Gabriel Wharton Lee

Timeline

1880 Born December 6th, son of Dr. A.B. Lee of Geneva. Educated at Geneva (D.Sc.).
1905 Joined staff of Sir John Murray in Edinburgh. Carried out important investigations on deep-sea deposits brought back by “Challenger” expedition. Researches on glauconite with L.W. Collet published in Proceedings Royal Society Edinburgh (1905-6)
1907 Joined Geological Survey of Scotland. Placed in charge of Palaeontology Department.
Possessed unrivalled knowledge of Carboniferous fauna of Scotland. Authority on Bryozoa.
1911 Important monograph on “British Carboniferous Trepostomata”.
1922 Made Senior Geologist. 1928
1928 Died December 1st in Edinburgh.

Publications

Contributed to Memoirs: "Glasgow" (1911,1925)"; North Ayrshire" (1930); "Staffa". Assisted in mapping Mull. Made detailed examination of Mesozoic rocks of Scotland – Memoir "Applecross etc" (1920). Later work on these rocks embodied chiefly in Memoirs on "Pre-Tertiary Mull" (1925); "Gospie" (1925); "Ardnamurchan" (1925); "Tertiary Mull" (1924). In addition to official work undertook description of suites of fossils brought from Arctic by various expeditions. Other work in "Special Mineral Reports vol XI "Iron Ores of Scotland" (1920) and vol XXIV "Cannel Coals" (1922).
1924 Memoir: "Tertiary Mull" (1924)
1922 Mesozoic rocks of Scotland – Memoir "Special Mineral Reports vol XXIV "Cannel Coals" (1922).
1920 Memoir: "Special Mineral Reports vol XI "Iron Ores of Scotland" (1920)
In addition to official work undertook description of suites of fossils brought from Arctic by various expeditions
1925 Memoir: "Ardnamurchan" (1925)
1925 Memoir:"Gospie" (1925)
1925 Mesozoic rocks in Memoir on "Pre-Tertiary Mull" (1925)
1920 Mesozoic rocks of Scotland – Memoir "Applecross etc" (1920)

Biographies and Obituaries

1928 “Scotsman” (1928) December 3rd.
1929 “Nature” (1929) February 2nd p. 172.