakyns, C. Ward, Russell

Memoir: Barnsley (1878)

Memoir: Wakefield (1879)

Memoir: North Derbyshire (1869) Le Neve Foster and Dakyns

Memoir: North Derbyshire 2nd edition (1887) with Strahan

Memoir: Yorkshire Coalfield (1878) with Russell, Dakyns

Memoir, part of Yorkshire Coalfield *1869) with Dakyns and C. Ward

Carboniferous rocks of North of England

Sub-aerial denudation

Geology of Donegal

Geology of Malvern Hills

Essays upon Scientific Subjects

Birth and Growth of Worlds

Manual of Physical Geology

BGS archives

Ref No GSM/DR/Ft/A/2
Alt Ref No GSM1/310,311
Title Correspondence on range of issues: letters to Bromehead, C.Davidson, H.Dewey, Fairley, A.Geikie, Goodchild, E.Greenly, J.Horne, F.L.Kitchin, G.W.Lee, M.MacGregor, J.Phemister, J.Rhodes, B.Smith, W.J.Sollas, H.H.Thomas and Teall. Also 76 letters to Flett from 34 correspondents (includes guardbook)
Date 1902 - 1946

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Edward Greenly, Bangor papers