Charles Alfred Matley

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Charles Alfred Matley (1866–1947) was a British paleontologist and geologist in India, the British West Indies and Wales.

Matley was educated at Birmingham University, and earned a doctorate in geology (D.Sc) from the University of London in July 1902.[1]

In the 1930s, Matley was appointed Government Geologist for Jamaica and under his tenure a ground water assessment for the island was prepared. In addition, while on the island he collected one of the most extensive collection of Jamaican fossils.[2]

Matley was awarded the Murchison Medal in 1929 by the Geological Society of London.[3] The standard author abbreviation Matley is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a formal faunal record.

He married Sarah A. Loach in Birmingham in 1891.


  1. ^ "University intelligence". The Times (36829). London. 25 July 1902. p. 5.
  2. ^ ""Background Information" Mines and Geology Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Jamaica". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
  3. ^ "Award Winners: Murchison Medal". The Geological Society of London. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2010-01-31.

Further reading[edit]

  • Donovan, S.K. (1996) "De la Beche, C. A. Matley and the Jamaican 'Palaeozoic'" Contributions to Geology, UWI, Mona 2: pp. 15–19
  • Robinson, E. (1996) "Charles Alfred Matley: his links with mid twentieth century geology in Jamaica" Contributions to Geology, UWI, Mona 2: pp. 20–27

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