GREENLY, EDWARD (1861 - 1951), geologist

Name: Edward Greenly
Date of birth: 1861
Date of death: 1951
Spouse: Annie Greenfly (née Barnard)
Parent: Harriet Greenfly
Parent: Charles H. Greenfly
Gender: Male
Occupation: geologist
Area of activity: Nature and Agriculture; Science and Mathematics
Author: Brynley Francis Roberts

Born 3 December 1861 in Bristol, the son of Charles H. Greenly and his wife Harriet. After attending Clifton College, Bristol, he spent some time as an articled clerk in the office of a London solicitor, but left so that he could study at University College London. He joined H.M. Geological Survey (Scotland) in 1889 but in 1895 he resigned and began his self-imposed and lifelong task, a new geological survey of Anglesey. He married Annie Barnard in 1891 (she died 1927) and they worked together on the task until its completion in 1910. The geology of Anglesey, two vols., was published in 1919 and the 1 inch map in 1920. The work was later extended to Arfon. He published (with Howel Williams) Methods of geological surveying (1930) and his autobiography, A hand through time, appeared in 1938. He was awarded the Lyell Medal of the Geological Soc. in 1920, the Medal of the Liverpool Geol. Soc. in 1933. He was made D.Sc. hon. causa Un. of Wales in 1920. He died at Bangor 4 March 1951.


Published date: 2001

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