James Bennie


1821 Born September 23rd.
Employed in paper factory. Leisure hours devoted to study of glacial, interglacial and post-glacial deposits of west of Scotland (also collected Carboniferous fossils).
1867 Results communicated to Dr Croll and published in Trans. Glasgow. Geol. Soc.
1869 Joined Survey as Fossil Collector (Scotland). Special knowledge of Carboniferous fossils of Central Scotland discovered many new forms - first to record Holothusians in Scottish Carboniferous, and arctic plants in silt of former lakes in Boulder Clay.
1899 Murchison Fund.
1901 Died January 28th.

Biographies and Obituaries

1901 Obituary - James Bennie. Born 23rd September 1821, died 28th January 1901. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 8 p.143-144. 1901
1903 Horne, J. Obituary notice of the late Mr. Bennie. Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society. v. 8 p.187-193. 1903
1908 Hist. Geol. Soc. Glasgow 1908, p. 207