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Authorised form of nameSollas; William Johnson (1849 - 1936)
SurnameSollas
ForenamesWilliam Johnson
Dates1849 - 1936
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Birmingham, England (30 May 1849)
Death:
104 Banbury Road, Oxford (20 October 1936)
ActivityResearch Field:
Geology
Education:
City of London School (1863-1864); Royal School of Mines; St John's College, Cambridge. DSc (Cantab); Hon LLD (Dubl)
Career:
Fellow of St John's College Cambridge (1882); Professor of Geology, University of Dublin (1883-1897); Fellow of Oxford University; Professor of Geology and Palaeontology, University of Oxford (1897-1936)
Memberships:
FRSE; FGS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1889
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1914
RelationshipsSon of William Henry Sollas.
Married: 1) Helen, daughter of W J Coryn of Weston-super-Mare, 1874 (she died 1911); 2) (1914) Annabel Nevill, daughter of John Gwyn Jeffreys (FRS 1840) and widow of Henry Nottidge Moseley (FRS 1877); two daughters by Helen Coryn, Igerna and Hertha
Published works 'The Age of the Earth' 1905; 'Ancient Hunters and their Modern Representatives' 1911;
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1936-1938 vol 2 pp 265-281, plate, by A Smith Woodward and W W Watts
Royal Society codeNA6978
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1889/14Sollas, William Johnson: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/Maull/004304Sollas, William Johnsonnd
IM/Maull/004305Sollas, William Johnsonnd
NLB/27/47Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society23 June 1903
NLB/27/48Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society23 June 1903
NLB/3/505Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Harrison & Sons27 June 1889
NLB/6/630Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons17 June 1892
NLB/6/1043Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society8 October 1892
NLB/19/785Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society[17 December 1899]
NLB/12/429Copy letter from Michael Foster, to His Excellency Sir John Bates Thurston, Governor of Fiji, Government House, Viti Levu, Fiji18 February 1896
NLB/12/518Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Saul Samuel, Agent-General for New South Wales, Westminster Chambers, 9 Victoria Street, S.W.5 March 1896
NLB/16/755Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society2 June 1898
NLB/14/319Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Thomas George Bonney, Fellow of the Royal Society16 February 1897
NLB/14/274Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Thomas George Bonney, Fellow of the Royal Society8 February 1897
NLB/14/321Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society17 February 1897
RR/16/111Referee's report by John Wesley Judd, on a paper 'A method for the investigation of fossils by serial sections' by William Johnson Sollas6 June 1903
RR/16/112Referee's report by Thomas George Bonney, on a paper 'A method for the investigation of fossils by serial sections' by William Johnson Sollas10 June 1903
RR/16/114Referee's report by Arthur Smith Woodward, on a paper 'An account of the Devonian fish Palaeospondylus gunni, Traquair' by William Johnson Sollas and Igerna Briinhilda Johnson SollasJune 1903
NLB/15/353Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons19 August 1897
NLB/16/107Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor W J Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society31 January 1898
NLB/17/317Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society7 October 1898
NLB/23/2/88Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society25 June 1901
NLB/16/619Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Professor W J Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society, Oxford6 May 1898
NLB/16/216Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to R T Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society23 February 1898
NLB/16/239Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor W J Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society1 March 1898
NLB/15/790Copy letter from Michael Foster, to the Secretary to Admiralty, Whitehall, S.W. 3 December 1897
NLB/17/294Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Robarts, Lubbock & Company[4 October 1898]
NLB/22/348Copy telegram from Sir Michael Foster, to Professor [William Johnson] Sollas, [Fellow of the Royal Society], 169 Woodstock Road, Oxford[April 1901]
NLB/22/347Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [William Johnson] Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society27 April 1901
NLB/22/379Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [William Johnson] Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society3 May 1901
NLB/23/2/410Copy letter sent from Joseph Larmor, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society, and Ignerna Brünhilda Johnson Sollas11 December 1903
NLB/22/509Copy letter from [Arthur William] Rucker, to Professor [William Johnson] Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society23 May 1901
NLB/21/512Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society30 November 1900
NLB/22/461Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [William Johnson] Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society20 May 1901
NLB/21/593Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society13 December 1900
NLB/23/1/34Copy letter from R Champan, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society20 August 1901
NLB/23/2/408Copy letter sent from Joseph Larmor, to William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society11 December 1903
NLB/25/820Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, [Fellow of the Royal Society], Oxford7 January 1903
NLB/28/88Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society6 January 1903
NLB/28/138Copy note by Robert William Frederick Harrison on the Coral Report15 January 1904
NLB/28/521Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society23 March 1904
NLB/29/421Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society7 October 1904
NLB/28/615Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society, Oxford19 April 1904
NLB/31/825Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society21 November 1905
NLB/31/755Copy letter from Robert Frederick William Harrison, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society, 173 Woodstock Road, Oxford9 November 1905
NLB/34/15Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society, 173 Woodstock Road, Oxford16 November 1906
NLB/33/524Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society21 September 1906
NLB/48/562Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [William Johnson] Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society26 July 1913
NLB/36/182Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society4 September 1907
NLB/35/487Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Sydney John Hickson, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Zoology Sectional Committee5 June 1907
NLB/35/486Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Sydney John Hickson, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Zoology Committee4 June 1907
NLB/36/405Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society26 October 1907
NLB/37/67Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor W [William] J [Johnson] Sollas FRS20 January 1908
NLB/48/546Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [William Johnson] Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society24 July 1913
NLB/48/106Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society19 May 1913
NLB/44/545Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor W [William] J [Johnson] Sollas FRS 2 August 1911
NLB/47/582Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor W [William] J [Johnson] Sollas FRS26 February 1913
RR/22/105Referee's report by Charles William Andrews, on a paper 'The skull of ichthyosaurus, studied in serial sections' by William Johnson Sollas1916
NLB/48/412Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to [William Johnson] Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society1 July 1913
NLB/48/739Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [William Johnson] Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society3 October 1913
NLB/48/802Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [William Johnson] Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society15 October 1913
NLB/50/809Copy letter from Arthur Schuster, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society5 November 1914
NLB/52/489Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor William Johnson Sollas, FRS21 December 1915
NLB/52/635Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to George William Lamplugh Esquire, Chairman of the Geology Committee and FRS1 February 1916
RR/17/349Referee's report by Joseph Larmor, on a paper 'The intimate structure of crystals part VI' by William Johnson Sollas11 January 1908
NLB/63/103Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Professor [William Johnson] Sollas, FRS29 June 1922
RR/17/221Referee's report by Johnson Symington, on a paper 'On the cranial and facial characters of the neandertal race' by William Johnson Sollas21 June 1907
RR/18/183Referee's report by William Kingdon Spencer, on a paper 'Lapworthura: a typical brittlestar of the Silurian age; with suggestions for a new classification of the Ophiuroidea' by Igerna Sollas and William Johnson SollasJuly 1911
RR/20/129Referee's report by Edwin Tulley Newton, on a paper 'A study of the skull of a dicynodon by means of serial sections' by Ignera Sollas and William Johnson Sollas21 July 1913
RR/20/128Referee's report by Arthur Smith Woodward, on a paper 'A study of the skull of a dicynodon by means of serial sections' by Ignera Sollas and William Johnson SollasJuly 1913
RR/22/106Referee's report by Arthur Smith Woodward, on a paper 'The skull of ichthyosaurus, studied in serial sections' by William Johnson Sollas1916
RR/28/16Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'A method for the comparative study of the human skull, and its application to Homo sapiens and Homo neandertalensis' by William Johnson Sollas[June 1922]
NLB/63/139Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [William Johnson] Sollas, FRS05 July 1922
NLB/57/490Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor WJ [William Johnson] Sollas, FRS14 November 1919
NLB/55/53Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [William Johnson] Sollas, FRS16 November 1917
NLB/55/206Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [William Johnson] Sollas, FRS14 January 1918
NLB/60/131Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [William Johnson] Sollas, FRS13 December 1920
RR/14/96Referee's report by Henry Alexander Miers, on two papers 'On the intimate structure of crystals. Part I. Crystals of the cubic system with cubic cleavage' and 'On the intimate structure of crystals. Part II. Crystals of the cubic system with cubic cleavage. Haloid compounds of silver' by William Johnson Sollas23 February 1898
RR/14/95Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on two papers 'On the intimate structure of crystals. Part I. Crystals of the cubic system with cubic cleavage' and 'On the intimate structure of crystals. Part II. Crystals of the cubic system with cubic cleavage. Haloid compounds of silver' by William Johnson Sollas28 January 1898
RR/14/164Referee's report by William Johnson Sollas, on a paper 'Polytremacis and the ancestry of Helioporidae' by John Walter Gregorynd [December 1899]
RR/18/182Referee's report by Francis Arthur Bather, on a paper 'Lapworthura: a typical brittlestar of the Silurian age; with suggestions for a new classification of the Ophiuroidea' by Igerna Sollas and William Johnson Sollas24 July 1911
NLB/57/30Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. WJ [William Johnson] Sollas, FRS4 July 1919
RR/24/66Referee's report by William Johnson Sollas, on a paper 'The transition from rostro-carinate flint implements to the tongue-shaped implements of river-terrace gravels' by James Reid Moir28 January 1918
NLB/57/488Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to unknown correspondent14 November 1919
RR/57/46Referee's report by William Johnson Sollas, on a paper 'The ostracoderm Pteraspis Kner and the relationships of the agnathous vertebrates' by Errol Ivor White[May 1935]
NLB/67/273Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Woodward, FRS26 November 1924
NLB/69/238Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [William Johnson] Sollas, FRS12 February 1926
NLB/14/446Copy letter from Michael Foster, to the Trustees of the Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales11 March 1897
RR/15/257Referee's report by Henry Alexander Miers, on a paper 'The intimate structure of crystals, Part V' by William Johnson Sollas13 May 1901
RR/16/113Referee's report by Richard Lydekker, on a paper 'An account of the Devonian fish Palaeospondylus gunni, Traquair' by William Johnson Sollas and Igerna Briinhilda Johnson SollasJune 1903
NLB/15/180Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Secretary of the Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales9 July 1897
NLB/16/195Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor H A Miers, Fellow of the Royal Society19 February 1898
NLB/15/567Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to the Secretary of the Australian Museum, Sydney29 October 1897
NLB/15/252Copy letter from Michael Foster, to the Secretary, Science and Art Department, South Kensington, S.W.24 July 1897
NLB/16/395Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Michael Foster and Professor Sollas and [Science] and Art Department26 March 1898
NLB/22/577Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to [William Johnson] Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society7 June 1901
NLB/28/701Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Johnson Sollas, Fellow of the Royal Society, 173 Woodstock Road, Oxford8 May 1904
NLB/33/716Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to; Augustus Desire Waller, Lord Avebury [John Lubbock], Sir Benjamin Baker, Dr Henry Frederick Baker, Professor David Ferrier, Professor Sydney John Hickson, Dr A Scott, Mr Albert Charles Seward, Professor William Johnson Sollas, and Professor Silvanus Phillips Thompson, Fellows of the Royal Society26 October 1906
NLB/44/772Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor W [William] J [Johnson] Sollas FRS6 November 1911
NLB/52/706Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor William Johnson Sollas, FRS18 February 1916
RR/17/222Referee's report by Alfred Cort Haddon, on a paper 'On the cranial and facial characters of the neandertal race' by William Johnson Sollas[July 1907]
NLB/35/782Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Sydney John Hickson, Fellow of the Royal Society16 July 1907
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