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Reference numberEC/1900/06
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TitleHorne, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationHas been engaged for more than 30 years in the Geological Survey. From 1868 to 1876 he personally studied and mapped large areas of the Silurian uplands of Scotland. From 1876 to 1883 he surveyed extensive tracts in the counties of Nairn, Inverness, Banff and Aberdeen. From 1884 till the present time he has taken an important share in the investigation and mapping of the complicated geology of the north-west Highlands. In addition to these official researches he has devoted his intervals of holiday to original exploration and has made important contributions to our knowledge of the glacial and volcanic geology of the Orkney and Shetland Isles.
Among his papers are the following: 'A Sketch of the Geology of the Isle of Man', and 'The Post-Pliocene Formation of the Isle of Man' Edin Geol Soc Trans II (1874) p323, 329. 'The Geology of the Island of Uist' Edin Phys Soc Proc IV (1878) p274. 'The Volcanic History of the Old Red Sandstone Period north of the Grampians.' Glas Geol Soc Trans VII (1881) p77. Most of his investigations have been worked out in conjunction with Mr B N Peach FRS but the results have been arranged and described by Mr Horne. Some of this conjoint work has been of the highest value both in regard to British geology and to the theoretical treatment of the science. Special reference may be made to the 'Report on the recent work of the Geological Survey in the north-west Highlands of Scotland' (Quart Journ Geol Soc XLIV (1888) p378) in which the detailed structure of one of the most intricate geological regions in Europe was worked out and illustrated; to a paper on 'The Glenellus-zone in the north-west Highlands' (Op cit XLVIII (1892) p227) which demonstrated the existence and stratigraphical relations of Lower Cambrian rocks in Scotland; and to the large volume recently published by the Geological Survey on 'The Silurian Rocks of Scotland' (pp749) which gives the detailed results of a prolonged and laborious investigation by Messrs Peach and Horne of the whole Silurian region of Southern Scotland.
In 1888 was awarded the Wollaston Fund by the Geological Society; and in 1899 received from the same Society in association with his friend and colleague Mr Peach a duplicate Murchison medal. Received in 1893 the Neill medal from the Royal Society in recognition of the value of his contributions to geology.
ProposersWm Turner; J C Ewart; Alex Crum Brown; John Evans; C A McMahon; Henry Woodward; Arch Geikie; J J H Teall; John Murray; Charles Lapworth; Ben N Peach; James Geikie; R H Traquair; Alexander Buchan; Horace B Woodward; E T Newton; T McKenny Hughes; John E Marr; W Whitaker;
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Horne, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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