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Authorised form of nameCroll; James (1821 - 1890)
Dates1821 - 1890
NationalityBritish
Place of birthCargill, Perthshire, Scotland
Date of birth02 January 1821
Place of deathPerth
Date of death15 December 1890
Research fieldGeology
ActivityEducation:
LLD (1876, St Andrews)
Career:
Apprenticed to a wheelwright; worked as a joiner at Banchory; opened a shop in Elgin; opened a temeperance hotel in Blairgowrie (1852); agent for the Safety Light Assurance Company; Keeper, Andersonian University and Museum, Glasgow (1859); Keeper of Maps and Correspondence, Geological Survey of Scotland (1867-1880); retired due to ill health
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election01/06/1876
RelationshipsSon of David Croll, stonemason of Little Whitefield, Perthshire and his wife Janet Ellis of Elgin; married Isabella, daughter of John Macdonald of Forres
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/17618894
Royal Society codeNA6453
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/4/1000Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster17 December 1890
NLB/8/737Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Archibald Geikie, Fellow of the Royal Society15 December 1893
NLB/10/783Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to James Campbell Irons, 22 York Place, Edinburgh5 February 1895
NLB/10/811Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to James Campbell Irons, 22 York Place, Edinburgh8 February 1895
MC/10/405Letter from James Croll, Edinburgh, to Walter White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]7 June 1876
MC/14/61Letter from James Croll, Strathaven, to [Thomas Henry] Huxley, President of the Royal Society4 July 1885
IM/000997Croll, James2001
EC/1876/08Croll, James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/10/404Letter from James Croll, Geological Survey, Edinburgh, to Professor [George Gabriel] Stokes, [Secretary of the Royal Society]5 June 1876
MC/10Volume 10 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal SocietyJuly 1873-1876
MC/12/149Letter from James Croll, 21 St Catherine's Place, Edinburgh, to [Walter] White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]28 February 1881
MC/12Volume 12 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1880-1883
MC/14Volume 14 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1885-1888
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