Reference numberEC/1897/22
Previous numbersCert XII, 51
TitleNicholson, Henry Alleyne: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationFormerly Professor of Natural History in the University of Toronto, 1871-74; afterwards in the University of St Andrews, 1875-82. Has devoted himself specially to the study of Palaeontology; the following are the titles of some of the more important of his numerous published contributions: 'Manual of Palaeontology" (3rd Ecit.) Invertebrata (1889); Monograph of the British Stroma-toporoids (4to. pp.234 Plates 28. 1885-92); the British Graptolitidae (1872); The Palaeozoic Tabulate Corals (1879); On Monticulipora & its subgenera (1881); Reports of Palaeontology of the Province of Ontario, (1974-75); Silurian Fossils of Girvan, (1881, jointly with R.Etheridge Jr.); Bibliography of N. American Invertebrate Palaeontology (with Prof. C. A. White 1878); Report on Silurian & Devonian Fossils of State of Ohio (1875); He has also published numerous separate memoirs on the Graptolitidea; the Stromatoporoids, the Palaeozoic Corals; the Monticuliporoids; the Palaeozoic Polyzoa & certain obscure organisms which contribute largely to form some Palaeozoic limestones. He has likewise contributed to our knowledge of the structure of fossils of the Palaeozoic rocks of the Lake District of the North of England by his "Essay on the Geology of Cumberland & Westmoreland" (1868). "On the Strata & their fossil contents between the Borrowdale series & the Coniston Flags" (Quart. J. Geol. Soc. 1867; jointly with Prof Harkness); "Additional Observations on the Geology of the Lake District" (Geol.Mag. 1869), " On the lower portion of the Green Slates & Porphyries of the Lake District" (Quart.J.Geol.Soc.1871.); "On the occurrence of a new Fossiliferous Horizon in the Ordovician Rocks of the Lake District" (Geol.Mag 1888, conjointly with J.E. Marr); " On the Stockdale Series of the Lake-District (Quart.Journ.Geol.Soc.1888, conjointly with J.E. Marr), "On the Cross Fell Inlier (Aurt,Journ.Geol.Soc.1891, jointly with J.E.Marr). Prof. Nicholson was awarded the Lyell Medal by the Council of the Geological Society in 1888, "as a mark of appreciation of his valuable researches among the older Palaeozoic rocks, both in the Old & the New World, & of this continued & patient investigations into the organisation of some of those obscure forms of life which abounded at the period of the deposition of those rocks," xxx "his researches have given him a high place among palaeontologists" - whilst as a teacher & lecturer he is most successful.
ProposersW H Flower; T McKenny Hughes; Henry Woodward; John W Judd; HEnry Hicks; W H Hudlestone; H F Blanford; W Whitaker; Richard Lydekker; John Lubbock; T Pupert Jones; Robt Etheridge; John Milne; J J H Teall; John Edward Marr; E T Newton; Horace B Woodward; George J Hinde; Arch Geikie; T G Bonney; R H Traquair; Ben N Peach; N Carruthers; H G Seeley
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Nicholson, Henry Alleyne: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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