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TitleS S Buckman
DescriptionSydney Savory Buckman was born on 3 April 1860 at Cirencester. His father was James Buckman (1814-1884) naturalist and professor of botany and geology at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. From 1871-1879 Buckman attended Sherborne School. In 1879-1880 he was at the Chemischen Laboratoriums, Weisbaden. In 1882 he married Maude Mary Holland (1860-1946). After 4 years as a farmer he began a career as novelist, commercial writer and fossil dealer in order to fund his geological work. He published his first paper in 1881 and others soon followed. Buckman had a wide range of interests including language and political and social reform. In 1913 he was awarded the Lyell Medal by the London Geological Society. In 1914 he was offered a position in the Geological Survey of Canada but the outbreak of war prevented him taking this up. He died at Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire on 26 February 1929.
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DS/UK/107Buckman; Sydney Savory (1860-1929)1860-1929
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