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Authorised form of namePrior; George Thurland (1862 - 1936); mineralogist
Dates1862 - 1936
NationalityBritish
Date of birth16 December 1862
Date of death08 March 1936
Occupationmineralogist
Research fieldMeteorites
Petrology
Mineralogy
ActivityEducation:
Christ Church Cathedral School; Magdalen College School; Magdalen College DSc (Oxon); MA
Career:
Succeeded Dr Walter Flight (FRS 1883) in the Mineral Department of the British Museum (Natural History) and was in charge of the chemical laboratory (1887); took charge of the collection of rocks upon the death of Thomas Davies; promoted by Lazarus Fletcher (FRS 1889) to the Directorship of the Natural History Museum (c.1892); Keeper of Minerals (1909-1927).
Memberships:
Mineralogical Society (President)
Awards/Medals:
Murchison Medal 1927
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election02/05/1912
Age at election50
ProposerHenry Woodward; Hugo Muller; Horace Bolingbroke Woodward; Aubrey Strahan; John Edward Marr; Arthur Herbert Church; Thomas Henry Holland; George Downing Liveing
Lazarus Fletcher; Henry Alexander Miers; Nevil Story Maskelyne; Robert Bellamy Clifton; Edwin Ray Lankester; Arthur Smith Woodward; John Wesley Judd; Thomas George Bonney; Alfred Harker
RelationshipsParents: George Thomas Prior
General contextDistinguished for his work in mineral chemistry and petrography and on meteorites.
Royal Society Obituary or MemoirClick to view (may be contained within a meeting notice, presidential address or list of death notices)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Obituaries:
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1936-1938 vol 2 pp 151-159, plate, by L J Spencer
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/236423438
Royal Society codeNA1212
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/63/149Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Thurland] Prior, FRS07 July 1922
NLB/70/177Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Thurland] Prior, FRS22 January 1927
NLB/59/56Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Thurland] Prior, FRS12 July 1920
NLB/60/471Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Thurland] Prior, FRS11 February 1921
NLB/61/435Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Thurland] Prior, FRS8 July 1921
NLB/62/303Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Thurland] Prior, General Secretary of the Mineralogical Society and FRS20 January 1922
NLB/64/895Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Thurland] Prior7 July 1923
NLB/65/851Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [George Thurland] Prior, FRS18 January 1924
NLB/67/565Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [George Thurland] Prior, FRS23 January 1925
NLB/66/764Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Thurland] Prior, FRS4 July 1924
NLB/69/553Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Thurland] Prior, FRS7 June 1926
NLB/70/132Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [George Thurland] Prior, FRS8 January 1927
NLB/69/656Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [George Thurland] Prior, Hon. General Secretary, Mineralogical Society9 July 1926
NLB/71/60Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [John] Horne, FRS16 December 1927
NLB/70/665Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [George Thurland] Prior, FRS24 June 1927
IM/003681Prior, George Thurland1932
EC/1912/15Prior, George Thurland: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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