William Spotswood Green
Born at Youghal and educated at Trinity College in Dublin, he was ordained a priest in 1873. Already before he left the services of the Church in 1890, he had worked on marine biology. In the 1880s, he participated as a leading member in several research expeditions sponsored by the Royal Irish Academy. In 1892, he became the Inspector of Fisheries. He retired in 1914.
Green was also a member of the English Alpine Club and became a mountain climber well-known especially in Canada and New Zealand. In 1882, he attempted with two Swiss guides a first ascent of Mount Cook in New Zealand, but the party was forced back by bad weather shortly before they reached the top. In the late 1880s Green did survey work in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia.
- Green, W. S.: The High Alps of New Zealand. Or a Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes With an Ascent of Mount Cook. Macmillian & Co., London 1883.
- Green, W. S.: Among the Selkirk glaciers: being the account of a rough survey in the Rocky Mountain regions of British Columbia, Macmillian & Co., London 1890.
- Green, W. S.: "The Wrecks of the Spanish Armada on the Coast of Ireland", The Geographical Journal 27(5) (May 1906), pp. 429–451.
- N.N.: "Obituary: William Spotswood Green", The Geographical Journal 55(1) (January 1920), pp. 70–71. Published by the Royal Geographical Society.
- Fallon, N.: The Armada in Ireland, Wesleyan University Press 1978. ISBN 0-8195-5028-0.
- N.N.: History of the Irish & British Marine Molluscan Collections, National Museums Northern Ireland, 2005. URL last accessed 2007-10-31.
- Biographical Etymology of Marine Organism Names – G. URL last accessed 2007-10-31.
- N.N.: Mount Cook - near ascent 1882, South Canterbury NewZealandGenWeb Project. URL last accessed 2007-10-31.
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