See also:English geologist, was
See also:born at
See also:Faringdon in
See also:Berkshire on the 3oth of
See also:September 1842 . He was educated partly in the
See also:village of Buckland in the same
See also:county, and afterwards in the training
See also:college at Culham, near
See also:Oxford (1862–1864) . He was then appointed
See also:master in a school connected with the Episcopal
See also:church at
See also:Galashiels, where he remained eleven years . Geology came to absorb all his leisure
See also:time, and he commenced to investigate the
See also:Silurian rocks of the
See also:Southern Uplands, and to study the
See also:graptolites and other fossils which mark horizons in the
See also:great series of
See also:Lower Palaeozoic rocks . His first paper on the Lower Silurian rocks of Galashiels was published in 187o, and from that date onwards he continued to enrich our knowledge of the southern uplands of Scotland until the publication by the
See also:Geological Society of his masterly papers on The Moffat Series (1878) and The
See also:Girvan Succession (1882.) . Meanwhile in 1875 he became an assistant master in the
See also:Madras College, St Andrews, and in 1881
See also:professor of geology and
See also:mineralogy (afterwards geology and physiography) in the
See also:Mason College, now University of
See also:Birmingham . In 1882 he started
See also:work in the Durness-Eriboll
See also:district of the Scottish
See also:Highlands, and made out the true succession of the rocks, and interpreted the complicated structure which had baffled most of the previous observers . His results were published in " The Secret of the Highlands " (Geol . Mag., 1883) . His subsequent work includes papers on the
See also:Cambrian rocks of
See also:Nuneaton and the Ordovician rocks of
See also:Shropshire . The
See also:term Ordovician was introduced by him in 1879 for the strata between the
See also:base of the Lower
See also:Llandovery formation and that of the Lower Arenig; and it was intended to settle the confusion arising from the use by some writers of Lower Silurian and by others of Upper Cambrian for the same set of rocks . The term Ordovician is now generally adopted .
See also:Lapworth was elected F.R.S. in 1888, he received a royal medal in 1891, and was awarded the Wollaston medal by the Geological Society in 1899 . He was
See also:president of the Geological Society, 1902–1904 . His Inter-mediate Text-
See also:book of Geology was published in 1899 . See article, with portrait and bibliography, in Geol . Mag . (
See also:July 1901) .
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