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Biographical entry Selwyn, Alfred Richard Cecil (1824 - 1902)

28 July 1824
Kilmington, Somerset, England
18 October 1902
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Alfred Selwyn was Director of the Geological Survey of Victoria 1853-1869.

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Book Sections

  • Branagan, D. F.; Townley, K. A., 'Selwyn, Alfred Richard Cecil (1824-1902), geologist', in Bede Nairn (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 6, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1976, pp. 102-103. Also available at Details
  • Zeller, Suzanne, 'Alfred Richard Cecil Selwyn,1824-1902', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details

Conference Proceedings

  • Pierson, Roger (ed.), The History of Geology in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century: the Story in Australia, and in Victoria, from Selwyn and McCoy to Gregory 1853 to 1903, Earth Sciences History Group, Geological Society of Australia, Melbourne, 2007, 69 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Alcock, F. J., 'A Century in the History of the Geological Survey of Canada', Canadian Mining Journal, vol. 68, 1947. Details
  • Ami, H. M., 'Memorial or Sketch of the Life of the Late Dr. A. R. C. Selwyn', Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, vol. 10, 1904. Details
  • Darragh, Thomas A., 'The Geological Survey of Victoria Under Alfred Selwyn, 1852-1868', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 7, no. 1, 1987, pp. 1-25. Also available at Details
  • Woodward, H., 'Eminent Living Geologists', Geological Magazine, vol. 6, 1899. Details
  • Zeller, Susanne and Branagan, David, 'Austrlian-Canadian Links in a Geological Chain: Sir William Logan, Dr Alfred Selwyn and Henry Y. L. Brown', Special edition of Scientia Canadensis, vol. 17, no. 1&2, 1994, pp. 71-102. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.