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Roderick Impey Murchison 1792-1871) Scottish-born British geologist. Defined Silurian system, 1835, Permian system, c1845, and in co-operation with Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873), the Devonian system. Fellow of the Royal Society, 1826. Director-general of the Geological Survey, 1855. President of the Royal Geographical Society, 1843. From 'Life of Sir Roderick I. Murchison' by Archibald Geikie (London, 1875). Engraving.

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Roderick Impey Murchison 1792-1871) Scottish-born British geologist.  Defined Silurian system, 1835, Permian system, c1845, and in co-operation with Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873), the Devonian system. Fellow of the Royal Society, 1826. Director-general of the Geological Survey, 1855. President of the Royal Geographical Society, 1843.    From 'Life of Sir Roderick I. Murchison' by Archibald Geikie (London, 1875). Engraving.