Lectures of Professor Thomas John Jehu (1871-1943)

Scope and Content

The collection is composed of notes of lectures on Geology, 1916-1917, and a short letter of Jehu likely to B. Osborne, along with newspaper clipping.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas John Jehu was born on 19 February 1871 at Brynavon, Llanfair Caerenion, in Montgomeryshire. He was educated at the High School, Oswestry, and then studied at Edinburgh University, St. John's College, Cambridge. At Edinburgh he followed Medicine and Science taking the degrees of M.B. and C.M. in 1893 and the degree of B.Sc. in 1894, and at Cambridge he took Natural Science and Moral Science. In 1903, Jehu became a Lecturer in Geology at St. Andrews University, and in 1914 he was appointed Professor of Geology and Mineralogy at Edinburgh University. Latterly he had been Regius Professor. Professor Thomas John Jehu died on 18 July 1943.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Material acquired June 1982, Accession no. E82.56.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Who was who 1941-1950. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1952.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

Related Material

The local Indexes show an additional reference to Jehu related material (check the Indexes for more details): a letter from Haslemere, 1937, at Gen. 1426/157.