Record

Authorised form of nameMantell; Gideon Algernon (1790 - 1852)
Dates1790 - 1852
NationalityBritish
Place of birthThe parish of St John-sub-Castro, Lewes, Sussex, England
Date of birth03 February 1790
Place of deathLondon
Date of death10 November 1852
Research fieldGeology
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election24/11/1825
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1849
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1850-1854 vol 6 pp 252-256
References:
Garry J Tee, 'Relics of Davy and Faraday in New Zealand' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 93-102
Michael D Crane, 'Samuel Stutchbury (1798-1859), Naturalist and Geologist' in NR 1982-83 vol 37 pp 189-200
Roy M MacLeod, 'Of Medals and Men: A Reward System in Victorian Science 1826-1914' in NR 1971 vol 26 pp 81-105
Dennis Dean, Gideon Mantell and the discovery of dinosaurs (Cambridge University Press, 1999)
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/44386238
Royal Society codeNA7470
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1825/08Mantell, Gideon Algernon: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/002954Mantell, Gideon Algernonnd
IM/002952Mantell, Gideon Algernon2002
MS/709/37Letter from Gideon Mantell, Castle Place, to James Sowerby, 2 Mead Place, Lambeth, Surrey19 April 1817
P/0087Portrait of Mantell, Gideon
IM/002953Mantell, Gideon Algernonnd
IM/000536Mantell, Gideon AlgernonFebruary 2003
AP/32/16Unpublished paper, 'On the geographical distribution of the Bulimi, a group of terrestrial Mollusca; and on the modification of their calcifying functions, according to the local physical conditions in which the species occur' by Lovell Reeve20 February 1850
IM/002951Mantell, Gideon Algernonnd
MC/2/67Letter from Gideon [Algernon] Mantell, Castle Place, Lewes, to Dr. Peter Mark Roget, Secretary of the Royal SocietyDecember 1832
RR/1/162Referee's report by William Henry Fitton, on a paper 'Memoir on a portion of the lower jaw of the iguanodon, and on the remains of the hylaeosaurus and other saurians, discovered in the strata of Tilgate Forest, in Sussex' by Gideon Algernon Mantell10 May 1841
RR/2/145Referee's report by Robert Edmond Grant, on a paper 'On the Pelorosaurus; an undescribed gigantic terrestrial reptile whose remains are associated with those of the Iguanodon and other saurians in the strata of Tilgate Forest, in Sussex' by Gideon Algernon Mantell4 June 1850
MS/251/31Letter from Gideon Algernon Mantell, Castle Place, to [William Buckland]15 June 1829
MS/251/30Letter from Gideon Algernon Mantell, Castle Place, to [William Buckland]3 June 1829
PT/34/10/3Plate, figures II-IV from plate XIII and figure I from plate XIV showing a peristome, an ammonites jasoni, and an outline of the belemnoteuthis by [Joseph] Dinkel[1848]
MS/426/213Copy letter from S H [Samuel Hunter] Christie, Secretary of the Royal Society; to G A [Gideon Algernon] Mantell3 July 1846
IM/002955Mantell, Gideon Algernonnd
IM/002956Mantell, Gideon Algernonnd
PT/25/5/3Plate, figures 6-7 showing trionyx femur and turtle mandible by unknown artistMay 1841
MS/251/22Letter from Gideon Algernon Mantell, Castle Place, Lewes, to William Buckland, President of the Geological Society, 20 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London16 June 1825
MS/251/29Letter from Gideon Algernon Mantell, Castle Place, to William Buckland, Somerset House, London12 May 1829
PT/38/4Paper, 'Supplementary observations on the structure of the belemnite and belemnoteuthis' by Gideon Algernon MantellOctober 1849
PT/34/10Paper, 'Observations on some belemnites, and other fossil remains of cephalopoda, discovered by Sir Reginald Neville Mantell C E in the Oxford Clay near Trowbridge in Wiltshire' by Gideon Algernon MantellFebruary 1848
PT/25/4Paper, 'Memoir on a portion of the lower jaw of the iguanodon and other saurian remains discovered in the strata of Tilgate Forest in Sussex' by Gideon Algernon MantellJanuary 1841
PT/25/5/1Manuscript, 'On the fossil remains of turtles, discovered in the chalk formation of the south east of England' by Gideon Algernon MantellMay 1841
PT/25/5/2Plate, figures 1-5 showing turtle ribs and coracoids by Gideon Algernon MantellMay 1841
PT/34/11Paper, 'On the structure of the jaws and teeth of the iguanodon' by Gideon Algernon Mantell24 May 1848
PT/34/10/4Plate, figures I-III showing osselets of belemnites and the largest specimen of belemnite structure by Jos [Joseph] Dinkel[1848]
PT/34/10/5Plate, figure V from plate XIII and figures IV-V from plate XV showing a phragmocone and the alveolar part of a guard of a belemnite by Jos [Joseph] Dinkel[1848]
PT/34/10/2Plate, figures I and Ia showing the apical portion of the phragmocone of a belemnoteuthis by [Joseph] Dinkel[1848]
PT/34/10/6Plate, figures II-IV showing phragmocones and an outline of the known parts of a belemnite by Jos [Joseph] Dinkel[1848]
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
PT/35/10/2Plate, 'Part of the Maidstone iguanodon' by unknown artist[1849]
PT/35/10/6Plate, lateral aspect of the sacrum of the hylæosaurus by [Joseph] Dinkel and West[1849]
PT/35/10/3Plate, 'Pectoral arch of the iguanodon' by unknown artist[1849]
PT/35/10/4Plate, 'Sacrum of the iguanodon' by West[1849]
PT/35/10/9Plate, vertebrae of the iguanodon by [Joseph] Dinkel and G [George Johann] Scharf[1849]
PT/35/10/7Plate, vertebrae of the iguanodon by [Joseph] Dinkel and G [George Johann] Scharf[1849]
PT/35/10/8Plate, vertebrae of the iguanodon by [Joseph] Dinkel and G [George Johann] Scharf[1849]
PT/35/10/12Plate, vertebral column of the hylæosaurus by J [Joseph] Dinkel[1849]
PT/35/10/5Plate, visceral aspect of the sacrum of the hylæosaurus by [Joseph] Dinkel and West[1849]
PT/35/10/11Plate, 'Humeri of the iguanodon' by G [George Johann] Scharf[1849]
PT/35/10/10Plate, scapula, coracoid, and vertebrae of the iguanodon by G [George Johann] Scharf[1849]
PT/38/3Paper, 'On a dorsal dermal spine of the hylæosaurus recently discovered in the strata of Tilgate Forest' by Gideon Algernon MantellJune 1850
RR/2/263Referee's report by Gideon Algernon Mantell, on a paper 'Investigations into the structure and development of the scales and bones of fishes' by William Crawford Williamson2 July 1850
RR/2/146Referee's report by Robert Edmond Grant, on a paper 'Supplementary observations on the structure of the Belemnite and Belemnoteuthis' by Gideon Algernon Mantell5 June 1850
PT/73/11/11Paintings, 'Teeth of the iguanodon, a newly discovered fossil animal, from the sandstone of Tilgate Forest, in Sussex' by unknown artist[1825]
MC/4/122Letter from Gideon Algernon Mantell to the [Marquis of Northampton] President of the Royal Society and to the Council2 February 1846
PT/75/1/6Drawings, 'Teeth of the iguanodon' by G Scharf[1841]
MS/426/335Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Gideon Algernon] Mantell 21 July 1848
MC/4/263Letter from [Gideon Algernon] Mantell, 19 Chester Square [?], to the Royal Society25 August 1848
MC/4/253Letter from [Gideon Algernon] Mantell, 19 Chester Square, to the Royal Society24 July 1848
MC/4/307Letter from [Charles Beaumont] Phipps, [Keeper of the Privy Purse], to [Charles Richard] Weld, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]5 December 1849
MC/4/302Letter from William Buckland [?] to the Chairman of the Committee for Geology and Paleontology 24 November 1849
PT/75/1/8Drawings, 'Iguanodon and other saurians' by G A [Gideon Algernon] Mantell1841
MC/4Volume 4 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1844-1850
PT/75/1/7Drawings, 'Osteological elements of the iguanodon' by G A [Gideon Algernon] Mantell1840
PT/75/1/5Paintings, teeth of the iguanodon and hylaeosaurus by Lens Aldons[1841]
PT/75/1/9Drawings, 'Hylaeosaurus' by G A [Gideon Algernon] Mantell1841
PT/25/5Paper, 'On the fossil remains of turtles, discovered in the chalk formation of the south east of England' by Gideon Algernon MantellMay 1841
PT/75/1/10Paintings, 'Emys benstedi. In the collection of Dr Mantell' by Jos [Joseph] Dinkel[1841]
PT/75/4/2Drawings, 'Caudal vertebrae of Pelorosaurus conybearei from the strata of Tilgate Forest' by Jos [Joseph] Dinkel1849
PT/75/3/12Painting, 'Rotalia in chalk' by Joseph Dinkel[1846]
PT/75/3/13Paintings, fossilised and recent Rotalia by Jos [Joseph] Dinkel[1846]
PT/75/3/15Painting, 'Rotalia from chalk' by Joseph Dinkel and J Mounsey[1846]
PT/75/3/16Painting, 'Part of the body of a Rotalia' by Joseph Dinkel[1846]
PT/75/3/10Paintings, 'A Rotalia with remains of the soft parts in the shell' by Jos [Joseph] Dinkel[1846]
PT/75/3/14Painting, 'The body of a Rotalia' by Joseph Dinkel[1846]
PT/31/3Paper, 'On the fossil remains of foraminifera in chalk' by Gideon Algernon MantellMay 1846
PT/75/4/1Paintings, humeri of various saurians by [Joseph Dinkel][1849]
PT/75/3/11Painting, 'Rotalia in flint' by Joseph Dinkel[1846]
PT/75/3/9Painting, 'The body of a Rotalia in chalk' by Joseph Dinkel[1846]
PT/75/3/8Paintings, Xanthidium and Rotalia from chalk by Joseph Dinkel[1846]
PT/75/1/4Paintings, 'Maxillary elements of the iguanodon and of the iguana' by G [George Johann?] Scharf[1841]
PT/38/2Paper, 'On the pelorosaurus: an undescribed gigantic terrestrial reptile whose remains are associated with those of the iguanodon and other saurians in the strata of Tilgate Forest, in Sussex' by Gideon Algernon MantellNovember 1849
PT/35/10/1Manuscript, 'Additional observations on the osteology of the iguanodon and hylæosaurus' by Gideon Algernon Mantell15 January 1849
PT/34/10/1Manuscript, 'Observations on some belemnites, and other fossil remains of cephalopoda, discovered by Sir Reginald Neville Mantell C E in the Oxford clay near Trowbridge in Wiltshire' by Gideon Algernon MantellFebruary 1848
PT/35/10Paper, 'Additional observations on the osteology of the iguanodon and hylæosaurus' by Gideon Algernon Mantell15 January 1849
RR/1/161Referee's report by Charles Lyell and Edward Forbes, on a paper 'Observations on some belemnites and other fossil remains of Cephalopoda, discovered by Mr. Reginald Neville Mantell, C. E. in the Oxford clay near Trowbridge, in Wiltshire' by Gideon Algernon MantellJuly 1848
RR/2/144Referee's report by Edward Forbes, on two papers 'On the Pelorosaurus; an undescribed gigantic terrestrial reptile whose remains are associated with those of the Iguanodon and other saurians in the strata of Tilgate Forest, in Sussex' and 'Supplementary observations on the structure of the Belemnite and Belemnoteuthis' by Gideon Algernon Mantell21 May 1850
AP/32/16/1Unpublished manuscript, 'On the geographical distribution of the Bulimi, a group of terrestrial Mollusca; and on the modification of their calcifying functions, according to the local physical conditions in which the species occur' by Lovell Reeve20 February 1850
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