Leonard James Spencer

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Leonard James Spencer CBE FRS[1] (7 July 1870 – 14 April 1959) was a British geologist. He was an Honorary member of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall, and also a recipient of its Bolitho Medal.[2][3] He was president of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland from 1936 to 1939.[4] In mineralogy Spencer was an original investigator who described several new minerals, including miersite, tarbuttite, and parahopeite. He also did important work as a curator, editor and bibliographer.[5]

His daughter, Penelope Spencer became a successful free-style dancer and choreographer.[6]

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  1. ^ Tilley, C. E. (1961). "Leonard James Spencer. 1870-1959". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 7: 243–226. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1961.0019.  edit
  2. ^ The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/36210.  edit
  3. ^ http://www.minersoc.org/pages/Archive-MM/Volume_29/29-211-256.pdf W. Campbell Smith "L. J. Spencer's work at the British Museum" page 269
  4. ^ "Spencer, Leornard James (SPNR889LJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  5. ^ "Memorial of Leonard James Spencer". The American Mineralogist 45: 403–406. Mar–Apr 1960. 
  6. ^ R. J. Barman (12 October 1993). "Obituary: Penelope Spencer". The Independent. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 

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