John George Goodchild F.G.S.


1844 Born May 26th near London.
1867 Joined Geological Survey. For some years worked in the north of England, particularly Lake District, then moved to Jermyn Street office.
1874 Wollaston Fund.
1887 Transferred to Scotland, in charge of survey collections in Royal Scottish Museum. 1889 Curator.
Later took charge also of Museum mineral collection, led to special study of mineralogy.
Edited Heddle’s “Scottish Mineralogy”.
Became widely known as lecturer in geology.
Contributed to papers (>200) on a variety of subjects to different societies).
1906 Died February 21st in Edinburgh.


1888 Memoir: contributed to: "Ingleborough" (1888).
1891 Memoir: contributed to: "Mallerstang" (1891).
1897 Memoir: contributed to: "Appleby" (1897).

Biographies and Obituaries

1907 Obituary - John George Goodchild (1844-1906). Mineralogical Magazine. v. 14 p.271-272. 1907
1906 Obituary - John George Goodchild F.G.S. Born 26th May 1844, died 21st February 1906. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 3 p.189-190. 1906
1909 Gregory, J.W. Obituary notice of John George Goodchild, born 26th May 1844, died 21st Feb. 1906. Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society. v. 9 p.331-350. 1909
1907 Geikie, A. Obituary - John George Goodchild. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 63 p.lxv-lxvi. 1907
1908 Hist. Geol. Society Glasgow (1908) p. 249
Geology of Yorkshire, Kendall and Wroot p. 437