Ref NoGSL/OBIT
TitleObituaries & biographical information
Date1895-present
LevelSeries
Extent1 box
FormatDocument
DescriptionObituaries, orders of service and other biographical information, mostly of Fellows of the Geological Society, taken from external sources.
Administrative HistoryTraditionally if a Fellow is still a member of the Society when they die they received a formal, obituary which was published in one of the Society's serial publications. These obituaries have not been collated as they are easily retrievable in their published form. Instead this series consists of externally published obituaries or orders of service for Fellows and some members of staff which were collected mostly from the 1990s by Library staff. There is some material which is older, found loose among the backlog of other material and which has been added for ease of use. Also included are bibliographies compiled either by the Fellow himself [in preparation for his eventual obituarist] or by the obituarist.

It should be noted that the series will include ex members of the Society who resigned their Fellowship at some point before their death, but were kept for informational reasons.
ArrangementArranged alphabetically.
Access ConditionsAccess is by appointment only. Please contact the Archivist for further information.
LanguageEnglish
Publication NoteFor formal Society obituaries, the earliest can be found within the President's Anniversary Address given at the Annual General Meetings, and published in the 'Proceedings' of the Society [and later included in the 'Quarterly Journal']. From 1971 obituaries appeared in the Society's 'Yearbook', later Annual Report. From 2009, instead of annual lists, the obituaries appear regularly in 'The Geoscientist', the member's monthly magazine.
ArchNoteDescription by Caroline Lam
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