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J. N. ;
1810 in Traquair near Innerleithen, Peeblesshire
Rev. James Nicol (1769-1819), minister of Traquair; acquired celebrity as a poet
studies at Univ. Edinburgh (with Robert Jameson 1825-27) and at Univ. Bonn and Univ. Berlin.
J. N.: Manual of Mineralogy (1849), Elements of Mineralogy (1858, 2nd ed., 1873), Geological Map of Scotland (1858), Geology & Scenery of the North of Scotland (1866) ;
Geological Society of London (secr. 1846) ; Queen's College, Cork (prof. f. geology since 1849) ; Univ. Aberdeen (Prof. f. Natural History since 1853)
geologist ->Sir Roderick Impey Murchison (1792-1871) and map-maker ->Alexander Keith Johnston (1804-1871) on Geological map of Europe (1856) & Geological Map of Scotland (1846) ;
geological, cartographical, and mineralogical drawing and engraving, map-making ; handcolouring
www.davidrumsey.com/maps940029-24690.html ; http://maps.nls.uk/scotland/detail.cfm?id=1347
H. Chisholm in Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed., 1911) ; DNB ;
J. N. became prof. f. geology at Queen's College, Cork in 1849 and Prof. f. Natural History at Univ. Aberdeen in 1853.