Royal Geological Society of Cornwall
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The Royal Geological Society of Cornwall is a geological society based in Cornwall in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1814 to promote the study of the geology of Cornwall, and is the second oldest geological society in the world, after the Geological Society of London which was founded in 1807.
The first President of the society was Davies Gilbert, the first Secretary John Ayrton Paris, and other notable members include Humphry Davy (some of whose papers are held by the Society), and William Gregor, who discovered titanium.
The society is based in Penzance.
Notable people associated with the society
- Francis Arthur Bather (1863–1934), palaeontologist, geologist and malacologist.
- Edward Budge (1800–1865), geologist and theologian.
- Elizabeth Catherine Thomas Carne (1817–1873), geologist and author.
- Joseph Carne (1782-1858), geologist.
- Richard Quiller Couch (1816–1863), naturalist and medical practitioner.
- Richard Edmonds (1801–1886), antiquary and geologist.
- John Forbes (1787-1861), physician to Queen Victoria.
- John Hawkins (1761–1841), traveller and geologist.
- John Mawe (1766–1829), mineralogist and dealer in minerals.
- Matthew Paul Moyle (1788–1856), surgeon and geologist.
- John Rogers (1778–1856), Anglican clergyman and biblical scholar.
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- Paris, John Ayrton, M.D. (1785–1856), physician, by Norman Moore, Dictionary of National Biography, Published 1895
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- G. C. Boase, ‘Gregor, William (1761–1817)’, rev. Anita McConnell, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2005 accessed 15 Nov 2007
- "William Bolitho Gold Medal Fund". Open Charities. Retrieved 2011-05-17.
- K. F. G. Hosking & G. J. Shrimpton, ed. (1964). "The William Bolitho Gold Medal". Present Views of Some Aspects of the Geology of Cornwall and Devon. Penzance: Royal Geological Society of Cornwall. pp. iv.
- Royal Geological Society of Cornwall website
- Works by or about Royal Geological Society of Cornwall in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- National Archives entry for the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall
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