Some Victorian (or Edwardian?) Geologists.

Although I am no geologist, I keep an eye open for images of geologists working out in the field. Most of these are not necessarily working in Scotland, but I thought I would offer them to you, rather than keep them hidden in my magic lantern slide box, hoping that a few of you might be interested. Some are untitled. If anyone knows who and/or where they are, do please let me know. I will also for completeness add some studio shots of the more famous geologists, many of whom will have worked in Scotland.

As always, if the image seems incomplete or cropped (most of them are, I'm afraid), please click on it and you will find the full image displayed. I would recommend that you then continue manually.

Ichthyosaurus in situ, Stockton. CJ Watson. BAGP
Ichthyosaurus in situ, Stockton. CJ Watson. BAGP
Geologists. Breccia gash, Marsden. G Hingley. BAGP
Geologists. Breccia gash, Marsden. G Hingley. BAGP
Geologists. Faulted coal-seam. Kimberley. FG Allen. BAGP
Geologists. Faulted coal-seam. Kimberley. FG Allen. BAGP
Geologist. False Bedding Hilbre Island. CA Deneux. BAGP
Geologist. False Bedding Hilbre Island. CA Deneux. BAGP
Geologist Unnamed. BAGP
Geologist Unnamed. BAGP
Geologist. Unnamed. BAGP 2
Geologist. Unnamed. BAGP 2
Geologist. Overfolding Loughshinny. JA Cunningham. BAGP
Geologist. Overfolding Loughshinny. JA Cunningham. BAGP
Geology Soc. set, poss. 19thC Geologist
Geology Soc. set, poss. 19thC Geologist
John MacCulloch.
John MacCulloch.
John MacCulloch's 3-volume "Description of the Western Islands of Scotland..." 1819 was a seminal work in Scottish geology. His 1824 "Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland" is looked on with less favour these days, but it forms an important record of life in early 19th century Scotland.
Dr Hutton, by John Kay.
Dr Hutton, by John Kay.
John Kay's late 18th century caricatures of figures in Edinburgh society form a wonderful panorama. Included is this delightful image of John Hutton at work with his hammer.
Buckland by Sopwith.
Buckland by Sopwith.
Full title: "The Victorian Geologist in full regalia. Rev. Professor Buckland, DD, FRS, Equipped as a Glacialist." Buckland wrote the volume on Geology in the Bridgewater Treatises series.
Charles Peach.
Charles Peach.
Father of Ben, it was Charles Peach who found fossils at Durness that sent Murchison rushing up to the far north in 1855. It is somehow fitting that the twp Peaches both began and ended the Highlands Contoversy.
Murchison
Murchison
Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, the man who dominated geological thinking in Britain for some 30 years in the middle of the 19th century. His determined adherence to his views on the geology of the far north led to the Highlands Controversy.
Sir Roderick Impey Murchison
Sir Roderick Impey Murchison
This image has been stuck into my copy of "Siluria".
Sir Roderick Impey Murchison
Sir Roderick Impey Murchison
Such was Murchison's fame in Victorian times that he could command large audiences at his lectures ("a vast assembly" reportedly at Dudley Caves), and images of him in caricature, and even on a playing card, can be found.
Adam Sedgwick
Adam Sedgwick
Sedgwick was Murchison's hero, until they fell out over a dispute involving the rocks of the Welsh borders.
1861 BAA Manchester meeting
1861 BAA Manchester meeting
This interesting photo of the BAA meeting in Manchester in 1861 probably shows various key scientists of the day. Murchison can be seen on the left, and Sedgwick on the right - at a safe distance following thier tiff!
James Nicol
James Nicol
Nicol, a professor at Aberdeen University, was the one man who dared to doubt publicly Murchison's paradigm for the rocks of the far North-West.
Professor Andrew Ramsay.
Professor Andrew Ramsay.
A more aged Andrew Ramsay
A more aged Andrew Ramsay
Ramsay was one of the established geologists happy to go along with Murchison's views on the Highlands.
Archibald Geikie
Archibald Geikie
Geikie owed much to Murchison, who set him off on his successful career path, and in return Geikie showed utter devotion to Sir Roderick and his model until the bitter end.
Charles_Callaway.
Charles_Callaway.
Callaway was the first geologist to produce serious research that cast doubt on Murchison's theories.
Charles Lapworth.
Charles Lapworth.
It was Lapworth who after a meticulous survey in the early 1880s, exposed for certain the failings in the model for the succession of rocks in the Highlands that had been adopted by the Geological Survey since 1860.
JW Judd
JW Judd
Judd fell out with Geikie over aspects of the geology of Skye, and earlier had been won over to Nicol's views at the end of the 1870s.
Duke of Argyll
Duke of Argyll
George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll, made a number of contributions to science, not least in geology.
Charles Lyell
Charles Lyell
Lyell was a Scottish geologist of note, but he played little part in the Highlands Controversy.
Yorkshire lot geologists 1889
Yorkshire lot geologists 1889
Members of the Hull and Leeds Geological Society near Brough, west of Hull.
French geologists
French geologists
Further afield, geologists in France.....
Russian geologists
Russian geologists
...and further still, in Russia.
Unknown
Unknown
Finally, I would love to know who this is.
Close-up.
Close-up.
Any ideas?