From Professor [John] Phillips (1800-1874)

Scope and Content

Letters sent from Professor [John] Phillips (1800-1874).

Administrative / Biographical History

John Phillips FRS (25 December 1800-24 April 1874) was an English geologist. In 1841 he published the first global geologic time scale based on the correlation of fossils in rock strata, thereby helping to standardize terminology including the term Mesozoic, which he invented.