Item 0016 - 13 December 1888

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13 December 1888

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CA MUA MG 1022-2-1-252-0016

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Thomas George Bonney was an English professor, author, geologist, and president of the Geological Society of London. He was born on 27 July 1833 in Rugeley, Staffordshire, England. Thomas was educated at Uppingham School and St John's College, Cambridge. From 1856 to 1861 he was a mathematical master at Westminster School, and he pursued geology only as a recreational activity, mainly in Alpine regions. From 1877 to 1901 he was a professor of geology in University College London. He became secretary and later president of the Geological Society of London (1884–1886). In 1878 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. He wrote numerous articles and books on the topic of geology, e.g. The Story of Our Planet (1893). He died in Cambridge on 10 December 1923. Lake Bonney in Antarctica is named after him.

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Letter from T.G. Bonney to John William Dawson, written from London, W..

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