Ormerod, George

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George Wareing Ormerod (1785-1873), geologist, was the second son of George Ormerod, antiquary, was born in Lancashire. He was educated at private schools and then went up to Brasenose College, Oxford. He graduated with a BA in 1833 and obtained his MA in 1836. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1836 and practised first in Manchester until 1855 and then at Chagford and Teignmouth, Devon.

His leisure time was devoted to the study of geology and he published 23 papers in all, nine in the Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society and others in the Transactions of the Devonshire Association . He also produced an index to the Transactions, Proceedings and Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society .

Reference: University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department, Online Archive Catalogue (http://calm.bham.ac.uk/DServeA/). Accessed May 2002.

From the guide to the Personal diaries of George Ormerod, 1829-1838, (University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department)

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