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Nature volume 42, pages 132133 | Download Citation



THE death of this genial and accomplished man will awaken feelings of no ordinary regret, not only among geologists, but among naturalists all over the country. For two-and-twenty years his tall, handsome person has been the most familiar figure at the rooms of the Geological Society in Burlington House. Always at his post, with a pleasant smile of welcome, ever ready with assistance from his large treasures of knowledge and experience, knowing more intimately than anyone else the affairs and traditions of the Society, proud of its history and keenly sensitive for its scientific reputation, he had come to be looked upon as a kind of genius loci—the living embodiment of the Society's aims and work.

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