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Authorised form of nameRamsay; Sir; Andrew Crombie (1814 - 1891)
SurnameRamsay
ForenamesAndrew Crombie
Dates1814 - 1891
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Glasgow, Scotland (31 January 1814)
Death:
Beaumaris, Anglesey, Gwynedd (09 December 1891)
Burial:
Llansadwrn churchyard, Anglesey, Gwynedd
ActivityResearch Field:
Geology
Career:
Director, Geological Survey of Great Britain (1841); Professor of Geology in University College, London (1848); Professor, School of Mines, London (1851)
Honours:
Kt 1881
Memberships:
FGS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/06/1849
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1879
Council:
VP 1873-1874
RelationshipsUncle of Sir William Ramsay (FRS 1888); married Mary Louisa, daughter of Rev Chancellor Williams, of Llanfairynghornwy, Anglesey
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/113145857827123020154
Royal Society codeNA3762
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/003734Ramsey, Sir Andrew Crombiend
EC/1849/11Ramsay, Sir Andrew Crombie: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/55/12Contributions to the Study of the Errant Annelides of the Older Palaeozoic Rocks1872
AP/60/14Limestone as an Index of Geological Time1878
IM/Maull/003733Ramsay, Sir Andrew Crombiend
AP/50/12Notes on the Chemical Geology of the Gold Fields of California1868
NLB/5/1034Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons14 December 1891
NLB/8/737Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Archibald Geikie, Fellow of the Royal Society15 December 1893
MS/517/8'Report of the floating pumice observed in the Indian Ocean in 1883 and 1884' [following the Krakatoa eruption] by A Ramsayc1884
MS/427/2Copy letter from [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lieut Gen. [Henry Frederick] Ponsonby6 November 1879
RR/5/207Referee's report by Andrew Crombie Ramsay, on a paper 'Theoretical considerations on the conditions under which the (drift) deposits containing the remains of extinct mammalia and flint implements were accumulated, and on their geological age. - On the Loess of the valleys of the South of England, and of the Somme and the Seine' by Joseph Prestwich3 July 1863
RR/6/98Referee's report by Andrew Crombie Ramsay, on a paper 'Ovibos moschatus (Blainville)' by William Boyd Dawkins28 November 1867
RR/7/360Referee's report by Andrew Crombie Ramsay, on an unnamed paper by Bell15 June 1875
RR/7/336Referee's report by John Phillips, on a paper 'On the comparative value of certain geological ages (or groups of formations) considered as items of geological time' by Andrew Crombie Ramsay26 March 1874
RR/7/187Referee's report by Andrew Crombie Ramsay, on a paper 'Volcanic energy: an attempt to develop its true origin and cosmical relations' by Robert Mallet1872
RR/7/325Referee's report by Andrew Crombie Ramsay, on a paper 'Addition to the paper on 'Volcanic energy: an attempt to develop its true origin and cosmical relations' by Robert Mallet16 June 1874
RR/7/337Referee's report by Robert Alfred Cloyne Godwin Austen, on a paper 'On the comparative value of certain geological ages (or groups of formations) considered as items of geological time' by Andrew Crombie Ramsay1874
RR/7/388Referee's report by Andrew Crombie Ramsay on a paper 'On the origin and mechanism of production of the prismatic (or columnar) structure of basalt' by Robert Mallet17 June 1875
RR/6/20Referee's report by Andrew Crombie Ramsay, on a paper 'A brief account of the 'Thesaurus Siluricus,' with a few facts and inferences' by John Jeremiah Bigsby6 February 1867
RR/7/104Referee's report by Andrew Crombie Ramsay, on a paper 'On the extension of the coal-fields beneath the newer formations of England; and the succession of physical changes whereby the coal-measures have been reduced to their present dimensions' by Edward Hull21 January 1871
RR/5/20Referee's report by Andrew Crombie Ramsay, on a paper 'A description of some fossil plants, showing, found in the lower coal-seams of Lancashire and Yorkshire' by Edward William Binney26 July 1865
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