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Charles Moore (1815-1881): Fossil Hunter

Moore
Portrait of Charles Moore c.1870
[GSL/POR/45/36-02]

                    

Charles Moore (1815-1881) was a well-respected English amateur geologist and renowned fossil collector. He is best known for his discovery of the existence of Rhaetic beds in England and for his collection of fossils which is housed at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution. 

While Moore’s fossil collection remains to this day at the BRLSI, a collection of his correspondence and other materials can be found in the Geological Society Archive. The collection was donated in 1921 by Mrs Bannatyne, the daughter of Reverend Henry Hoyte Winwood, an English geologist and meteorologist and a friend of Charles Moore. The material had previously been given to Winwood in 1882 by Charles Moore’s widow.

Using material from the archive collection and sources from the Geological Society Library, this exhibition gives an insight into the life of a man who had a fervent passion for geology and left behind a significant palaeontological legacy.


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Moore's
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The Moore
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