Edward Hull M.A., LL.D., F.R.S. etc.


1829 Born May 21st in Antrim of Irish stock. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin; took B.A. and Engineering Diploma. Attracted to geology by Thomas Oldham, through him joined Geological Survey 1850.
First field work in North Wales under J.B. Jukes.
Then in Gloucester, Thames Valley and the coalfields of Cheshire and Lancashire.
1867 Geological Survey of Scotland formed as separate branch and Hull appointed District Surveyor and second in command.
Stationed at Glasgow, mapped Clyde coalfield.
1867 Elected to F.R.S.
1869 Appointed to succeed Jukes as Director of Geological Survey of Ireland (post held until retirement).
Prepared new general geology map of Ireland, 8 miles = 1 inch, completed 1 inch maps and descriptive memoirs.
Also held Professorship of Geology in Royal College of Science, Dublin.
1883 Sent to Palestine by Palestine Exploration Society.
1890 Murchison Medal.
1890 Retired from Survey. Lived in London, continued writing.
Member of Coal Commission of 1901-5.
1910 Published “Reminiscence of a strenuous life”.
1917 Died October 18th.


List of writings in Appendix to "Reminiscences":
1875 Memoir: "Burnley Coalfield" (1875, with others)
1869 Memoir: "Midland Counties" (1869)
1858 Memoir: "Parts of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire" (1858, with others)
1861 Memoir: "Altrincham, Cheshire" (1861).
1882 Memoir: "Woodstock, Prescot, Lancs." (1882)
1857 Memoir: "Cheltenham" (1857)
1860 Memoir: "Leicestershire Coalfield (1860)
1861 Memoir: "Parts of Oxfordshire and Berkshire" (1861, with Whitaker)
1864 Memoir: "Oldham" (1864).

Biographies and Obituaries

1918 Harker, A. Obituary - Edward Hull, born 1829, died 1917. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 74 p.liv. 1918
1917 Obituary - Professor Edward Hull, F.R.S. Born 21st May 1829, died 18th October 1917. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 4 p.553-555. 1917
1910 “Reminiscences” E. Hull (1910)
Proceedings Royal Society XC p. xciii
1914 Geology of Yorkshire, Kendall and Wroot (1914) p. 262.