Papers of Thomas Neville George, 1904-1980, Professor of Geology, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 1947-1974

Scope and Content

  • Glasgow University research material and correspondence 1883-c.1980
  • Lectures and publications c1948-1979
  • Visits and conferences 1956-1975
  • Committees and organisations 1967-1978
  • Correspondence 1947-1978
  • Biographical and personal material 1917-1977

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Neville George was born in Swansea, Wales in  1904  . He attended the University of Wales and gained a DSc. He then did postgraduate studies at St John's College, Cambridge, England and became a Fellow of the University of Wales in 1926. He was Professor of Geology and Head of the University Geology and Geography Department, University College, Swansea,  1933-1947  . He then became Professor of Geology at the  University of Glasgow from  1947-1974  . He was President of the Geology Section of the British Association, Liverpool, England in  1953  and Woodward Lecturer at Yale University, United States of America in 1956. He became Vice-President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh from  1959-1961  , Fellow of the Royal Society in 1963 and Fellow of the Geological Society. He was Chairman of several committees including Newbattle Abbey College Executive Committee and the Geological Conservation Council. George was also President of various associations including the Geological Society of London (1968-1970) and the Palaeontological Association (1962-1964). He was a member of many other committees including the Geology and Geophysics Committee and the Mineral Resources Consultative Committee. George was awarded several honorary prizes including an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Rennes, France, 1956 and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Wales in 1970. George published many articles including: Evolution in Outline in 1951 and British Regional Geology, North Wales in 1961. Thomas Neville George died in 1980.

Sources: Who's Who (1977), The College Courant (1980, Glasgow).


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

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Acquisition Information

Deposit : Mrs Jeanine Alton : 1984


Compiled by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 08 October 2004

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

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This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

The collection was deposited at the Contemporary Scientific Archives Centre, Oxford, England in 1982-1983 by Dr Sarah Davies. The collection was then split between the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff (GB 546) and Glasgow University Archives (GB 248).


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