William Johnson Sollas M.A., LL.D.(Dublin), D.Sc., F.R.S., etc.

Timeline

1849 Born May 30th at Birmingham. Educated at City of London School, Royal School of Mines, and St. John’s, Cambridge (M.A).
1882 Fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge.
1879 – 1883 Professor of Geology and Zoology, Bristol.
1883 – 1897 Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, Trinity College, Dublin.
1889 F.R.S.
1893 – 1897 Joined Survey (Irish branch ?).
1897 Resigned from Survey.
Appointed Professor of Geology and Palaeontology, Oxford.
1908 – 1909 President of Geological Society.
1936 Died. 20th October at Oxford.

Publications

1908 Age of the Earth" (1908)
1905 Rocks of Cape Coville Peninsula, New Zealand" (2 vols.) (1905)
1924 Ancient Hunters" (1911) (3rd edition 1924)
Numerous papers – geological, mineralogical, zoological and anthropological.
Tetractimellida" – 24th vol. Of "Challenger" reports.
[Newspaper cutting: A Dublin Scientific Investigator: the formation of coral islands (incudes a picture of Sollas) - held with the ms.]
1929 Who’s Who (1929).

Biographies and Obituaries

1937 Obituary - William Johnson Sollas. Born in 1849, died 26th October 1936. Proceedings of the Geologists Association. v. 48 p.110-112. 1937
1939 Spencer, L.J. Obituary - William Johnson Sollas. Born 30th May 1849, died 20th October 1936. Mineralogical Magazine. v. 25 p.299. 1939
1937 Garwood, E.J. Obituary - Professor William Johnson Sollas. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 93 p.cix-cxv. 1937
1836 Oxford Magazine Novenber 5th, 1836, (K.S. Sandford);
Royal Society Obituary Notices;
1936 Times (October 2nd, 1936)
1937 Transactions Royal Society of Edinburgh, vol. LVI, part III, 1937. (J.S. Flett.)
Proceedings Geological Society of America 19. JSF.
1936 Nature (1936) (W.W. Watts.)