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GREENLY , EDWARD ( 1861 - 1951 ), geologist ;

b. 3 Dec. 1861 in Bristol , the son of Charles H. Greenly and his wife Harriet . After attending Clifton College , Bristol , he spent some time as an articled clerk in the office of a London solicitor , but left so that he could study at University College London . He joined H.M. Geological Survey ( Scotland ) in 1889 but in 1895 he resigned and began his self-imposed and lifelong task, a new geological survey of Anglesey . He m. Annie Barnard in 1891 (she d. 1927 ) and they worked together on the task until its completion in 1910 . The geology of Anglesey , two vols., was published in 1919 and the 1 inch map in 1920 . The work was later extended to Arfon . He publ. (with Howel Williams ) Methods of geological surveying ( 1930 ) and his autobiography, A hand through time , appeared in 1938 . He was awarded the Lyell Medal of the Geological Soc. in 1920 , the Medal of the Liverpool Geol. Soc. in 1933 . He was made D.Sc. hon. causa Un. of Wales in 1920 . He d. at Bangor 4 Mar. 1951 .

Sources:

  • Who was who? ;
  • Nature , 167, 545-6.

Author:

Dr Brynley Francis Roberts, Aberystwyth

Published date: 2001