Mr. H. W. Monckton


    MR. HORACE WOOLLASTON MONCKTON, who died on Jan. 14, was the son of Col. the Hon. H. M. Monckton, a younger son of the fifth Viscount Galway, his mother being a daughter of Sir Thomas Woollaston White, Bart. He was born in 1857 and was educated at Wellington College. His father built a house there, on land belonging to the College, and here Monckton and his sister continued to live for the rest of his life. He also had chambers in the Temple, where he lived when not at Wellington. He was called to the Bar in early life and had some practice on the Midland Circuit and at the Parliamentary Bar, and was all his life an enthusiastic member of the Inner Temple. Visits to the Yorkshire coast and the gault exposures at Folkestone attracted him to geology when still a boy, and in 1882 he was elected a fellow of the Geological Society and he joined the Geologists' Association in the same year. Later he became interested in botany, and was elected a fellow of the Linnean Society in 1892.

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    Mr. H. W. Monckton. Nature 127, 206 (1931).

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