S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Dickson, Mr Edmund (geology)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.

Edmund Dickson, Master of Arts (MA) and Fellow of the Geological Society of London, was a solicitor and geologist of Preston, Lancashire, England. He was a member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science from 1881 to at least 1905. He probably visited the Transvaal in the 1880's, as he published "A sketch of the geology of the Transvaal, with a map of the goldfields, and an examination of some of the auriferous deposits" in the Journal of the Liverpool Geological Society in 1887/8 (Vol. 8, pp. 53-59). Back in England he published two papers on the geology of the Preston dock works in 1888 and 1889. From that time onward he regularly published papers in the Proceedings of the Liverpool Geological Society, for example, "Observations on moraines and glacial streams in the valley of the Rhone..." (1892), "Mud avalanches" (1892), "The Ribble estuary..." (1897), "Notes on glacial and post-glacial deposits near Southport" (1900), and several more with P. Holland as co-author. In 1905 he visited Spain to see a solar eclipse.


List of sources:
British Association for the Advancement of Science. Report of the seventy-fifth meeting... South Africa, 1905, list of members.

Hall, A.L. Bibliography of South African geology to the end of 1920. Pretoria: Geological Survey, Memoir No. 18, 1922.

Letters from Edmund Dixon, 1888-1908. Archives hub, at http://archiveshub.ac.uk/data/gb141-tmr/tmr1.html?page=19 as on 2016-8-15.

Royal Society of London. Catalogue of scientific papers, 1800-1900. London: Royal Society, 1867-1925.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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