Searles Valentine Wood
Wood devoted himself to a study of the mollusca of the Newer Tertiary (now Neogene) of Suffolk and Norfolk, and the Older Tertiary (Eocene) of the Hampshire Basin. On the latter subject he published A Monograph of the Eocene Bivalves of England (1861–1871), issued by the Palaeontographical Society. His chief work was A Monograph of the Crag Mollusca (1848–1856), published by the same society, for which he was awarded the Wollaston medal in 1860 by the Geological Society of London; a supplement was issued by him in 1872-1874, a second in 1879, and a third (edited by his son) in 1882. He died at Martlesham, near Woodbridge.
His son, Searles Valentine Wood (1830-1884), was for some years a solicitor at Woodbridge, but gave up the profession and devoted his energies to geology, studying especially the structure of the deposits of the crag and glacial drifts.
- Lee, Sidney, ed. (1900). "Wood, Searles Valentine (1798-1880)". Dictionary of National Biography. 62. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- The East Anglian Crags | Neogene Bryozoa of Britain
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Wood, Searles Valentine". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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