Nevil Story Maskelyne
Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story Maskelyne (born September 3, 1823 in Basset Down House, Wroughton , Wiltshire , † May 20, 1911 in Basset Down House) was an English geologist , mineralogist and politician .
Nevil was the eldest son of Antony Mervin Reeve Story and Margaret Maskelyne, the daughter of the Astronomer Royal , Nevil Maskelyne . The family adopted the name Maskelyne when Nevil came of age, having inherited the Maskelyne family property at Basset Down near Wroughton, Wiltshire. Nevil married Thereza Mary Llewelyn (1834 - February 27, 1926) on June 29, 1858. Their daughter Mary in turn married Hugh Oakeley Arnold-Forster on July 29, 1885. Hugh and Mary's granddaughter Vanda Morton published a 1987 biography of Nevil.
Maskelyne was educated at Wadham College , Oxford . From 1851 he first taught mineralogy and chemistry at Oxford before being appointed professor of mineralogy in 1856, a position he held until 1895. From 1857 to 1880 he was Keeper of Minerals at the British Museum .
Maskelyne was also a photography pioneer and an associate of William Henry Fox Talbot . He is also considered to be the first to describe the minerals andrewsite (discredited as mixed crystal in 1990), asmanite ( tridymite ), langite , liskeardite , oldhamite , osbornite and waringtonite ( brochantite ) and was a pioneer in the classification of meteorites with Gustav Rose .
Between 1880 and 1886 Nevil was a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Cricklade constituency, representing the Liberal Party , and between 1886 and 1892 for the Liberal Unionist Party . From 1889 to 1904 he was a member of Wiltshire County Council .
- A guide to the collection of minerals (1862)
- Mineralogical notes (1863)
- Index to the collection of minerals: with references to the table cases in which the species to which they belong are exhibited at the British Museum (1866)
- Mineralogical notices (1871)
- Crystallography: Treatise on the Morphology of Crystals (1895) (Kessinger Publishing January 2008 ISBN 0-548-82536-X )
- On Meteoric Stones . In: Popular Science Monthly , Volume, November 2, 1872 ( Wikisource )
- Vanda Morton: Oxford rebels: the life and friends of Nevil Story Maskelyne 1823–1911: pioneer Oxford scientist, photographer and politician . 1987, ISBN 0-86299-456-X .
- Henry Alexander Millar, Arthur William Rucker: Maskelyne, (Mervyn Herbert) Nevil Story- (1823-1911) . rev. MC Curthoys, 2004.
- Story-Maskelyne, Mervyn Herbert Nevil . In: Encyclopædia Britannica . 11th edition. tape 32 : Pacific Ocean Islands - Zuloaga . London 1922, p. 579 (English, full text [ Wikisource ]).
- HAM, AW D: Story – Maskelyne, Mervyn Herbert Nevil . In: Sidney Lee (Ed.): Dictionary of National Biography . Suppl. 2, Volume 3: Neil - Young. MacMillan & Co, Smith, Elder & Co., New York City / London 1912, pp 433 - 435 (English).
- Henry Alexander Millar, Arthur William Rucker, revised by MC Curthoys: Nevil Story Maskelyne. In: Henry Colin Gray Matthew, Brian Harrison (Eds.): Oxford Dictionary of National Biography , from the earliest times to the year 2000 (ODNB). Oxford University Press, Oxford 2004, ISBN 0-19-861411-X , ( oxforddnb.com license required ), as of 2004, accessed May 11, 2019.
- [Mervin Herbert] Nevil Story-Maskelyne FRS (I9830). Entry at WH Auden - 'Family Ghosts'
- Maskelynite. (PDF; 812 kB) Data sheet Maskelynite from the University of Arizona
|SURNAME||Story Maskelyne, Nevil|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Story Maskelyne, Mervyn Herbert Nevil|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||English geologist and politician, member of the House of Commons|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 3, 1823|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Basset Down House, Wroughton , Wiltshire|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 20, 1911|
|Place of death||Basset Down House, Wroughton , Wiltshire|