Authorised form of nameTopley; William (1841 - 1894)
Dates1841 - 1894
Place of birthGreenwich, London, England
Date of birth13 March 1841
Place of deathCroydon, Surrey
Date of death30 September 1894
Research fieldGeology
Royal School of Mines (1858)
Assistant Geologist, Geological Survey of United Kingdom; studied Kent, Sussex and the carboniferous district of Northumberland; published maps and memoirs of the Geological Survey, Jermyn Street, London; died of a fever apparently contracted by drinking infected water in Algiers
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election07/06/1888
RelationshipsUncle of William White Carlton Topley (FRS 1930)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1895-1896 vol 59 pp lxix-lxxi signed by A G H
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6161
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/5/960Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Topley, Fellow of the Royal Society24 November 1891
NLB/7/388Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Topley, Fellow of the Royal Society[3] February 1893
NLB/7/490Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Wiliam Topley, Fellow of the Royal Society1 March 1893
NLB/10/114Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons2 October 1894
NLB/8/347Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Topley, Fellow of the Royal Society5 October 1893
NLB/10/291Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], Fellow of the Royal Society5 November 1894
NLB/10/556Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to F W Rudler, Geological Museum, Jermyn Street18 December 1894
NLB/10/547Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Whitaker, Fellow of the Royal Society14 December 1894
EC/1888/22Topley, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/3/799Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to William Topley, Fellow of the Royal Society10 October 1889
RR/12/19Referee's report by William Topley, on a paper 'On the evidences of a submergence of Western Europe, and of the Mediterranean coasts, at the close of the glacial or so-called post-glacial period, and immediately preceding the Neolithic or recent period' by Joseph Prestwich2 March 1893
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