John Young M.D., F.G.S.

Timeline

1835 Born at Edinburgh. Educated at Edinburgh High School and University.
1857 Took M.D. degree.
Became resident physician in the Infirmary for about a year; then joined staff of Royal Edinburgh Asylum.
1861 Joined Scottish Geological Survey.
Undertook re-survey of Fife and the Lothians for purposes of “drift” mapping. Transferred to Peebleshire, mapped area around Upper Tweed.
Then stationed in St. Andrews to assist in new survey of Ochils. Memoir: “East Lothian” (1866) with Howell and Geikie.
1866 Resigned from Survey.
Appointed to Chair of Natural History at Glasgow (held for 36 years). In addition to zoological work, lectured on Geology and was Keeper of the Hunterian Museum.

Publications

Chief geological work in palaeontology and glacial geology. Wide knowledge in biology, geology, history, philosophy and anthropology – shown in paper to Glasgow Geological Society "From geology to history".
1874 Published text-books for schools on physical geography (1874).
Paper for the Transactions Geological Society Glasgow: "On some points in surface geology of South highlands".
Paper for the Transactions Geological Society Glasgow: "Local unconformity in sections near Bishopbriggs".
Paper for the Transactions Geological Society Glasgow: "Some points in geological terminology"
Paper for the Transactions Geological Society Glasgow: "On mammalian remains from Cresswell Crag bone caves".
Paper for the Transactions Geological Society Glasgow: A.C. Ramsay.

Biographies and Obituaries

1900 Obituary - John Young, LL.D., F.G.S. Born 1823, died 13th March 1900. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 7 p.382-384. 1900
1901 Teall, J.J.H. Obituary - John Young, LL.D. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 57 p.lxi. 1901
1908 Hist. Geol. Soc. Glasgow (1908) p. 210