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George Poulett Scrope, F.R.S

Naturevolume 13pages241242 (1876) | Download Citation



YET another of the old lights of Geology gone from us!—one that shone out brightly more than half a century ago, and has kept its place and done its work even up to the last. At the ripe age of almost fourscore years, and with his faculties and sympathies still fresh and active, Mr. Scrope has passed away. Living his last years in the quiet retirement of his pretty country-house, he may be said to have taken some time ago his farewell of the scenes of his early scientific friendships. But that he kept up his interest in all his old pursuits was shown by his occasional letters on geological matters, which continued to appear until only a few weeks ago. The friends with whom he corresponded and who saw him from time to time in his retreat will not soon forget the eagerness with which he listened to every new fact in his favourite studies, and the friendly and large-hearted liberality with which he stimulated and assisted younger labourers in his own domain.


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