See also:Bart., was
See also:born at Dun-
See also:glass on the 17th of
See also:January 1761; and became distinguished as the first to establish experimental
See also:research as an aid to
See also:geological investigation . He was intimately acquainted with
See also:Europe he was eventually led to accept and to demonstrate the truth of Hutton's views with regard to intrusive rocks . He commenced a series of experiments to illustrate the
See also:fusion of rocks, their vitreous and crystalline characters, and the influence of molten rocks in altering adjacent strata . He thus assisted in proving that granitic
See also:veins had been injected into overlying deposits after their consolidation . He studied the volcanic rocks in Italy and recognized that the old
See also:lava flows and the numerous dikes in Scotland must have had a similar origin . He made further experiments to illustrate the contortions of rocks . The results were brought before the Royal Society of
See also:Edinburgh . He died at Edinburgh on the 23rd of
See also:June 1832 . He represented in parliament (1807–1812) the old
See also:borough of Michael in Corn-
See also:wall; he also wrote an
See also:Essay on the Origin,
See also:History and Principles of
See also:Gothic Architecture (1813) . His eldest son, John Hall (1787–186o), who succeeded him, was a
See also:Fellow of the Royal Society; the second son, Captain
See also:Basil Hall (q.v.), was the distinguished traveller; the third son, James Hall (1800–18J4), was a painter,
See also:patron, and a friend of Sir
See also:Wilkie .
SAMUEL CARTER HALL (5800-5889)
WILLIAM EDWARD HALL (1835-1894)
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