Nathaniel Wetherell

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Dr. Nathaniel Thomas Wetherell MRCS FGS (September 6, 1800 – December 22, 1875) was a British geologist and surgeon. His work involved the collection of various fossils found in England. He was born, lived, and died in Highgate, England.[1]

Wetherell discovered a strange mixture of rocks and fossils of northern provenance in Coldfall Wood, Muswell Hill in 1835. This led subsequently to the recognition that glaciation had affected southern England.[2]


  1. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1899). "Wetherell, Nathaniel Thomas". Dictionary of National Biography. 60. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  2. ^ Walker, H. (1874),The Glacial Drifts of Muswell Hill & Finchley, reprinted 1993, London: Jack Whitehead

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