William Gunn


1837 Born September 27th.
1867 Joined Survey under Murchison. Worked on Carboniferous of West Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland.
1884 Promoted to Geologist and transferred to Scotland. Worked in Bute and subsequently in North-west Highlands. Later surveyed in Arran, first to prove Tertiary vent.
1901 Appointed District Geologist.
1902 Retired in September. Died on October 24th.


1900 Memoirs: Belford, Holy Isle and Farne Islands (1900).
1897 Memoirs: Coast south of Berwick-upon-Tweed (1897).
1897 Memoirs: Norham and Tweedmouth (1897).
1895 Joint author of Memoir: Wooler and Coldstream (1895).
1888 Joint author of Memoir: Ingleborough (1888).
1897 Joint author of Memoir: Cowal in Argyll (1897).
1907 Joint author of Memoir: North-west Highlands (1907).
1875 Joint author of Memoir: Burnley Coalfield (1875).
1903 Joint author of Memoir: North Arran (1903).
1913 Joint author of Memoir: Fannich Mountains (1913).
1912 Joint author of Memoir: Ben Wyvis (1912).
Contributed papers to Transactions Edinburgh Geological Society; Berwick Naturalist Club; Glasgow Geological Society, Geological Society London; and Geological Magazine.

Biographies and Obituaries

1902 Obituary - William Gunn, F.G.S. Born 27th September 1837, died 24th October 1902. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 9 p.576. 1902
1903 Lapworth, C. Obituary - William Gunn. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 59 p.liv-lv. 1903