John Horne (geologist)

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John Horne (left) and Ben Peach in front of the Inchnadamph Hotel, 1912

John Horne (born January 1, 1848 in Campsie near Stirling , † May 30, 1928 ) was a Scottish geologist .


Horne attended high school and the University of Glasgow .

In 1867 he became an assistant at the Geological Survey of Scotland under Benjamin Neeve Peach , whose close collaborator he became. He mapped the Midland Valley near Ayrshire . Between 1883 and 1897, he and Peach examined the geological structure of the Northwest Highlands around Inchnadamph . In 1888 Horne became a member of the Wollaston Fund of the Geological Society of London and in 1892 the Murchison Centenary Fund . From 1901 to 1911 he was director of the Geological Survey of Scotland. He was also a member of the Royal Society in London and Edinburgh , of which he was president from 1915 to 1919.



  • with Peach, Jethro Teall and others The Geological Structure of the North-West Highlands of Scotland , HM Stationery Office 1907

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